The NAREEE Advisory Board typically meets two times per year – in the fall and in the spring. The fall meeting is typically held in the Washington, DC metro area and includes an orientation session and opportunities to hear from and interact with USDA leadership. The spring meeting is typically held outside of the DC metro area at a location that showcases the programs and activities of the REE agencies.
The meetings of the NAREEE Advisory Board are announced in the Federal Register. All meetings of the NAREEE Board and its subcommittees are open to the public. A scheduled time for public comment is offered at each meeting.
|February 9-10, 2022||
The NAREEE Advisory Board met virtually by video conference to discuss reports and recommendations from 2020 and 2021 from the Citrus Disease Subcommittee (CDS) and the National Genetic Resources Advisory Council (NGRAC). The NAREEE Advisory Board discussed next steps on the Ad Hoc Committee on Agriculture Extension Programs (2020). The Board also approved minutes from CDS and Specialty Crop Committee (SCC) public meetings held in 2021 and 2022, respectively.
USDA Deputy Secretary Dr. Jewel Bronaugh provided opening remarks via recorded video -- thanking the Board for their service and summarizing Secretary Vilsack’s USDA strategy and the Agency’s science and research priorities. The REE Deputy Under Secretary Dr. Shefali Mehta provided brief remarks to the Board as well. The leaders of USDA’s REE agencies briefed the Board members on initiatives and issues impacting their respective agencies and how the various policies and programs work together to advance USDA science and research goals.
|July 7-9, 2020||
The NAREEE Advisory Board met virtually.
|January 28-30, 2020||
The NAREEE Advisory Board met at the USDA-ARS Jornada Experimental Range in Las Cruces, NM. The main focus of this meeting will be to kick off the relevance and adequacy review of the Ag Climate Adaption research programs at USDA. The Board will also receive updates from the REE Deputy Under Secretary and the leadership from the REE agencies.
**All members of the public who wish to participate must register with the NAREEE Advisory Board Office by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
|July 17-19, 2019||
The NAREEE Advisory Board met at the Darcy Hotel at 1515 Rhode Island Ave NW, Washington, DC to The main focus of this meeting will be to reconvene and reestablish the Board after the reauthorization of the Farm Bill. The Board will discuss priority setting for the Research, Education, and Economics (REE) mission area, including reviewing the draft USDA Science Plan and strategic programmatic themes. The Board will also receive updates from the REE Deputy Under Secretary and the leadership from the REE agencies.
|September 28, 2018||
The NAREEE Advisory Board met virtually by teleconference to deliberate on the following reports: Relevancy and Adequacy report on Climate and Energy Needs; the Science Advisory Council Report on Gene Editing in USDA Research; and the National Genetic Resources Advisory Council Report on Animal and Aquatic Genetic Resources.
**All members of the public who wish to participate must register with the NAREEE Advisory Board Office by emailing email@example.com.)