Agriculture & Rural Affairs Steering Committee

Responsible for all matters pertaining to USDA agriculture, rural development programs, rural renewable energy development, research and extension, food safety, and conservation programs. 

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Agriculture and Rural Affairs Steering Committee

Chair

Melissa McKinlay
Commissioner
Palm Beach County, Florida

 

Vice Chair

Terry Burroughs
Commissioner
Okeechobee County, Florida

 

Harrison Moody
Supervisor
Dinwiddie County, Virginia

 

Craig Pedersen
Supervisor
Kings County, California

 

Luis Sanchez
Commissioner
Midland County, Texas

 

Subcommittee Chair

Bob Fox (Agriculture and Food Safety)
Commissioner
Renville County, Minnesota

 

James Schmidt (Rural Development)
Commissioner
Lincoln County, South Dakota

 

Subcommittee Vice Chair

Alexander Barnett (Agriculture and Food Safety)
County Judge/Executive
Harrison County, Kentucky

 

Tony Cherry (Rural Development)
Commissioner
Choctaw County, Alabama

 

Melvyn Houser
County Auditor
Pottawattamie County, Iowa

 

Keith Langenhahn (Agriculture and Food Safety)
Field Services Representative
Wisconsin Counties Association, Wisconsin

 

David Meyer (Agriculture and Food Safety)
Chairman
Washington County, Illinois

 

Lee Patterson (Rural Development)
Commissioner
Calhoun County, Alabama

 

Contact

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