Dr. Mathieu Ngouajio is the National Science Liaison for Crop Production Systems. Prior to his National Science Liaison position, Dr. Ngouajio served as a National Program Leader from 2013 to 2019 in the Institute of Food Production and Sustainability, where he administered competitive grant programs including the Organic Transitions, the Organic Agriculture Research and Extension Initiative and the Agriculture and Food Research Initiative. Prior to joining NIFA, Dr. Ngouajio was Professor in the Department of Horticulture at Michigan State University with a research and extension appointment. He received a BS in Agronomy and plant protection from Dschang University (Cameroon), a MS in Weed Science and Plant Physiology from Virginia Tech and a Ph.D. in Weed Science and Plant Biology from Laval University (Canada). He completed a two-year Post-Doctoral Research at the University of California (Riverside) in Cropping Systems research. Dr. Ngouajio is a Fellow of the American Society for Horticultural Science (ASHS) and past Vice-President of ASHS. Dr. Ngouajio will represent NIFA primarily regarding programs related to plant production and protection as well as organic farming.