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APLU Statement on the Appointment of Manjit K. Misra as NIFA Director

Washington, DC – Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) Vice President for Food, Agriculture, and Natural Resources Doug Steele released the following statement on Manjit K. Misra being appointed Director of the National Institute of Food and Agriculture.

“The public and land-grant community congratulates Manjit K. Misra on his appointment as Director of the United States Department of Agriculture National Institute of Food and Agriculture. Dr. Misra brings a unique and distinguished background to the role as a researcher, inventor, and administrator at a land-grant university focused on addressing the broad array of challenges facing agriculture.

“The partnership between our nation’s land-grant universities and NIFA is critical for the nation. We look forward to working with Director Misra as public and land-grant universities work to deepen their partnership with NIFA to support groundbreaking research and outreach to enhance the productivity, viability, and competitiveness of American agriculture.”

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