Calling all Farmers, Researchers and Educators!
This event is being held at GLEXPO-sadly at the same time (9 am) of Thursday’s Morning Organic Session. But if you are interested in sharing your thoughts of where USDA should focus their research priorities this is your chance to be heard. Of course, you can also send in your comments which must be received by Dec 21. Looking forward to seeing you at this fun event next week in Grand Rapids at the DeVos Center ( for the full schedule.

I just wanted to pass along the info below about a Dec 10 meeting in Grand Rapids.  The National Agricultural Research, Extension, Education, and Economics Advisory (NAREEEA) Board's Specialty Crop Committee will hold a public hearing to receive public comments on specialty crop/ organic research issues.  If you or anyone from your org plans to attend this meeting, we'd love to hear any highlights and major takeaways post-meeting.  If you have questions about the meeting or its expected content please let me know.  Thanks!  Shavaun

Shavaun Evans
Grassroots Advocacy Coordinator

National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition
110 Maryland Avenue NE, Suite 209
Washington, DC 20002-5622
NSAC Office:  202.547.5754
Direct Line:  502.712.2333

From: Paul Wolfe <[log in to unmask]>
Date: Tue, Dec 1, 2015 at 9:54 AM
Subject: [NSAC REE Committee] Specialty Crops Research Committee Meeting in
Grand Rapids
To: REE Committee NSAC
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 At 9 AM Eastern on December 10, the National Agricultural Research,
 Extension, Education, and Economics Advisory (NAREEEA) Board's Specialty
 Crop Committee is meeting in Grand Rapids for a public hearing to receive
 comments on the "scope and effectiveness of research, extension, and
 economics programs affecting the specialty crop industry."  This includes organic specialty crops.

 Location: Great Lakes Fruit, Vegetable and Farm Market Expo and Michigan
 Greenhouse Growers EXPO, DeVos Place Conference Center, River Overlook Room A-B, DeVos Place Convention Center, 303 Monroe Ave. NW., Grand Rapids, Michigan, 49503.

Federal Register Notice

Written comments are being accepted until December 21st.

Paul Wolfe J.D.
 Policy Specialist
 National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition 
110 Maryland Ave. NE, Suite 209
Washington, DC 20002
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