AMES, Iowa – Jack Payne, vice president for Extension and Outreach at Iowa State University, was named chair elect of the 2007 Policy Board of Directors of the Board on Agriculture Assembly (BAA).
“It is an honor to be elected to this position as these are both exciting and challenging times for our Land Grant universities. I am looking forward to the opportunity to help guide the policies which will ensure that the land grant mission remains relevant in the 21st century,” said Payne.
The BAA is part of the Commission on Food, Environment and Renewable Resources of the National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges (NASULGC), the nation's oldest higher education association.
This commission focuses on broad cross-cutting issues related to agriculture, food, forestry, human sciences, natural resources (fish and wildlife, forestry, mineral resources and water resources), oceans and atmosphere, and veterinary medicine in the functional areas of research, extension and teaching.
Payne is the first Extension director to serve in this position.