Mark McLellan, Utah State University’s Vice President for Research and Dean of the School of Graduate Studies, has been appointed by Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack to one of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s top advisory boards. The National Agricultural Research Extension, Education and Economics board advises the Secretary of Agriculture and land-grant colleges and universities on policies about effective federal agricultural research, education and education. McLellan says he is privileged to receive such a prestigious recognition by the Secretary of Agriculture. He says he was selected because of his background as a food scientist but this appointment is an opportunity to support agriculture programs as well as Utah’s associated agricultural industries.
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