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

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

 

Experiment Station Section
  J. Ernest Minton

  Dean, College of Agriculture, Director, K-State Research & Extension

  Kansas State University

International Agriculture Section

  Sundararam Gunnsekaram

  Director, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

  University of Wisconsin – Madison

1890 Extension
  Albert E. Essel
  Dean/Research Director/1890 Administrator
  Lincoln University

 

1890 Research

  Vernon L. Jones

  Associate Professor

  Langston University

 

APLU Non-Land-Grant Institutions

  Tony L. Brannon

  Dean, Huston School of Agriculture

  Murray State University

Insular/Territorial Institutions
  Lee S. Yudin
  Dean and Director
  University of Guam

 

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

Board on Human Sciences

  Laura 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

  Michael D. Lairmore
  Dean and Distinguished Professor, School of Veterinary Medicine 
  University of California – Davis

 

  Andrew Maccabe/Kevin Cain

  Executive Director/Director of Governmental Affairs

  Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges

CARET

  Jake Tibbitts

  Nevada

NON-VOTING MEMBERS
 

BAA Budget and Advocacy Committee Liaison

  Craig A. Beyrouty

  Dean, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

  University of Maryland, College Park

 

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

  Rick Mertens

  Associate Director for Federal Relations – Agriculture and Natural Resources

  Texas A&M 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

  Richard M. Klemme
  Interim Director, Extension and Outreach
  Cooperative Extension

  Wendy Fink
  Director, Food, Agriculture, and Natural Resources
  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

  Albert E. Essel
  Executive Director
  Association of Extension Administrators

 

  Bret W. Hess
  Executive Director, WAAESD

  Eric Young

  Executive Director, SAAESD

  Jeff S. Jacobsen

  Executive Director, NCRA

  Richard C. Rhodes, III

  Executive Director, NERA

  Ronald A. Brown

  Executive Director, ASRED

 

  Lyla Houglum

  Executive Director, WEDA

  Robin Shepard

  Executive Director, NCCEA

  Ali Mitchell

  Executive Director, NEED

 

Cornerstone Government Affairs
  Hunt Shipman
  Vice President
  Cornerstone Government Affairs

  Jim Richards
  Vice President
  Cornerstone Government Affairs

  Vernie Hubert
  Senior Consultant
  Cornerstone Government Affairs

  Maggie Earle
  Senior Associate
  Cornerstone Government Affairs

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