FFAR Hosts Webinar on Expanded Pest Mitigation Research Funding Opportunities

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The Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research (FFAR) is hosting a Rapid Outcomes from Agricultural Research (ROAR) webinar on April 5th from 1:00 – 2:00 PM (ET) that will include a brief presentation on how to participate in FFAR’s newly expanded program, which offers grants up to $150,000 for research designed to mitigate or prevent damage from a pest or pathogen outbreak. The session will end with an open Q&A. 

To join the event, please:

About ROAR:

The Rapid Outcomes from Agricultural Research (ROAR) program, created by FFAR, provides nimble deployment of funds to support research and outreach in response to emerging or unanticipated threats to the nation’s food supply or agricultural systems. ROAR participants, including but not limited to university researchers, farmers or producers, commodity groups and government officials, may apply for funds prior to an outbreak for development of diagnostics, monitoring and mitigation strategies, or enter into an agreement with FFAR that enables the quick release of funds should an outbreak occur. In this way, the ROAR program supports pre-outbreak efforts, and in the case of an outbreak, fills the gap until traditional, longer-term funding sources can be secured.

Please contact Dr. Tim Kurt (tkurt@foundationfar.org), FFAR Scientific Program Director, if you have any questions or would like additional information.