[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 196 (Tuesday, October 11, 2011)]
[Notices]
[Pages 62755-62756]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-26129]


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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Office of the Secretary


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

AGENCY: Research, Education, and Economics, United States Department of 
Agriculture (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 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 7-9, 2011. 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 Mandarin Oriental, 1330 
Maryland Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20024. 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 Office, Room 3901 South Building, United States 
Department of Agriculture, STOP 0321, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW., 
Washington, DC 20250-0321.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: J. Robert Burk, 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: 
Robert.Burk@ars.usda.gov or Shirley.Morgan@ars.usda.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Honorable Secretary of Agriculture Tom 
Vilsack, and the Under Secretary for Research, Education, and Economics 
Dr. Catherine Woteki have been invited to

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provide brief remarks and welcome the new Board members during the 
meeting.
    On Monday, November 7, 2011, an orientation session for new members 
and interested incumbent members will be held from 1 p.m.-5:30 p.m. 
Specific topics of discussion will include an introduction to the 
leadership and structure of the Agricultural Research Service, Economic 
Research Service, National Agricultural Statistics Service, and the 
National Institute of Food and Agriculture, and information on the core 
functions of those agencies as it relates to the impending budgets 
proposed by Congress.
    On Tuesday, November 8, 2011 the full Advisory Board will convene 
at 8 a.m. with introductory remarks by the Chair of the Advisory Board. 
The morning session will include: brief introductions of new Board 
members, incumbents, and guests; comments from a variety of 
distinguished leaders, experts, and departmental personnel; and items 
of board business. Specific items on the agenda will include a 
discussion related to the Farm Bill and the relevant Research, 
Education, and Economics components of the Bill. The afternoon session 
will also include a discussion on the impact of National Agricultural 
Statistic Service reports on grain market volatility in 2011. The 
meeting will conclude with an evening reception that will be held from 
6 p.m.-8 p.m.
    On Wednesday November 9, 2011, the Board will reconvene at 8 a.m. 
to: elect the Executive Committee of the Advisory Board; discuss 
initial recommendations resulting from the meeting and future planning 
for the Board; to organize the memberships of the committees, sub-
committees, and working groups of the Advisory Board; and to finalize 
Board business for the meeting. The Board Meeting will adjourn by 12 
p.m. (noon).
    Opportunity for public comment will be offered each day of the 
meeting. 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 Wednesday, November 
23, 2011). 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, Education, and Economics Advisory Board Office.

    Done at Washington, DC, this 28 day of September 2011.
Catherine Woteki,
Under Secretary, Research, Education, and Economics.
[FR Doc. 2011-26129 Filed 10-7-11; 8:45 am]
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