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Council for Agricultural Research, Extension, and Teaching (CARET)

The Council for Agricultural Research, Extension, and Teaching (CARET) is a national grassroots organization created in 1982 by APLU's Division of Agriculture. CARET is composed of representatives from the 50 states, the U.S. territories, and the District of Columbia. CARET's mission is to advocate for greater national support and understanding of the land-grant university system's food and agricultural research, extension, and teaching programs that enhance the quality of life for all people. CARET also works with national agricultural organizations to tell agriculture's "story."  The brochure describing CARET can be found here, and an explanation of CARET's new logo can be found here.

A job description of a CARET delegate can be found here.

CARET fits into the Board on Agriculture Assembly/APLU structure as shown on the following chart.

Meetings & Events Events


All Day
Multipurpose Room, First Floor, Association of Public and Land-grant Colleges (APLU), 1307 New York Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20005-4722
All Day
The Westin Alexandria Hotel, 400 Courthouse Square, Alexandria, VA

Featured Project & Initiative


Three university of idaho students doing field research in a meadow
Agriculture, Human Sciences & Natural Resources
APLU's Board on Natural Resources and Board on Oceans, Atmosphere, and Climate authored the Science, Education, and Outreach Roadmap for Natural Resources to provide guidance for policy makers in strategic planning and investment.

Featured Project & Initiative


Student testing chemicals in a lab
Agriculture, Human Sciences & Natural Resources
APLU and the AAVMC created a Task Force on Antibiotic Resistance in Production Agriculture to help advise the federal government on a research agenda and publicly disseminate information on the use of antibiotics in production agriculture.