The United States Department of Agriculture is requesting nominations to fill 10 vacancies on the National Agricultural Research, Extension, Education, and Economics Advisory Board. The Board was created by the Federal Agricultural Improvement and Reform Act of 1996 to provide advice to the Secretary of Agriculture and land-grant colleges and universities on national priorities and policies related to agricultural research, education, extension, and economics. The Board is composed of 31 members, each representing a specific area of expertise or affiliation. Members serve staggered appointments so that every year at least one-third of the members’ term will expire. The nomination deadline is Friday, July 20, 2007.
The 10 vacant member categories are:
- H. National Food Animal Science Society
- National Crop, Soil, Agronomy, Horticulture or Weed Science Societies
- N. 1890 Land-Grant Colleges and Universities
- O. 1994 Equity in Education Land-Grant Institutions
- Q. American Colleges of Veterinary Medicine
- U. Food Retailing and Marketing Interests
- W. Rural Economic Development
- X. National Consumer Interest Group
- Y. National Forestry Group
- Z. National Conservation or Natural Resource Group
Here are links to the nomination form (AD-755):
Details about the advisory board and the nomination process are available at the NAREEE Advisory Board website.
If you have questions regarding nominations, please contact Joseph Dunn, Executive Director, NAREEE Advisory Board or Shirley Morgan-Jordan, Program Coordinator, at (202) 720-3684.
In order to be considered for membership, a completed AD-755 form for each nominee and the nomination letter must be postmarked or received via fax (202-720-6199) no later than Friday, July 20, 2007. USDA suggests faxing the nomination package as soon as possible and then sending the original by “express mail.” Due to Federal Government mail handling procedures, standard mail may be delayed considerably.