Here are just two of the occasions when President Floyd’s support was crucial to the success of CSANR (WSU’s Center for Sustaining Agriculture and Natural Resources).
He emphatically supported the establishment of the BIOAg Grant Program as part of the legislative Unified Ag Initiative. This program has been critical to CSANR affiliate faculty success in several federal competitive grant programs, including USDA’s Organic Research & Extension Initiative, Organic Transitions Program, Specialty Crop Research Initiative, Climate Change Challenge Area, and Western Sustainable Agriculture Research & Extension Program.
President Floyd was also hugely supportive of the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation funded Climate Friendly Farming Project. He kept up to date on the project, provided excellent advice and kept our work at the forefront of his interactions with Mr. Allen as the flagship donation to WSU prior to the gift for the School for Global Animal Health.
— Chad Kruger, Director, Center for Sustaining Agriculture and Natural Resources