Committee on Legislation and Policy

The Committee on Legislation and Policy (CLP) is one of two standing committees of the Board on Agriculture's Policy Board of Directors, and is responsible for coordinating all activities of the Board on Agriculture Assembly (BAA) as it relates to Farm Bill legislation and other legislative and/or regulatory activities of interest to the BAA.  This includes:  developing and implementing strategies in the initial development of the legislation; coordinating a support base for initiatives development by the CLP as the legislation moves through the Congress and/or the Executive Branch; and, monitoring and impacting subsequent programs and regulations that are authorized in the legislation.

The voting membership of the Board on Agriculture Assembly's Committee on Legislation and Policy is representative of the diverse agricultural interests served by the Board on Agriculture Assembly.  Highlights and minutes of the CLP conference calls and face-to-face meetings can be found by clcking on the word "minutes" found in this sentence.

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. 

Chair

  Marshall Stewart

  Vice Chancellor of Extension and Engagement

  University of Missouri

Academic Programs Section 

  Josef M. Broder

  Associate Deal for Academic Programs

  The University of Georgia

Cooperative Extension Section

  A. Richard Bonanno
  Associate Dean and Director of Cooperative Extension 
  North Carolina State University

 

Experiment Station Section
  Glenda Humiston
 
Vice President, Agriculture and Natural Resources
  University of California Systemwide

International Agriculture Section

  Sundararam Gunnsekaram

  Director, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

  University of Wisconsin – Madison

 

1890 Research

  Vernon L. Jones

  Associate Professor

  Langston University

1890 Extension
  Mark Latimore, Jr.
  Extension Administrator and Assistant Vice President, Land-Grant Affairs
  Fort Valley State University

1994 Institutions

  John L. Phillips

  Land-Grant Program Director

  American Indian Higher Education Consortium

 

  Patrese Atine

  Director of Congressional and Federal Relations

  American Indian Higher Education Consortium

Insular/Territorial Institutions 

  Lee S. Yudin 

  Dean and Director 

  University of Guam

APLU Non-Land-Grant Institutions

  Tony L. Brannon

  Dean, Huston School of Agriculture

  Murray State University

Board on Human Sciences

  Laura F. Stephenson 

  Assistant Dean, Family and Consumer Sciences

  University of Tennessee

Section on Forestry Resources

  W. Dale Greene

  Dean, Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources

  The University of Georgia

Board on Veterinary Medicine

  Carolyn J. Henry
  Dean and Professor of Oncology
  University of Missouri-Columbia

 

CARET

  Jake Tibbitts

  Nevada

NON-VOTING MEMBERS
 

BAA Budget and Advocacy Committee Liaison

  Paul M. Patterson
 
Dean, College of Agriculture, and Director, Alabama Agricultural Experiment Station
  Auburn University

 

BAA Policy Board of Directors Liaison
  Mark Latimore, Jr.

  Extension Administrator and Assistant Vice President, Land-Grant Affairs

  Fort Valley State University

APLU Council on Governmental Affairs Liaison

  John A. Latini
  Director of Federal Relations
  The Pennsylvania State University

NON-VOTING MEMBERS

  Douglas L. Steele

  Vice President, Food, Agriculture, and Natural Resources
  Association of Public and Land-grant Universities

  Eddie  G. Gouge
  Senior Director – Food and Agricultural Sciences and Executive Director, CARET and Board on Human Sciences
 
Association of Public and Land-grant Universities

 

  Caroline E. (Crocoll) Henney
  Executive Director, Extension and Outreach
  Cooperative Extension/Association of Public and Land-grant Universities

  Wendy Fink
  Director, Food, Agriculture, and Natural Resources and Executive Director, Academic Programs Section
  Association of Public and Land-grant Universities

 

  Caron Gala
  Director of Government Affairs, Agriculture and International Development
  Association of Public and Land-grant Universities

  Florencia Drumwright
  Associate, Board on Human Sciences, CARET, and Cooperative Extension
  Association of Public and Land-grant Universities

 

  C. Randall Nuckolls (Forestry)

  Washington Counsel

  The University of Georgia

  Alton Thompson
  Regional Research Director
  Association of 1890 Research Directors

  Richard C. Rhodes, III
  Executive Director
  Northeastern Regional Association of State Agricultural Experiment Station Directors

  Albert E. Essel
  Executive Director
  Association of Extension Administrators

 

  Jeff Jacobsen
 
Executive Director
  North Central Regional Association of Agricultural Experiment Station Directors

 

  Gary A. Thompson
 
Executive Director
  Southern Association of Agricultural Experiment Station Directors

  Bret W. Hess
  Executive Director
  Western Association of Agricultural Experiment Station Directors

 

  Albert E. Essel
  Executive Director
  Association of 1890 Extension Directors

 

  Ali Mitchell Dunigan
  Executive Director
  Northeast Extension Directors' Association

 

  Robin A. Shepard
  Executive Director
  North Central Cooperative Extension Association

 

  Ronald A. Brown
  Executive Director
  Association of Southern Region Extension Directors

 

  Lyla Houglum
  Executive Director
  Western Extension Directors' Association

 

  Eric Young
  Executive Director
  Southern Region Administrative Heads Section

 

Cornerstone Government Affairs
  Hunt Shipman
  Vice President
  Cornerstone Government Affairs

  Jim Richards
  Vice President
  Cornerstone Government Affairs

  Vernie Hubert
  Senior Consultant
  Cornerstone Government Affairs

 

  Will Todd 

  Principal 

  Cornerstone Government Affairs

  Maggie Earle
  Senior Associate
  Cornerstone Government Affairs

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