Saturday, January 26, 2013

CAFS dean chosen to serve on USDA Advisory Board

Robert W. Taylor, dean and director of Land-Grant Programs, College of Agriculture and Food Sciences at FAMU, will serve an extended term on the USDA National Agricultural Education, Extension and Economics (NAREEE) Advisory Board to the U. S. Secretary of Agriculture.

As part of the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012, certain parts of the "Farm Bill" were extended through September 30, 2013, which included the NAREE Advisory Board. This is the only USDA Advisory Board mandated by Congress and the U. S. Secretary of Agriculture must respond in writing to the board regarding member recommendations.

“In a nutshell, we have been charged with the task of making recommendations to help develop what is considered as “The Road Map for Agriculture for the U.S.A during the 21st century,” Taylor said.

Taylor, along with other board members, was notified officially by Executive Director J. Robert Burk of the extension and membership appointments and reappointments for the 2013 fiscal year. 

No comments: