Roberts, Stabenow Announce Witnesses for Agriculture Research Hearing

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry Chairman Pat Roberts, R-Kan., and Ranking Member Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., today announced witnesses for the Committee’s upcoming hearing on agriculture research.


Title:   Agricultural Research: Perspectives on Past and Future Successes for the 2018 Farm Bill


Who:   Panel I

Dr. Ann Bartuska, Acting Deputy Under Secretary, Research, Education & Economics, United States Department of Agriculture, Washington, D.C.

Dr. Sonny Ramaswamy, Director, National Institute of Food and Agriculture, United States Department of Agriculture, Washington, D.C.

Dr. Chavonda Jacobs-Young, Administrator, Agricultural Research Service, United States Department of Agriculture, Washington, D.C.

Dr. Sally Rockey, Executive Director, Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research, Washington, D.C.


Panel II

Dr. John Floros, Dean and Director, College of Agriculture and K-State Research and Extension, Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kan.

Mr. Gary McMurray, Division Chief, Food Processing Technology Division, Georgia Tech Research Institute, Atlanta, Ga.

Dr. Kerry Hartman, Academic Dean and Sciences Chair, Environmental Sciences, Nueta Hidatsa Sahnish College, New Town, N.D.

Mr. Steve Wellman, Farmer, Wellman Farms Inc., Syracuse, Neb.


Date:   Thursday, June 15, 2017


Time:  9:30 a.m.


Place:  328A Russell Senate Office Building


***Please note: Press bringing audio/video equipment should check in with the Senate Radio-Television Gallery at radiotv.senate.gov or 202-224-6421. The hearing will be webcast live on ag.senate.gov.


Press Contact

Meghan Cline (Roberts): 202-224-2035

Jess McCarron (Stabenow): 202-224-1437