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Trump names Angle as NIFA director

President Donald Trump appointed former UGA College of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences (CAES) Dean Scott Angle as director of the National Institute for Food and Agriculture (NIFA), according to a White House press release.

Angle served as CAES dean from 2005 to 2015, when he left to become president and CEO of the International Fertilizer Development Center in Alabama.

Angle earned his bachelor’s degree in agronomy and master’s degree in soil science at the University of Maryland.  He obtained his doctorate degree from the University of Missouri with an emphasis on soil microbiology. 

Dr. Angle worked for 24 years as a professor of soil science and administrator for the Maryland Agricultural Experiment Station and Maryland Cooperative Extension at the University of Maryland.  His work focused on heavy metals and their interaction with the environment. 

 Angle is a fellow in the American Society of Agronomy and the Soil Science Society of America. He is also a Fulbright Fellow, having worked at the Rothamsted Research Experimental Station in the United Kingdom.

NIFA is the extramural science funding agency within USDA’s Research, Education, and Economics mission area. NIFA invests in and advances agricultural research, education, and extension to help solve national challenges in agriculture, food, the environment, and communities.