Dr. Mark Hussey, Texas A&M University System vice chancellor and dean of agriculture, has been voted chair-elect of the Board of Agriculture Assembly for 2016.
Hussey will help lead thousands of administrators and faculty across the nation in creating and implementing an integrated federal-relations program as well as formulating Congressional budget recommendations affecting all areas of agriculture.
“It’s a privilege to serve in a leadership role for this assembly,” Hussey said. “Agriculture has an impact on everyone in the world, and the U.S. industry continues to lead through education, engagement and discovery.”
The assembly is a unit of the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities Commission on Food, Environment and Renewable Resources. It includes the U.S., Puerto Rico, the territories of the Pacific and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The assembly is charged with promoting all phases of agriculture, such as food, environment, agriculture, natural resources and international issues. Membership consists of faculty and leaders in state universities and land-grant colleges.