[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 110 (Wednesday, June 9, 2010)]
[Notices]
[Pages 32736-32737]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-13799]


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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Office of the Secretary


Notice of Solicitation for Members of the National Agricultural 
Research, Extension, Education and Economics Advisory Board

AGENCY: Research, Education and Economics, USDA.

ACTION: Solicitation for membership.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 
U.S.C. App., the United States Department of Agriculture announces 
solicitation for nominations to fill 9 vacancies on the National 
Agricultural Research, Extension, Education and Economics Advisory 
Board.

DATES: Deadline for Advisory Board member nominations is July 9, 2010.

ADDRESSES: The nominee's name, resume, completed Form AD-755, and any 
letters of support must be sent to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, 
National Research, Extension, Education, and Economics Advisory Board 
Office, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW., Room 321-A, Whitten Building, 
Washington, DC 20250-0321.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David Kelly, Acting Executive 
Director, National Agricultural Research, Extension, Education and 
Economics Advisory Board, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW., Room 321-A, 
Whitten Building, Washington, DC 20250-0321, telephone: 202-720-4421; 
fax: 202-720-6199; e-mail: david.kelly@ars.usda.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 1408 of the National Agricultural 
Research, Extension, and Teaching Policy Act of 1977 (7 U.S.C. 3123) 
was amended by the Food, Energy and Conservation Act of 2008 by 
deleting six members of the National Agricultural Research, Extension, 
Education and Economics Advisory Board, to total 25 members. Since the 
inception of the Advisory Board by congressional legislation in 1996, 
each member has represented a specific category related to farming or 
ranching, food production and processing, forestry research, crop and 
animal science, land-grant institutions, non-land grant college or 
university with a historic commitment to research in the food and 
agricultural sciences, food retailing and marketing, rural economic 
development, and natural resource and consumer interest groups, among 
many others. The Board was first appointed by the Secretary of 
Agriculture in September 1996 and one-third of its members were 
appointed for one, two, and three-year terms, respectively to allow for 
approximately one-third of the Board to change each year. The terms for 
8 members who represent specific categories will expire September 30, 
2010. Nominations for these and other vacant categories are sought. All 
nominees will be carefully reviewed for their expertise, leadership, 
and relevance to a category. Appointments will be made for two- or 
three-year terms to maintain the approximate one-third change in 
membership each year dictated by the original legislation.
    The 9 slots to be filled are:

Category F. National Food Animal Science Society
Category G. National Crop, Soil, Agronomy, Horticulture, or Weed 
Science Society
Category K. 1862 Land-Grant Colleges and Universities
Category L. 1890 Land-Grant Colleges and Universities
Category P. American Colleges of Veterinary Medicine
Category T. Rural Economic Development
Category U. National Consumer Interest Group
Category V. National Forestry Group
Category W. National Conservation or Natural Resource Groups

    Nominations are being solicited from organizations, associations, 
societies, councils, federations, groups, and companies that represent 
a wide variety of food and agricultural interests throughout the 
country. Nominations for one individual who fits several of the 
categories listed above or for more than one person who fits one 
category will be accepted. In your nomination letter, please indicate 
the specific membership category for each nominee. Each nominee must 
fill out, sign, and return a form AD-755, ``Advisory Committee 
Membership Background Information'' (which can be obtained from the 
contact person below or may be printed out from the following Web site: 
http://www.ree.usda.gov/nareeeab/downloads/forms/AD-755.pdf). All 
nominees will be vetted before selection.
    Nominations are open to all individuals without regard to race, 
color, religion, sex, national origin, age, mental or physical 
handicap, marital status, or sexual orientation. To ensure that 
recommendations of the Advisory Board take into account the needs of 
the diverse groups served by the Department, membership shall include, 
to the extent practicable, individuals with demonstrated ability to 
represent minorities, women, and persons with disabilities.

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    Appointments to the National Agricultural Research, Extension, 
Education and Economics Advisory Board will be made by the Secretary of 
Agriculture.

    Done at Washington, DC, June 2, 2010.
Ann M. Bartuska,
Acting Under Secretary, Research, Education, and Economics.
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