Advisory Committee on Minority Farmers; Notice of Solicitation for Membership, 25252 [2013-10059]

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[FR Doc. 2013–10099 Filed 4–29–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–11–P VerDate Mar<15>2010 13:22 Apr 29, 2013 Jkt 229001 DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Office of Advocacy and Outreach Advisory Committee on Minority Farmers; Notice of Solicitation for Membership Departmental Management, Office of Advocacy and Outreach (OAO), USDA. ACTION: Notice of solicitation for membership. AGENCY: SUMMARY: We are giving notice that the Secretary is soliciting nominations for membership for this Committee to serve for 2-year terms. DATES: Consideration will be given to nominations received on or before May 31st, 2013. ADDRESSES: Nominations should be addressed to the person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mrs. Kenya Nicholas, Designated Federal Officer, USDA OAO, 1400 Independence Avenue, Room 520–A, Washington, DC 20250–0170; Telephone (202) 720–6350; Fax (202) 720–7704; Email: ACMF@osec.usda.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Advisory Committee for Minority Farmers (ACMF) will advise the Secretary of Agriculture on strategies to heighten participation of historically socially disadvantaged farmers and ranchers in the USDA’s assistance programs. The ACMF will also advise the Secretary on outreach and administration of competitive grants programs and how the USDA may enhance its efforts to build an inclusive future for this targeted group of minority farmers. The ACMF may also look at the civil rights activities of USDA and how they affect USDA programs in general. Terms for the current members of the Committee are set to expire in May 2013. We are therefore soliciting nominations from socially disadvantaged ranching and farming producers, civil rights professionals, private nonprofit organizations that support socially disadvantaged producers; and higher education institutions that work with socially disadvantaged producers. 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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Office of Advocacy and Outreach


Advisory Committee on Minority Farmers; Notice of Solicitation 
for Membership

AGENCY: Departmental Management, Office of Advocacy and Outreach (OAO), 
USDA.

ACTION: Notice of solicitation for membership.

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SUMMARY: We are giving notice that the Secretary is soliciting 
nominations for membership for this Committee to serve for 2-year 
terms.

DATES: Consideration will be given to nominations received on or before 
May 31st, 2013.

ADDRESSES: Nominations should be addressed to the person listed under 
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mrs. Kenya Nicholas, Designated 
Federal Officer, USDA OAO, 1400 Independence Avenue, Room 520-A, 
Washington, DC 20250-0170; Telephone (202) 720-6350; Fax (202) 720-
7704; Email: ACMF@osec.usda.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Advisory Committee for Minority Farmers 
(ACMF) will advise the Secretary of Agriculture on strategies to 
heighten participation of historically socially disadvantaged farmers 
and ranchers in the USDA's assistance programs. The ACMF will also 
advise the Secretary on outreach and administration of competitive 
grants programs and how the USDA may enhance its efforts to build an 
inclusive future for this targeted group of minority farmers. The ACMF 
may also look at the civil rights activities of USDA and how they 
affect USDA programs in general.
    Terms for the current members of the Committee are set to expire in 
May 2013. We are therefore soliciting nominations from socially 
disadvantaged ranching and farming producers, civil rights 
professionals, private nonprofit organizations that support socially 
disadvantaged producers; and higher education institutions that work 
with socially disadvantaged producers. The membership term shall be 2 
years from the date of appointment. The Secretary may also appoint 
others as deemed necessary and appropriate to fulfill the ACMF charter. 
The Committee Chair--who shall be the Assistant Secretary for 
Administration--will be appointed by the Secretary.
    An organization may nominate individuals from within or outside its 
membership; alternatively, an individual may nominate herself or 
himself. Current members may likewise apply for reappointment. 
Nomination packages should include a nomination form along with a cover 
letter or resume that documents the nominee's background and 
experience. Nomination forms are available on the Internet at https://www.ocio.usda.gov/forms/doc/AD-755.pdf or may be obtained from Mrs. 
Kenya Nicholas at the address or telephone number noted above. The 
Secretary will select 20 members to obtain the broadest possible 
representation on the Committee, in accordance with the Federal 
Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. App.2) and U.S. Department of 
Agriculture (USDA) Regulation 1041-1. Equal opportunity practices, in 
line with the USDA policies, will be followed in all appointments to 
the Committee. To ensure that the recommendations of the Committee have 
taken into account the needs of the diverse groups served by the 
Department, membership should include, to the extent practicable, 
individuals with demonstrated ability to represent minorities, women, 
and persons with disabilities.

    Completed in Washington, DC, this 22nd day of April, 2013.
Carolyn C. Parker,
Director, Office of Advocacy and Outreach.
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