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LINC 2011 Keynote Address
Roger Beachy, National Institute of Food and Agriculture
U.S. Department of Agriculture

"Addressing the Grand Societal Challenges Requires Change in Conduct of Research: The Role of NIFA in 'Assisting' the Change"

The mission of NIFA (National Institute of Food and Agriculture) is to promote research in food and agriculture in a growing and demanding world. Dr. Beachy's address will help scientists and administrative leaders in the STL region gain a better understanding of how the USDA will address the grand challenges of the global society as described in the NRC report on "The New Biology for the 21st Century."