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April 28, 2011 Volume 32, No. 29

Deaton to serve on federal board

President Barack Obama has announced plans to appoint MU Chancellor Brady J. Deaton as chairman of the Board for International Food and Agricultural Development (BIFAD). 

Created in 1975, BIFAD advises the U.S. Agency for International Development on agricultural development priorities and issues. There are seven members, at least four of whom must be from the U.S. university community, who typically meet at least three times a year. Deaton will continue in his role as chancellor at MU while serving as chair of BIFAD.