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Michelle Samuel-Foo

Acting Chief of Staff

Dr. Michelle Samuel-Foo has worked in the area of Specialty Crops and Integrated Pest Management for over 20 years. Prior to joining USDA-NIFA as a National Program Leader within the Institute of Plant Production and Sustainability, she served as the Director of Specialty Crops Research at Alabama State University, a non-land grant Historically Black College and University. Dr. Samuel-Foo also was a faculty member in the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences at the University of Florida where she served as the Regional Field Coordinator for the IR-4 specialty crops, minor use registrations program. Dr. Samuel-Foo earned a Ph.D. in Entomology and an M.S. in Agronomy from The University of Georgia, as well as a B.A. in Biology (summa cum laude) from Brewton-Parker College.

She is actively involved with the Entomological Society of America (ESA) and the National Society of Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources and Related Sciences (MANRRS).

Topic Expertise
Crop Production
Pest Management
Minority Serving Institutions
Learning and Engagement
Workforce Development
Sustainable Agriculture
Invasive Pests and Diseases
Atlanta GA
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