[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 37 (Friday, February 24, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Page 11064]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-4351]


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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Office of the Secretary


National Agricultural Research, Extension, Education, and 
Economics Advisory Board Notice of 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 March 28-29, 2012. 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 Texas A&M AgriLife, 
Agriculture and Life Sciences Building, 600 John Kimbrough Boulevard, 
College Station, Texas 77843. 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) 536-6547; fax: (202) 720-6199; or email: 
Robert.Burk@usda.gov or Shirley.Morgan@ars.usda.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On Wednesday, March 28, 2012, from 8 a.m.-5 
p.m., the full Advisory Board meeting will begin with introductory 
remarks provided by the Chair of the Advisory Board and the USDA Under 
Secretary for Research, Education, and Economics. Throughout the day 
remarks will be made by internal and external USDA sources relevant to 
the Board's role in advising the Department on subjects relevant to 
Research, Education, and Economics. An evening reception will be held 
from 6 p.m.- 8 p.m. with guest speakers presenting remarks on a similar 
subject. Specific items of discussion will include discussion panels 
related to the structure and function of Cooperative Extension across 
the nation, opportunities for the future of Cooperative Extension, and 
regular Board business.
    On Thursday, March 29, 2012, the Board will reconvene at 8 a.m. to 
discuss initial recommendations resulting from the meeting, future 
planning for the Board, and to finalize Board business. The Board 
Meeting will adjourn by 12 p.m. (noon).
    Opportunity for public comment will be offered each day of the 
meeting. All meetings are open to the public. 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 Thursday, April 12, 2012). 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 14th day of February 2012.
Ann Bartuska,
Deputy Under Secretary, Research, Education, and Economics.
[FR Doc. 2012-4351 Filed 2-23-12; 8:45 am]
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