Upcoming visit by NIFA director Ramaswamy

Sonny Ramaswamy

Sonny Ramaswamy

We are happy to announce that Sonny Ramaswamy will be visiting Virginia Tech this coming May 23-24. Ramaswamy was appointed to serve as director of the USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) on May 7, 2012. As part of USDA’s Research, Education, and Extension mission, he oversees NIFA award funding for a wide range of extramural research, education, and extension projects addressing the diverse needs of farmers, ranchers, and agricultural producers. A public presentation and discussion session on “NIFA Priorities and How Virginia Tech Can Contribute to Federal Initiatives” is scheduled for May 23 from 2:30-4 p.m. at the VBI Conference Center. A reception hosted by the CALS faculty association will immediately follow the presentation.

Sponsored by the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Virginia Agricultural Experiment Station, Virginia Cooperative Extension and the CALS Faculty Association.

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