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"Equity Efforts at USDA"
Dr. Dewayne Goldmon is a farmer and expert in agriculture and agricultural policy. He currently serves as the senior adviser for racial equity to the US Secretary of Agriculture. Before joining the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), he spent his entire career working to improve the lives of farmers and promote sustainable farming practices.
Dr. Goldmon received his undergraduate and master's degree in agronomy from the University of Arkansas before going to Iowa State University to pursue a Ph.D. He began his career as a field researcher with American Cyanamid and later joined Monsanto Company (acquired by Bayer Crop Sciences). At Monsanto, he worked on Monsanto’s government affairs team and retired as the Outreach Lead for Bayer Crop Sciences in 2019. Throughout his education and career, he has worked on diversity initiatives and maintained working relationships with several land-grant universities and community-based organizations.
Goldmon has served as the executive director of the National Black Growers Council, a Washington, D.C.-based organization that advocates improving the efficiency, productivity, and sustainability of Black row crop farmers. He continues to be a leading voice in the agricultural community, advocating for policies that promote sustainable farming practices and support farmers' livelihoods worldwide.
Please join AERE and ENV for a networking luncheon and policy discussion with Dr. Seth Meyer, Chief Economist of the US Department of Agriculture. Dr. Meyer was appointed to his current role in January 2021. In addition to his time as Chief Economist, Dr. Meyer has served, among other roles, as the Associate Director for the Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute (FAPRI) at the University of Missouri, the head of the World Agricultural Outlook Board (WAOB) at the USDA, and as an economist with the Food and Agricultural Organization at the United Nations.
Dr. Meyer will discuss a range of issues his office is currently interested in better understanding at the intersection of agricultural and environmental economics. These include issues around crop insurance, climate-smart agricultural, sustainable productivity growth, and environmental policy affecting agricultural markets. The luncheon will also include networking opportunities for new and interested members of the AERE/ENV communities.
Graduate students are encouraged to apply for a fee waiver by contacting Gabriel Lade (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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