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USDA seeks nominations for science and research advisory board

Posted on Apr 19, 2022 at 0:00 AM

On Feb. 8, the USDA announced it is soliciting continuous nominations for membership to its National Agricultural Research, Extension, Education, and Economics (NAREEE) Advisory Board and its committees. The NAREEE Board is comprised of 15 members representing a specific category of U.S. agricultural stakeholders. The board’s three committees include the Specialty Crop Committee (SCC), Citrus Disease Subcommittee (CDS) and National Genetic Resources Advisory Council (NGRAC). USDA expects to appoint or reappoint approximately 15 new board and committee members in October 2022, in accordance with the federal statute.

The NAREEE Advisory Board provides feedback to the Secretary of Agriculture, to USDA’s Research, Education and Economics (REE) mission area, and to land-grant colleges and universities on food and agricultural research, education, extension and economics priorities and policies. The advisory board also provides reports and recommendations to the appropriate agricultural committees of the U.S. Congress.

USDA is seeking nominations for committee members from individuals with knowledge and interest in animal and plant genetics; citrus industry opportunities and barriers, especially citrus diseases; and specialty crops.

The board seeks producers, academics, and persons in aquaculture, agriculture research, extension, educational institutions (especially those affiliated with minority serving institutions and colleges of veterinary medicine), state and local government, agricultural societies, public health organizations, producer organizations, industry, and rural and consumer organizations. Self-nominations are welcomed. The NAREEE Board will offer virtual meeting options for its twice per year meetings and annual meetings of its committees/subcommittees. Nominations packages may be received continually until Sept. 30 and should be sent by email to View the Federal Register notice for information on how to apply or visit the NAREEE website. (

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