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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 of volunteers created in 1982 by the Board on Agriculture Assembly of the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU). CARET seeks to enhance 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 Leadership
    CARET’s Executive Committee is comprised of thirteen (13) members, that with guidance and support of the Administrative Heads Section Executive Committee, deepen and leverage the relationships with other organizations interested in, and supportive of the land-grant university system
  • CARET Delegates
    CARET delegates are chosen by their respective land-grant universities to be representatives of their states’ land-grant programs. CARET delegates include: Agricultural producers and ranchers, Farm and commodity organization leaders, Agribusiness leaders, Consumer representatives, Homemakers, Local elected and appointed officials, and Members of land-grant advisory groups.




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
Iowa State University will establish and host a new national Institute for Antimicrobial Resistance Research and Education. APLU and the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC) chose Iowa State to lead the institute, which is designed to foster and coordinate research and education activities using a One Health approach to comprehensively tackle the AMR problem.