South Dakota Farm Bureau Supportive of SDSU President’s Role on new EPA Committee

South Dakota State University President Barry H. Dunn was recently named to serve on the Environmental Protection Agency’s newly formed Agriculture Science Committee. Dunn’s selection to the new 20-member committee was elevated and supported by the South Dakota Farm Bureau (SDFB) and American Farm Bureau Federations (AFBF).

“The 2014 Farm Bill called for creation of this new committee to offer specialized advice to the EPA’s Science Advisory Board on matters of agriculturally related sciences,” said Scott VanderWal, President of SDFB and Vice President of AFBF. “Dunn’s wealth of expertise in animal science and ranch/range management will bring a common-sense voice to this organization. SDFB was honored to join AFBF in providing letters of support for one of our state’s proven leaders for this opportunity.”

The newly formed group will advise the EPA Science Advisory Board on scientific and technical issues that have a direct environmental impact on farming and agriculture-related industries.

Dunn has a diverse academic background, extensive experience in both production agriculture as an independent rancher/farmer and is a published author and researcher. In May he became the 20th president of SDSU.