Sonny Ramaswamy, director of National Institute of Food and Agriculture

Sonny Ramaswamy
Director, National Institute of Food and Agriculture, USDA

I grew up at a time in India where I was in a food insecure situation. And what America’s investments did [including] the creation of land-grant colleges in India . . . allowed me to eat, allowed me to get educated, and here I am today.

(Jeffrey MacMillan/For The Washington Post) - Sonny Ramaswamy

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Young people do not find it interesting enough to want to get into this wonderful discipline of agricultural sciences. They’re going where the money is at. . . . We’re in deep trouble if we don’t fix it.

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