Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Farm Foundation hosting free forum on Wednesday; live audiocast with slides available

The next Farm Foundation forum, "Tools to Fund Agricultural Research," will be held from 9-11 a.m. (EST) on Wednesday at the National Press Club in Washington D.C. For those unable to attend the free event in person, a live audiocast that includes PowerPoint slides is available. Questions can be submitted by those participating via audiocast. To register to attend in person click here. To register for the audiocast click here

Presenters are: Keith Fuglie of the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Economic Research Service, who will provide an overview of public and private research trends, including the funding model used in Australia; Dr. Harold Browning of the Citrus Research and Development Foundation, to discuss that industry-led research effort; Steve Rhines of the Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation, who will discuss the potential role of agricultural research organizations in financing agricultural research; and Matt McKenna of the Foundation for Food and Agricultural Research, who will discuss this non-profit corporation authorized by the 2014 Farm Bill to combine public funding and private donations in support of agriculture research. (Read more)

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