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Brown Announces Appointment of Smucker's VP to Key Agriculture Advisory Board

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A J.M. Smucker Company Vice President was named to a key agriculture advisory board. U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH), a member of the Senate Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry Committee, announced that Julia Sabin of Orville was appointed to serve on the National Agricultural Research, Extension, Education, and Economics (NAREEE) Advisory Board. Sabin is one of 10 members appointed to serve a 2 to 3 year term effective January 19, 2013.

"After serving Orville and Ohio treasure Smucker's for more than 16 years, Julia Sabin will now lend her expertise on a national level to the agriculture community," Brown said. "I have no doubt that Julia's contributions will help to ensure national food and agricultural research, extension, and education are focused and effective."

Julia Sabin, Vice President of Industry and Government Affairs for The J.M. Smucker Company based in Orrville, Ohio, will represent Food and Fiber Processors. Prior to her current role, Sabin spent over five years as the Vice President and General Manager for Smucker Natural Foods and 10 years as General Manager for Smucker Quality Beverages. Sabin graduated with a Bachelor's degree in biochemistry from the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) in 1983.

Each NAREEE Advisory Board member represents a specific area of expertise related to agriculture. These areas include farming, ranching, food production and processing, forestry research, crop and animal science, land-grant institutions, non-land grant college or university with a historic commitment to research in the food and agricultural sciences, food retailing and marketing, rural economic development, and natural resource and consumer interest groups, and others.

The Advisory Board provides advice to the Secretary of Agriculture and land-grant colleges and universities on top priorities and policies for food and agricultural research, education, extension and economics. More information is available at http://nareeeab.ree.usda.gov/.


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