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Inter American Univ. Chancellor appointed to USDA board

Interamericana San German LogoU.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced Monday the appointment of 10 members to the National Agricultural Research, Extension, Education, and Economics (NAREEE) Advisory Board, including Prof. Agnes Mojica, Chancellor of the San Germán Campus of the Inter American University of Puerto Rico.

She will represent Hispanic-Serving Institutions on the NAREEE Advisory Board, .which is composed of 25 members and operates under the auspices of the USDA’s Research, Education, and Economics Mission Area.

Each NAREEE Advisory Board member represents a specific area of expertise related to agriculture. These areas include farming, 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, and others.

Mojica was appointed to her term Jan. 19.

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