C-FARE will be sponsoring a conference call for advisors, department heads and students on Friday, September 27, 2013 from 2:00-3:00 pm Eastern.
C-FARE welcomes the following speakers:
- Ms. Lisa Purnell, USDA/1890 Program Liaison
- Mr. Antonio McLaren, USDA/1890 Program Liaison
- Dr. Harry Baumes, Director Office of Energy Policy and New Uses, USDA OCE
The speakers will provide background on the USDA Diversity Program, opportunities for students, and information about the 2014 Agricultural Outlook Forum. We recommend that advisors provide a room for students to listen to the call and moderate student questions if possible. Please RSVP for the call by Wednesday, September 25, 2013, using the form available here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?fromEmail=true&formkey=dHdvbk5YRjJaSC1ZYnVyemVjWXY2N3c6MA.
Information on the USDA Agricultural Outlook Forum’s Student Diversity Program is provided below. The announcement for the program is here: http://www.usda.gov/oce/forum/diversity/diversityprogram_combined.pdf.
Background on USDA Diversity Program
USDA’s Agricultural Outlook Forum provides producers, policymakers, business, government, and industry leaders with a unique opportunity to meet, exchange ideas, and discuss timely issues at the forefront of America’s agriculture. In an effort to increase the present and future diversity participation in the Forum, USDA created a program that provides sponsorship opportunities for junior-senior baccalaureate and graduate students to attend.
The 2014 Agricultural Outlook Forum will be held Feb. 20-21 in Arlington, Virginia, at the Crystal Gateway Marriott Hotel. USDA will host an introductory briefing and discussion of career opportunities on Feb. 18. On Feb. 19 students will tour USDA’s Henry A. Wallace Beltsville Agricultural Research Center and the National Plant Materials Center. The USDA Outlook Forum Diversity Program is designed to expose students to contemporary agribusiness, future trends, scientific research, and agricultural policy in today’s real world environment.
If you have questions for C-FARE regarding the call, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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