Renewable Energy Committee Members


The Renewable Energy Committee is a permanent, statutory committee responsible for studying the scope and effectiveness of research, extension, and economics programs affecting the renewable energy industry.




Carol Keiser-Long, Committee Chair

President, C-Bar Cattle Co, Inc. and C-ARC Enterprises, Inc.

Belleair, FL


Dr. Paul Bloom

Director, Chemical Technology Strategies

Archer, Daniels, Midland Company

Decatur, IL
Dr. Carrie L. Castille

Deputy Assistant Commissioner,

Louisiana Department of Agriculture & Forestry

Baton Rouge, LA
Dr. Steve Hamburg

Chief Scientist, Environmental Defense Fund

New York, NY
Bill Horan

Chairman, Western Energy, LLC

Rockwell City, IA
Jeanette T. Ishii

Senior Government Relations Representative,

Pacific General Electric (PGE)

Fresno, CA
John E. Starkey

President, U.S. Poultry & Egg Association

Tucker, GA
Terry L. Wolf

Owner, Wolf Farms & Wolf Grain Systems, Inc.

Homer, IL

USDA Staff


Michele Esch
Executive Director
NAREEE Advisory Board
U.S. Department of Agriculture
1400 Independence Ave., S.W.
South Bldg., Room 3870
Washington, DC 20250-2255
Tel: (202) 720-8408 or -3684
Fax: (202) 720-6199
E-mail: nareee@ars.usda.gov

Shirley Morgan-Jordan
Program Support Coordinator
NAREEE Advisory Board
U.S. Department of Agriculture
1400 Independence Ave., S.W.
South Bldg., Room 3901
Washington, DC 20250-2255
Tel: (202) 720-8408 or -3684
Fax: (202) 720-6199
E-mail: nareee@ars.usda.gov