Applications Sought for Two USDA Advisory Committees
USDA Office of Partnerships and Public Engagement (OPPE) has published a Federal Register Notice to solicit applications for the Advisory Committee on Minority Farmers. This committee works in the interest of the public to ensure socially disadvantaged farmers have equal access to USDA programs and advises the Secretary of Agriculture. Members of the committee are appointed for two-year terms. USDA is also inviting applications for the Advisory Committee on Beginning Farmers and Ranchers. This committee also advises the Secretary. Applications for both advisory committees are due November 15, 2018.