The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is soliciting nominations for five open slots on the National Genetic Resources Advisory Council (NRGAC), a subcommittee of the National Agricultural Research, Extension, Education, and Economics Advisory Board. NRGAC members are charged with recommending policies for collecting, maintaining and utilizing genetic resources as well as considering approaches for their conservation.

The agency is specifically looking for three candidates with scientific backgrounds (i.e., agricultural sciences, environmental sciences, natural resource sciences, health sciences, nutritional sciences) and two candidates representing the general public. The deadline for nominations is August 28, 2015. See Federal Register, August 10, 2015.