Milo J. Shult, Vice President for Agriculture for the University of Arkansas’s Division of Agriculture, has been appointed to the National Agricultural Research, Extension, Education and Economics (NAREEE) Advisory Board. The board advises the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture and land-grant colleges and universities on top national priorities and policies for food and agricultural research, education, Extension and economics.

Earlier this year, Arkansas Sen. Blanche Lincoln, Chairman of the Senate Agriculture Committee, wrote a letter in support of Shult’s nomination.

“Milo Shult has served for years at the forefront of Arkansas agriculture,” Lincoln said after Shult’s appointment. “His expertise now puts him in an important position to provide recommendations and guidance to the USDA as it shapes national agriculture policy. I’m proud that Arkansas’s unique interests and concerns will be represented by Dr. Shult at the national level, and that his work on the Advisory Board will help Arkansas’s farmers and ranchers for years to come.”
 
“It's truly an honor to be selected to serve on the NAREEE Board representing the 1862 Land Grant Institutions” Shult said. “The diversity of interests represented by the board membership provides a perfect forum to discuss current and emerging issues on all aspects of agriculture.  These inputs will help USDA direct resources to programs in research, Extension, education and economics to improve the quality of life for all Americans.”