Husker student named professional development fellow by FFAR

Nate Korth
Nate Korth

September 4, 2019

Lincoln, Neb. — Nate Korth, doctoral student in complex biosystems at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln was named a professional development fellow by the Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research (FFAR). FFAR announced 17 recipients of its FFAR fellow award on Aug. 13.

The FFAR Fellows Program pairs doctoral candidates with academic and industry mentors to equip them with professional development and critical workforce skills. Each industry sponsor matches FFAR funding to double the investment in early-career scientists workforce development. Korth is sponsored by the Nebraska Food for Health Center and Neogen Geneseek. Korth, a NFHC Fellow, conducts research aiming to identify components of agricultural products, specifically crop plants, that alter the state of the microbiome.

“The FFAR Fellows Program provides selected students with hands-on mentorship and valuable professional development experience,” said FFAR’s Executive Director Sally Rockey. “This fellowship not only invests in the research conducted by the students; it better prepares them for the scientific careers of the futures by broadening their skill sets." 

The Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research (FFAR), a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization originally 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 Korth’s research and why he applied to be a FFAR Fellow, click here.

Haley Apel
Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources