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Office of the Director

TOP PRIORITIES

  • Create global food security through research, education, and extension
  • Advance America’s global preeminence in food and agricultural sciences
  • Develop and evaluate NIFA’s strategic plan and portfolio
  • Formulate the agency budget and distribute funds to programs
  • Ensure that the agency and grant recipients are compliant  with federal nondiscrimination laws
Dr. Dionne Toombs is currently the Acting Director of the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) – U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) extramural grant funding agency for agricultural research, education, and Extension programs across the nation.
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TOP PRIORITIES

  • Create global food security through research, education, and extension
  • Advance America’s global preeminence in food and agricultural sciences
  • Develop and evaluate NIFA’s strategic plan and portfolio
  • Formulate the agency budget and distribute funds to programs
  • Ensure that the agency and grant recipients are compliant  with federal nondiscrimination laws