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sonny_official.jpg - Sonny Ramaswamy Sonny Ramaswamy
Title: Director
Unit: Office of the Director
Location: 305-A Whitten
Full Address and Directions
Phone: (202) 720 - 4423
Fax: (202) 720 - 8987

Overview:
Sonny serves as the Director of NIFA, and is responsible for providing leadership and direction in the formulation of broad, national policies needed to support extramural research, education, and Extension through the administration of Federal support in coordination with other agencies within the Research, Education, and Economics (REE) mission area. He is responsible for providing national leadership and support for cooperative science, Extension, and education programs and other cooperative activities in the food, agricultural, and environmental sciences to meet major needs and challenges in food and agricultural system productivity; development of new food, fiber, and energy sources; agricultural energy use and production; sustainable natural resources use; promotion of the health and welfare of people; human nutrition; and international food and agriculture. In addition, Sonny's role is to help forge linkages with universities and colleges, stakeholders and beneficiaries and other organizations including scientific and professional associations, research foundations, industries, and other government agencies.

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