Secretary's Advisory Committee on Animal Health Seeks Nominations for Membership

Secretary's Advisory Committee on Animal Health Seeks Nominations for Membership

Contact:
Joelle Hayden (301) 851-4040
Lyndsay Cole (970) 494-7410

WASHINGTON, Dec. 3, 2014 - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack is seeking nominations for membership on the Secretary’s Advisory Committee on Animal Health.  Selected members will serve two-year terms.

The Secretary’s Advisory Committee on Animal Health advises the Secretary of Agriculture on strategies, policies, and programs to prevent, control, or eradicate animal diseases.  The committee considers agricultural initiatives of national scope and significance and advises on matters of public health, conservation of national resources, the stability of livestock economies, livestock disease management and traceability strategies, prioritizing animal health imperatives, and other related agricultural topics.

Terms will expire for the current members of the Committee in May 2015.  The Secretary will select up to 20 members from across the agricultural community, including producers, processors, marketers, researchers, State and Tribal agricultural agencies, trade associations, and others, to obtain the broadest possible representation.  Equal opportunity practices, in line with U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) policies, will be followed in all appointments to the Committee.

Nomination packages may be sent by postal mail or commercial delivery to The Honorable Thomas Vilsack, Secretary, U.S. Department of Agriculture, 1400 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20250, Attn: Secretary's Advisory Committee on Animal Health. Nomination packages may also be faxed to (301) 734-3121. Nomination packages, due by January 20, 2015, include a nomination form along with a cover letter or resume that documents the nominee's experience.  Nomination forms are available on the Internet at www.ocio.usda.gov/forms/doc/AD-755.pdf

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