Thursday, December 8, 2016

Erin S. Parker appointed to Council for Native American Farming and Ranching

Erin S. Parker appointed to Council for Native American Farming and Ranching


We are pleased to share the news that LL.M. Alumna Erin S. Parker has been appointed to the Council for Native American Farming & Ranching.

The Council provides recommendations to the Secretary of Agriculture on changes to USDA regulations and other measures that would eliminate barriers to program participation for Native American farmers and ranchers.

The Council consists of 15 members, including four USDA officials and 11 Native American leaders and representatives. Members of the Council are appointed for two-year terms by the Secretary of Agriculture. The appointees may include: Native American (American Indian and Alaska Native) farmers or ranchers; representatives of nonprofit organizations that work with Native farmers and ranchers; civil rights professionals; educators; tribal elected leaders; senior USDA officials; and other persons the Secretary deems appropriate.

Erin serves as the Assistant Director of the Indigenous Food & Agriculture Initiative at the University of Arkansas School of Law.

For more on Erin's appointment, read the full announcement as posted on Farm Futures. 

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