President Felecia M. Nave to testify before the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry
On Tuesday, December 6 at 9 a.m., Alcorn State University President Felecia M. Nave will provide testimony before the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry on research programs in the next farm bill.
The agriculture and nutrition legislative package known as the Farm Bill is up for reauthorization in 2023, allowing Congress to reassess various research programs sponsored through the legislation. Under the 2018 version of the Farm Bill, priority areas for research funding included agriculture technology, bioenergy, animal health, and plant health.
“It is an honor to testify before the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry to inform research programs legislation as it is vital that we remain proactive and continue to reassess ways to improve our agricultural practices for the benefit of all Americans,” said Dr. Felecia M. Nave, president of Alcorn State University. ”
The sole witness on the first panel appearing at this hearing will be the Honorable Chavonda Jacobs-Young, Under Secretary for Research, Education, and Economics, U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Other witnesses on the hearing’s second panel will include Dr. Jason Rowntree, CS Mott Chair of Sustainable Agriculture, Director, MSU Center for Regenerative Agriculture, and Professor, Michigan State University; Dr. Katy Rainey, Associate Professor, Purdue Soybean Center, Purdue University; Steve Ela, Partner and Manager, Ela Family Farms; and Dr. Deacue Fields, Vice President for Agriculture, University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture.
The hearing can be viewed at this link.