Daily Rules, Proposed Rules, and Notices of the Federal Government
On Wednesday, March 30, 2011, from 8 a.m.-5 p.m., the full Advisory Board meeting will take place beginning 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 with expertise on subjects relevant to the Board's role as an Advisory Board on research, extension, education, and economics. Following adjournment of the meeting, an evening reception will be held from 6 p.m.-8 p.m. with a guest speaker presenting remarks on a similar subject. Specific agenda items will include a discussion panel on formal Cooperatives for inter and intra agency collaboration on research, and a session related to future funding recommendations for Research, Education, and Economics programs.
On Thursday, March 31, 2010, 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, and all portions of the meeting 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 the close of business on Thursday, April 14, 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.