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Tuesday, June 7, 2022

NCFAR Congratulates Under Secretary Chavonda Jacobs-Young
 On Her Confirmation

Senate Confirms USDA REE Under Secretary Chavonda Jacobs-Young 
 Today, the Senate confirmed Dr. Chavonda Jacobs-Young to serve as Under Secretary for Research, Education, and Economics at the United States Department of Agriculture. Under Secretary Jacobs-Young brings knowledge and experience that will enable the United States research community to thrive and respond to the challenges facing the food and agricultural sector. 

NCFAR extends our congratulations to Under Secretary Jacobs-Young and looks forward to working with her to enable climate solutions, unveil innovative ways to increase the production of safe and nutritious food, and assist our universities in expanding research facilities, allowing for the next generation of food and agricultural advancement.

Visit to review the NCFAR's recent outreach to Capitol Hill and the Administration. Please contact NCFAR Executive Director Laura Wood Peterson with any questions.