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Martin Named to President’s Agriculture Board

By Jeremy Summers, NCBiotech Writer

The White House announced this week that North Carolina A&T State University Chancellor Harold L. Martin, Sr. has been appointed to President Obama’s Board for International Food and Agricultural Development.

Photo Courtesy of North Carolina A&T State University.

The board advises the U.S. Agency for International Development on agriculture and issues related to food security in developing countries. The President appoints board members, who typically come from the academic community. 

“The extraordinary dedication these individuals bring to their new roles will greatly serve the American people,” President Obama said about Martin and the other appointees. “I am grateful they have agreed to serve in this Administration and I look forward to working with them in the months and years to come.”

N.C. A&T’s School of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences is addressing international food security issues in a number of ways. Additionally, the school’s new Bioenergy Center houses research for efficient and sustainable production of liquid transportation fuels and hydrogen.

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