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  • APLU Statement on President Biden’s Nomination of Dr. Chavonda Jacobs-Young for USDA’s Under Secretary for Research, Education, and Economics

    Washington, DC – Douglas L. Steele, Vice President of Food, Agriculture, and Natural Resources at the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) today released the following statement in support of President Biden’s nomination of Dr. Chavonda Jacobs-Young as Under Secretary for Research, Education, and Economics (REE) for the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).

  • APLU Releases Two Reports on Gaps in Employability Skills and Workforce Preparedness Among College Graduates

    More than 11,000 Employers, Faculty, Alumni, & Students Were Part of the Survey Examining 11 Critical Growth Areas for Students Today

  • APLU Outlines Concerns & Priorities to USDA Secretary Perdue About Proposed NIFA Relocation & Impact on Science

    Washington, DC – Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) President Peter McPherson today sent the following letter to U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue in which he outlines concerns and priorities about the proposed relocation of the National Institute of Food and Agriculture outside of the Washington, DC region and the impact it would […]

  • APLU Statement on Impending Partial Government Shutdown

    Washington, DC – Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) President Peter McPherson today released a statement about the impending partial government shutdown that will go into place at midnight unless Congress and the White House reach an agreement.

  • APLU Hails Passage of the Farm Bill

    Washington, DC – APLU President Peter McPherson today released the following statement hailing the passage of the Farm Bill.

  • APLU Announces New Vice President for Food, Agriculture, & Natural Resources

    Doug Steele, who has spent his career advocating for agricultural research, education, and Extension, has been named Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) Vice President for Food, Agriculture, and Natural Resources. Steele will succeed Ian Maw who is retiring from the position effective December 31, 2018.

  • APLU Announces 2017 Board on Human Sciences Award Winners

    Washington, DC – The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) Board on Human Sciences, Inc. (BoHS) today announced three faculty members and a national public servant will be honored with its 2017 Board on Human Sciences Awards. The annual honors are presented to national leaders working to advance human sciences in higher education.

  • Senior University, Government, Business Leaders, & Researchers Launch New Comprehensive, Coordinated Effort to Solve Complex U.S. and Global Food & Nutrition Security Challenges

    Washington, DC – Facing a vast array of food and nutrition security problems in the U.S. and abroad that pose significant humanitarian, environmental, and national security risks, a commission of prominent researchers and leaders from public universities, government, non-governmental organizations, and the private sector today announced a comprehensive, coordinated effort to solve these challenges.

  • 2018 Farm Bill Must Strengthen Agricultural Research to Bolster U.S. Competitiveness

    Washington, DC – The 2018 Farm Bill must address how to feed the world’s growing population by providing ample resources for agricultural research, education and extension, said Jay Akridge, Glenn Sample Dean of Agriculture at Purdue University and Chair of APLU’s Board of Agriculture Assembly (BAA) in testimony today to the U.S. House of Representatives […]

  • APLU Statement Praising the Passage of the Global Food Security Act

    Washington, DC — Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) President Peter McPherson, who previously served as Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development, today released the following statement regarding House passage of the Global Food Security Act of 2016, which was previously approved in the Senate. Senators Bob Casey (D-PA) and Johnny […]

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