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NIFA’s top leaders bring a wealth of scientific backgrounds and leadership experience to advancing the agency’s mission and vision.

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INSTITUTES (Also, see Division Directors)

  • Institute of Bioenergy, Climate Change and Environment: Kevin Kephart, Deputy Director
  • Institute of Food Production and Sustainability: Deb Hamernik, Deputy Director
  • Institute of Food Safety and Nutrition: Suzanne Stluka, Deputy Director
  • Institute of Youth, Family, and Community: Kal Kalavacharla, Deputy Director
  • Center for International Programs: Timothy Conner, Director (Acting)


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