The Pollinator Subcommittee (to be formally initiated in 2022) is the newest subcommittee of the National Agricultural Research, Extension Education, and Economics (NAREEE) Advisory Board. The Board is led by staff in the Office of the Chief Scientist (OCS), in the Research, Education, and Economics (REE) Mission Area.
This subcommittee is advisory in nature and members will be asked to make pollinator health-related recommendations, reviews, and consultations to the NAREEE Advisory Board (and subsequently to REE, other USDA mission areas, and federal pollinator coordinators) on national priorities, research needs, and best available science in informing USDA pollinator-related policy and program decisions.
Please visit usda.gov/pollinators to learn more about USDA pollinator initiatives. With 17 offices with pollinator portfolios, USDA supports the critical role pollinators play in agriculture through research and data collections, diagnostic services and pollinator health monitoring, pollinator habitat enhancement programs, pollinator health grants, and financial assistance programs.
The Pollinator Subcommittee is currently accepting nominations from those individuals interested in serving. Terms are expected to begin in summer 2022. Please visit the Board’s applications page for member nomination application instructions and materials.
Members are expected to be nominated and announced in summer 2022