The Budget and Advocacy Committee and the Committee on Legislation and Policy of the APLU Board on Agriculture Assembly
Association of Public and Land-grant Colleges: the nation's oldest higher education association whose membership comprises 218 institutions, including state universities, all of the nation's land-grant colleges and universities, and several public university systems. It is a voluntary non-profit association of major public research universities with campuses located in all fifty states, the U. S. territories, and the District of Columbia. The name was changed from the National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges (NASULGC [pronounced na SUL jick]) on March 30, 2009.
Land-Grant Institutions Established by the Passage of the First Morrill Act (1862): the Morrill Act was intended to provide a broad segment of the population with a practical education that had direct relevance to their daily lives.
1890 Land-Grant Colleges and Universities and Tuskegee University (historically black land-grant colleges and universities): Through the Act of August 30, 1890 (the Second Morrill Act), and several other authorities, these institutions may receive federal funds for agricultural research, extension, and teaching.
Native American Institutions (also known as tribal colleges) which received land-grant status in 1994 as a provision in the Elementary and Secondary Education Reauthorization Act, titled The Equity in Educational Land-Grant Status Act of 1994.
Commission on Food, Environment, and Renewable Resources: the APLU unit that monitors programs and develops policy positions in the areas of agriculture, human sciences, natural resources, oceans and atmosphere, ecological sciences, and veterinary medicine.
Board on Agriculture Assembly: a unit of the APLU Commission on Food, Environment, and Renewable Resources. The purpose of this Board is the promotion of agriculture in all of its phases (food, environment, agriculture, natural resources, and international) in the state universities and land-grant colleges of the states, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the territories of the Pacific, and the Virgin Islands.
Policy Board of Directors: the ten-member governing body of the Board on Agriculture Assembly which takes appropriate action on key matters affecting the interests of the member institutions of the Assembly and is responsible to the Association for the management of Assembly affairs. The Policy Board of Directors acts as a Legislative Committee for the Assembly.
Budget and Advocacy Committee: a standing committee of the Assembly’s Policy Board of Directors that serves at the pleasure of the BAAPBD and prepares annual budget recommendations and supporting materials for the Research, Extension, and Education Title of the Farm Bill.
Cornerstone Government Affairs: the Washington-based government relations firm under contractual services to provide advocacy and consulting services for the BAA.
Committee on Legislation and Policy: a standing committee of the Assembly’s Policy Board of Directors that serves at the pleasure of the BAAPBD and prepares recommendations and supporting materials for various titles of the Farm Bill during the implementation and reauthorization of the farm bill and other legislative opportunities.
Administrative Heads Section: a unit of the APLU Commission on Food, Environment, and Renewable Resources, Board on Agriculture Assembly. Members are the chief administrators of the member universities’ agricultural programs.
Council for Agricultural Research, Extension, and Teaching: an A۰P۰L۰U-affiliated national grassroots organization of lay persons from the constituencies served by the land-grant colleges of agriculture.
The mission of CARET is to advocate for greater national support for 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.
Academic Programs Section: a unit of the APLU Commission on Food, Environment, and Renewable Resources, Board on Agriculture Assembly. Members are the designated administrators of academic programs at the colleges of agriculture of all the states and territories.
Academic Committee on Organization and Policy: the representative governing body of the Academic Programs Section.
Cooperative Extension Section: a unit of the APLU Commission on Food, Environment, and Renewable Resources, Board on Agriculture Assembly. Members are the designated directors and administrators of the cooperative extension services of all the land-grant institutions in the states and territories.
Extension Committee on Organization and Policy: the representative leadership and governing body of Cooperative Extension, the nationwide transformational education system operating through land-grant universities in partnership with federal, state, and local governments.
Experiment Station Section: a unit of the APLU Commission on Food, Environment, and Renewable Resources, Board on Agriculture Assembly. Members are the designated administrators of the experiment stations of all the states and territories.
Experiment Station Committee on Organization and Policy: the representative governing body of the Experiment Station Section.
International Agriculture Section: a unit of the APLU Commission on Food, Environment, and Renewable Resources, Board on Agriculture Assembly. Members are the designated administrators of international agriculture programs at the colleges of agriculture of all the states and territories.
International Committee on Organization and Policy: the representative governing body of the International Agriculture Section.
Board on Human Sciences: a unit of the APLU Commission on Food, Environment, and Renewable Resources. The membership is comprised of lead administrators of academic units of state colleges and land-grant universities. The administrators are responsible for research, academic, and outreach programs addressing nutrition and health, food science and food safety, textiles and material science, human development from infancy to old age, family dynamics and functioning, design of living and working environments, and resource management. Some human sciences colleges also administer social work, education, and physical fitness programs.
Board on Natural Resources: a unit of the APLU Commission on Food, Environment, and Renewable Resources. The purpose of this Board is to promote university-based programs dealing with natural resources, ecology, energy, and the environment. The sections of the Board are: Ecology; Fish and Wildlife Resources; Forest Resources; Mineral and Energy Resources; and, Water Resources.
Board on Oceans, Atmosphere, and Climate: a unit of the APLU Commission on Food, Environment, and Renewable Resources. The purpose of this Board is to ensure that the nation maintains and benefits from a strong and diverse capability in the marine (including Great Lakes), oceanic, atmospheric, climate sciences.
Board on Veterinary Medicine: a unit of the APLU Commission on Food, Environment, and Renewable Resources. The membership of this Board includes the administrators of veterinary medicine and veterinary science departments at APLU-member institutions.
Commission on Innovation, Competitiveness, and Economic Prosperity: the APLU unit composed of academic affairs; research and graduate administration; public and governmental affairs; business and engineering departments; and outreach, economic development, technology transfer, and entrepreneurship programs. The Commission is focused on: (1) understanding and defining the expanding university role in local and regional innovation; (2) expanding the tools and metrics for universities to measure and explain their role to a wide range of audiences; and, (3) gaining a better understanding of the innovation ecologies in which APLU institutions operate. Through a series of workshops, this commission has established a set of tools, resources, and standards of practice that universities may utilize to make the most effective contribution to innovation and economic growth. This group was formerly known as the Commission on Outreach and Technology Transfer (COTT).
Commission on International Initiatives: the APLU unit that monitors programs and develops policy positions to incorporate a global dimension into the learning, discovery, and engagement activities of member institutions while striving to make internationalization an integral part of each university’s mission and strategic plan.
Council on Engagement and Outreach: a unit of APLU composed of university administrators and staff responsible for outreach, engagement, economic development and/or extension functions at their respective institutions and systems. This council provides formal and information forums for members to discuss and further relevant issues, plans, programs, and policies related to APLU institutions’ outreach, engagement, workforce, and economic development initiatives.
Council on Governmental Affairs: a unit of APLU composed of representatives, designated by the presidents and chancellors of member institutions, who serve as the principal points of contact for their respective institutions on legislative and regulatory matters at the federal level.