August 8, 2018
Lincoln, Neb. — Annie Krueger, doctoral student in the Entomology Department at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln was named a professional development fellow by the Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research (FFAR). FFAR announced 17 inaugural recipients of its FFAR fellow award on Aug. 7.
The FFAR fellows program provides a platform for mentorship for doctoral students with regulatory and industry mentors to equip students with the skills needed to facilitate their transition to the workforce. As a professional development fellow, Krueger will use the award to participate in a three-year interdisciplinary training program. Her research aims to develop agricultural land management practices to improve the health of Monarch butterfly populations. Krueger’s industry sponsor is Monsanto Company.
“The future of agriculture relies on training a strong scientific workforce,” said FFAR Executive Director Sally Rockey, Ph.D. “The Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research is pleased to support the next generation of food and agriculture researchers and I am excited to see how the FFAR Fellows will grow through this program.”
The Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research, a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization established by bipartisan Congressional support in the 2014 Farm Bill, builds unique partnerships to support innovative and actionable science addressing today's food and agriculture challenges. FFAR leverages public and private resources to increase the scientific and technological research, innovation, and partnerships critical to enhancing sustainable production of nutritious food for a growing global population.
To learn more about the FFAR fellows program, visit https://ffarfellows.org.