President Obama Briefed by Plant, Soil and Microbial Science Faculty

posted on March 26, 2014 12:33pm

Secretary of Agriculture and President Obama being briefed by Dr. Dave Douches. (view larger image)
Secretary of Agriculture and President Obama being briefed by Dr. Dave Douches.

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Michigan State University and the Department of Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences was honored with a visit by President Barack Obama,  on Feb. 7, 2014, where he signed the Farm Bill.    

Dr. Dave Douches briefed President Obama about the Plant Science and Potato Breeding and Genetics programs at Michigan State University.  

 The Department of Plant Soil and Microbial Sciences  is home to the regional headquarters for the National Plant Diagnostic Network,  and SolCap a $5.4 million U.S. Department of Agriculture project  managed by Douches that studies plant genetics for breeding new varieties of tomatoes and potatoes.    

(Official White House Photos by Pete Souza)