Overview of the President’s Fiscal Year 2017 Budget Request for NIFA

You are cordially invited to attend an overview of the President’s proposed FY17 National Institute for Food and Agriculture Budget presented by Sonny Ramaswamy, director, National Institute of Food and Agriculture, on Tues., Feb. 9 at 6 p.m. EST. 

On Feb. 3, USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack and Dr. John P. Holdren, President Obama’s Science and Technology Advisor and Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, announced that the President’s 2017 Budget will invest a total of $700 million for AFRI, the fully authorized funding level established by Congress in the 2008 Farm Bill.  For a statement and blog by Sonny Ramaswamy on the President’s AFRI budget request and a fact sheet, visit http://www.nifa.usda.gov/afri.

Please share this invitation with your colleagues and other interested parties. This call is closed to the press.

Participant Instructions: The conference begins at 6 PM Eastern Time on Feb. 9, 2016: You may join the conference 5 minutes prior.

Dial-in: 1-877-369-5243 or 1-617-668-3633
 Access Code: 0149994#

For assistance, call the Help Desk at 1-888-796-6118 or 1-847-562-7015.

For more information, contact Bill Hoffman, at (202) 401-1112.

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