IFDC Press Release
Thursday, October 1, 2015
New IFDC President and CEO Scott Angle Begins Tenure
October 1, 2015 – Muscle Shoals, Ala., United States – Dr. J. Scott Angle officially joined the International Fertilizer Development Center today as the organization’s new president and CEO. Angle is an internationally known soil scientist and former Fulbright scholar. He previously served as dean of the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences at the University of Georgia.
“I am honored and excited to lead IFDC,” Angle said. “The organization has a rich and dynamic four-decade history fostering smallholder farmers and developing vibrant agricultural markets around the globe. I look forward to building on this legacy together with our staff and partners.”
Angle has extensive experience in agricultural science research and administration. He was the interim executive associate dean and director of the Maryland Agricultural Experiment Station, the Maryland Cooperative Extension Service and the University of Maryland College of Agriculture and Natural Resources.
As a researcher, Angle has authored or co-authored more than 300 scientific papers, reports, book chapters and abstracts. He is a leading authority on phytoremediation and the risks and benefits of recycled waste products to improve soil quality and boost crop growth.
Angle succeeds Dr. Amit Roy, who served as IFDC president and CEO since 1992.
(For more information on Scott Angle, see the accompanying bio.)
IFDC is a public international organization addressing critical issues such as international food security, the alleviation of global hunger and poverty, environmental protection and the promotion of economic development and self-sufficiency through the use of agricultural technologies including fertilizers and other inputs.