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Minutes and Section Reports of the BAA Policy Board of Directors

March 21, 2018

Minutes of the Policy Board of Directors' Meeting (draft)

February 26, 2018

By electronic vote:

  • Approved the recommendations of the BAA Budget and Advocacy Committee’s Fiscal Year 2019 budget recommendations –
     
    • Continue with the One-Ask request for NIFA that called for a $200-million increase and adopted the same six priorities and funding levels as were adopted and approved by the BAA Policy Board of Directors for Fiscal Year 2018, and those are:
       
      • Agriculture and Food Research Initiative                      $418.129 million
      • Hatch Act of 1887                                                                     $291.138 million
      • Smith-Lever Act of 1914                                                         $358.396 million
      • McIntire-Stennis Cooperative Forestry Act of 1972      $ 40.572 million
      • Evans-Allen Act of 1977                                                            $ 64.732 million
      • 1890 Extension Program                                                          $ 54.500 million
         
    • The BAA requests that Cornerstone Government Affairs work to see that Congress does “no harm” to the other relevant budget lines of USDA's National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA).
       
    • BAC Chairman McMeans will form a task force to look at the distribution formula for any increases that was used in the Fiscal Year 2018 budget cycle and will charge them to bring back to the BAC and Policy Board of Directors potential alternate formulas for funding for the 1890 institutions in Fiscal Year 2020 and beyond.
       

February 9, 2018

By electronic vote:

  • Elected Deb Hamernik, Associate Vice Chancellor for Research, and Associate Dean/ Associate Director, Agricultural Research Division, University of Nebraska-Lincoln to serve as the alternate Experiment Station Director which became vacant with the retirement of Dr. Clarence E. Watson (University of Arkansas). The Experiment Station Section submitted the names of Dr. Deb Hamernik (University of Nebraska-Lincoln) and Dr. Jan Nyrop (Cornell University) to stand for election by the BAA Policy Board of Directors.
     

November 14, 2017

Minutes of the Policy Board of Directors' Meeting

Section Annual Reports

September 27, 2017

Minutes of the Policy Board of Directors' Conference Call

July 19, 2017

Minutes of the Policy Board of Directors' Meeting
 

April 4, 2017

Minutes of the Policy Board of Directors' Meeting

Section Reports

February 22, 2017

Minutes of the Policy Board of Directors' Conference Call

November 15, 2016

Minutes of the Policy Board of Directors' Meeting

Section Reports

July 20, 2016

Minutes of the Policy Board of Directors' Meeting (draft)

Section Reports


May 6, 2016

Minutes of the Policy Board of Directors' Conference Call


March 22, 2016

Minutes of the Policy Board of Directors' Meeting

Section Reports

February 16, 2016

Minutes of the Policy Board of Directors' Conference Call


November 15, 2015

Minutes of the Policy Board of Directors' Meeting

Section Reports

July 22, 2015

Minutes of the Policy Board of Directors' Meeting

Section Reports


March 31, 2015

Minutes of the Policy Board of Directors' Meeting (draft)

Section Reports

February 11, 2015

Minutes of the Policy Board of Directors' Conference Call

Draft "Dear Colleague" to Members of Congress on Agricultural Research
 

November 4, 2014

Minutes of the Policy Board of Directors' Meeting

Section Reports

Meetings & Events Events

 

Apr
30
All Day
Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
Jun
4
All Day
Bethany Beach Ocean Suites Residence Inn by Marriott, 99 Hollywood Street, Bethany Beach, DE

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.