President Obama Announces Intent to Appoint Dr. Sonny Ramaswamy as Director of NIFATuesday, March 13, 2012
(American Meat Institute)
President Obama has announced his intent to appoint Sonny Ramaswamy, Ph.D., as director of the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA).
NIFA links USDA with the land-grant university community and other public and private organizations, to advance research, extension, and higher education in the food and agricultural sciences and related environmental, social, and human sciences.
Ramaswamy is currently Dean of the College of Agricultural Sciences at Oregon State University. Previously, he was the associate dean of the Purdue Univ. College of Agriculture and directed the university's agricultural research programs from 2006 to 2009. Before joining the Purdue faculty, Dr. Ramaswamy was a Distinguished Professor and head of the Department of Entomology at Kansas State Univ. from 1997 to 2006.share on facebook share on twitter