[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 207 (Friday, October 24, 2008)]
[Notices]
[Page 63425]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E8-25369]


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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Office of the Secretary


Notice of the National Agricultural Research, Extension, 
Education, and Economics Advisory Board Meeting

AGENCY: Research, Education, and Economics, USDA.

ACTION: Notice of meeting.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 
U.S.C. App 2, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) 
announces a meeting of the National Agricultural Research, Extension, 
Education, and Economics Advisory Board.

DATES: The National Agricultural Research, Extension, Education, and 
Economics Advisory Board will meet November 12-14, 2008. The public may 
file written comments before or up to two weeks after the meeting with 
the contact person.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will take place at the Four Points Sheraton, 
1201 K Street, NW., Washington, DC 20005. Written comments from the 
public may be sent to the Contact Person identified in this notice at: 
The National Agricultural Research, Extension, Education, and Economics 
Advisory Board; Research, Education, and Economics Advisory Board 
Office, Room 344-A, Jamie L. Whitten Building, United States Department 
of Agriculture, STOP 2255, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, 
DC 20250-2255.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Karen Hunter, Executive Director or 
Shirley Morgan-Jordan, Program Support Coordinator, National 
Agricultural Research, Extension, Education, and Economics Advisory 
Board; telephone: (202) 720-3684; fax: (202) 720-6199; or e-mail: 
Karen.hunter@ars.usda.gov or Shirley.morgan@ars.usda.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On Wednesday, November 12, 2008, an 
orientation session for new members and interested incumbent members 
will be held at 10 a.m. The full Advisory Board will convene at 1 p.m. 
with introductory remarks provided by the Chair of the Advisory Board. 
There will be brief introductions by new Board members, incumbents, and 
guests followed by general Advisory Board business. Remarks will be 
heard from a variety of distinguished leaders and experts in the field 
of agriculture, as well as officials and/or designated experts from the 
four agencies in the USDA Research, Education, and Economics mission 
area. Speakers will provide comments leading to Board recommendations 
regarding ways the USDA can enhance its research, extension, education, 
and economic programs to protect the U.S. food, fiber, fuel and 
agricultural systems. The Honorable Secretary of Agriculture, Edward 
Schafer, will attend the meeting on Wednesday, November 12, 2008 to 
provide brief remarks and welcome the new Board members. The meeting 
will adjourn for the day at 5 p.m. On Thursday, November 13, 2008, the 
Board will reconvene at 8 a.m. with introductory remarks from Dr. Gale 
Buchanan, Under Secretary of the Research, Education, and Economics 
mission area. Various presentations and discussions throughout the day 
will revolve around four focus areas: Poultry, Invasive Species, 
Commodity Crops, and Renewable Energy. The meeting will adjourn for the 
day by 5:15 p.m. On Friday, November 14, 2008, the Board will reconvene 
with a session to discuss recommendations, future directions, and a 
general discussion of the meeting. An opportunity for public comment 
will be offered after the conclusion of this session. The Board Meeting 
will adjourn by 12 p.m. (noon).
    Written comments by attendees or other interested stakeholders will 
be welcomed for the public record before and up to two weeks following 
the Board meeting (by close of business Friday, November 28, 2008). All 
statements will become a part of the official record of the National 
Agricultural Research, Extension, Education, and Economics Advisory 
Board and will be kept on file for public review in the Research, 
Extension, Education, and Economics Advisory Board Office.

    Done at Washington, DC this 17th day of October 2008.
Gale Buchanan,
Under Secretary Research, Education, and Economics.
[FR Doc. E8-25369 Filed 10-23-08; 8:45 am]
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