Research Committee in Place
Experts to help guide scientific analysis under auspices of AGree, a new initiative with the goal of transforming food and agricultural policy in the United States.
A farmers' market.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — AGree, a new initiative to transform
food and agricultural policy, recently unveiled the members of its Research
Committee, which will provide expert advice on research and analysis needed to
better understand food and agriculture systems in order to help AGree develop
effective policy solutions.
Research Committee is composed of a diverse group of individuals and
perspectives from the academic community who provide a wealth of scientific
food and agriculture knowledge matched with a working understanding of federal
policy and markets. The Committee will guide the commissioning of analytical
studies and thought pieces on AGree’s issues, as well as participate in and
facilitate informative panels that lead to a better understanding across
academic and policy fields.
mission is to transform food and agriculture policy to address the tremendous
challenges we face at home and abroad: feeding a growing population, enhancing
environmental sustainability, and ensuring our farmers and rural communities
have a bright future. The Research Committee is a core component of AGree’s
strategy to improve our food and agriculture systems through policy changes
that incorporate some of the brightest thinking and best data available.
Research Committee will consider what research and thinking are needed to
inform new developments in the food and agriculture sphere, providing valuable
insight into our problems and solutions,” says Mil Duncan, research director
for AGree. “We’re fortunate that thinkers of such stature – and with such busy
schedules – are excited about this opportunity and have been able to commit
their time to AGree.”
committee members were hand picked through a highly selective process, with
each coming strongly recommended from their peers.
member of the committee has a reputation for being a rigorous researcher with a
penchant for seeking to answer tough questions and a commitment to integrative
work,” says Deborah Atwood, executive director of AGree. “The co-chairs and I
are thrilled to be bringing their efforts and experience together under AGree.”
members of the research committee are:
Bruce Babcock – professor of dconomics and director for the Center for
Agricultural and Rural Development at Iowa State University;