AIBS has joined nearly 100 agricultural research stakeholder groups in expressing support for President Joe Biden’s nominee Dr. Chavonda Jacobs-Young to serve as Under Secretary for Research, Education, and Economics (REE) at the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).
“Dr. Jacobs-Young understands the immense challenges facing research, education, and the Extension enterprise, the envy of the world,” the groups wrote. “As the Under Secretary for the REE Mission Area, Dr. Jacobs-Young will bring exceptional qualifications, including strengthening ARS, where she led initiatives in bioenergy, agroecosystems, livestock and specialty crops, as well as climate and nutrition research. During her tenure at USDA, she has worked tirelessly to prioritize investments and optimize outcomes.”
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