Dr. Jeanette Thurston Starts as New NCRA Executive Director!

Effective today, November 28, 2022, we are pleased to welcome Dr. Jeanette Thurston of Kansas State University ( ) as our new NCRA Executive Director. Jeanette will overlap with Dr. Jeff Jacobsen through the end of 2022, at which time Jeff will sail, hopefully in a very relaxed and accomplished fashion, into retirement. Many thanks to Jeff for his years of excellent service and leadership to the NCRA, ESCOP, and our other partner organizations. He will be very missed.

2022 AAAS Charles Valentine Riley Memorial Lecture (11/30) and the RMF Leadership Breakfast Roundtable (12/1)

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), in partnership with the Charles Valentine Riley Memorial Foundation and the World Food Prize Foundation, invites you to attend the 2022 AAAS  Charles Valentine Riley Memorial Lecture  and the  RMF Leadership Breakfast Roundtable. If you are attending both Lecture and Leadership Breakfast Roundtable, please register twice – once for each event Lecture: Designing Pest-Suppressive Agricultural Landscapes for a Changing World Dr. Douglas Landis Distinguished Professor in the Department of Entomology at Michigan State University Please join us in person or virtually on: Wednesday, November 30, 2022, 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm ET Reception to follow In-person Lecture and Reception AAAS Headquarters Auditorium, 2nd floor 1200 New York Ave N.W. Washington, DC 20005 (Entrance on 12th and H Street) Virtual Lecture: Zoom link will be sent after registration Leadership Breakfast Roundtable Federal Funding for Agricultural R&D Please join

Happy Thanksgiving!

The NCRA office wishes all its members, colleagues, and friends a happy and restful Thanksgiving. Please check out the ways multistate research is ensuring we all enjoy safe, nutritious, and delicious Thanksgiving meals at

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