USDA seeks nominations for the National Agricultural Research, Extension, Education and Economics Advisory Board

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The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) is seeking nominations for the National Agricultural Research, Extension, Education, and Economics (NAREEE) Advisory Board.

This Congressionally established committee provides advice to the Secretary of Agriculture, the related Congressional Committees/Sub-Committees, and land-grant colleges and universities on top priorities and policies for food and agricultural research, extension, education and economics. The board sponsors stakeholder listening sessions, reviews draft guidance for competitive-grant programs, and conducts annual reviews of the Research, Education and Economics portfolio for relevance and adequacy of funding. The call for nominations is an opportunity for the organic community to shape US policies in agricultural research, education, extension, and economic.

Since the inception of NAREEE by Congressional legislation in 1996, each member has represented a specific stakeholder category. The Board currently has nine member positions available for appointment:

  • National Farm Organization
  • Food Animal Commodity Producer
  • National Human Health Association
  • Non-Land Grant College or University with historic commitment to research in food and agricultural sciences
  • Hispanic-serving Institutions
  • Transportation of Food and Agricultural Products to domestic and foreign markets
  • Food Retailing and Marketing Interests
  • Food and Fiber Processors
  • Private Sector Organization involved in International Development

Appointees are selected by the Secretary of Agriculture. All nomination packages must be sent to: Thomas Vilsack, Secretary, U.S. Department of Agriculture, 1400 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20250, Attn: NAREEE Advisory Board. Nominations must be received at USDA by June 29, 2012.

Further Information


  • J. Robert Burk
    Executive Director for the Board, Research, Education, and Economics Advisory Board Office
    U.S. Department of Agriculture
    1400 Independence Avenue, SW.
    South Building, Room 3901
    Washington, DC 20250-2255
    Phone +1 202 720-3684
    Fax (202) 720-6199
    e-mail Robert.Burk(at)

Link NAREEE website