Budget and Advocacy Committee (BAC)
The Budget and Advocacy Committee (BAC) is one of two standing committees of the Board on Agriculture's Policy Board of Directors, and is responsible for the preparation of an annual budget recommendation for those matters relating to agriculture and related areas that are of special concern to the member institutions and for coordinating the presentation of these recommendations to the BAA Policy Board of Directors in a timely fashion. The BAC also will work with the Council for Agricultural Research, Extension, and Teaching (CARET) and undertake the necessary and appropriate advocacy activities to efffectively implement the budget recommendations adopted by the BAA Policy Board of Directors. The BAC communicates these budget recommendations to the APLU Council on Governmental Affairs, federal agencies (including the U. S. Department of Agriculture and the Office of Management and Budget), U. S. House of Representatives and United States Senate, and other individuals and groups as deemed appropriate by the BAC.
The voting membership of the Board on Agriculture Assembly's Budget and Advocacy Committee is representative of the diverse agricultural interests served by the Board on Agriculture Assembly. A roster of the BAC membership can be found by clicking here.
Cornerstone Government Affairs is the Washington-based government relations firm under contractual services to the Board on Agriculture Assembly to provide advocacy and consulting services to the Board on Agriculture Assembly and assists on budget and legislative issues.