Georgia Tech

Seminar: Sonny Ramaswamy, Director of NIFA, U.S. Department of Agriculture

Event Details

Date/Time:

  • Thursday, June 20, 2013 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: CULC Room 102
Fee(s): Free

For More Information Contact

Fatimot Ladipo, Assistant Director of Federal Relations, 404.894.1238

Setting the Table for a Hotter, Flatter, More Crowded Earth

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is dedicating significant resources to advance innovation within the agriculture sector. Specifically, USDA wants to address significant grand challenges, such as how do you feed a growing population with increasing pressure on vital resources such as land and water. Dr. Sonny Ramaswamy, USDA’s Director of the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (USDA’s extramural research arm), will be on Georgia Tech’s campus June 20 to talk about this and other challenges that will require multi-faceted approaches and expertise ranging from engineering to social sciences.