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Big Data and Agriculture

Please join us for a seminar with Dr. Sonny Ramaswamy, the Director, National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) on Monday, September 21st at 2:30 p.m. held concurrently via Adobe Connect and in 101 Agricultural Sciences and Industries Building (ASI), University Park PA. Dr. Ramaswamy will be discussing Big Data and Agriculture.

Dr. Sonny Ramaswamy was appointed to serve as the Director of the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) on May 7, 2012. Dr. Ramaswamy is responsible for providing leadership and direction in the formulation of broad, national policies needed to support extramural research, education, and extension through the administration of federal support in coordination with other agencies within the Research, Education, and Economics (REE) mission area.

He is responsible for providing national leadership and support for cooperative research, education, and extension programs and other cooperative activities in the food, agricultural, and environmental sciences to meet major needs and challenges in food and agricultural system productivity; development of new food, fiber and energy sources; agricultural energy use and production; sustainable natural resources use; promotion of the health and welfare of people; human nutrition; and international food and agriculture. In addition, Sonny's role is to help forge linkages with universities and colleges, stakeholders, and beneficiaries and other organizations, including scientific and professional associations, research foundations, industries, and other government agencies. 

Provided by Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences. 

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