USDA program leader speaks Monday
Faculty, staff and students can learn more about the U.S. Department of Agriculture's food safety competitive grant programs during a seminar Monday at 11 a.m. in the Hardin Hall auditorium on East Campus.
"USDA Science: Food Safety Goals and Actions," is the topic of a presentation by Jeanette Thurston, food safety and epidemiology national program leader for USDA’s National Institute for Food and Agriculture. Thurston administers USDA competitive grant programs related to food safety and epidemiology. Faculty, staff and students are invited to attend.
Thurston earned her bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees from the University of Arizona. She began her USDA career as an environmental microbiologist with the USDA Agriculture Research Service Soil and Water Conservation Research Unit in Lincoln, Neb.