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The Around Farm Progress podcast connects with Carrie Castille, director, National Institute of Food and Agriculture to learn more the organization and its goals

Willie Vogt

October 22, 2021

In January 2021, Carrie Castille was named director of USDA's National Institute of Food and Agriculture, the organization that guides research across a wide range of areas including work with land grant colleges and others in Extension. Farm Progress got the opportunity to sit down with Castille during the Sunbelt Ag Expo to learn more. Castille has worked in Rural Development and Extension and brings that experience to this new post where she is working with the industry to guide research in agriculture for the future. Her passion for the work comes through as she discusses work expanding on diversity and inclusion to the conversation as well. Give it a listen.

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About the Author(s)

Willie Vogt

Willie Vogt has been covering agricultural technology for more than 40 years, with most of that time as editorial director for Farm Progress. He is passionate about helping farmers better understand how technology can help them succeed, when appropriately applied.

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