IFB's Lurkins appointed to federal committee

Lauren Lurkins, Illinois Farm Bureau director of environmental policy, has been appointed to the Environmental Protection Agency Farm, Ranch and Rural Communities Committee (FRRCC). She will also serve as vice chair.

Established in 2008, the FRRCC provides independent policy advice, information and recommendations to the EPA administrator on a range of environmental issues and policies that are of importance to agriculture and rural communities.

To build a broad and balanced representation of perspectives for the FRRCC, EPA selected 33 members to represent a variety of relevant sectors from across the U.S., including agricultural stakeholders and allied industries; academia; state, local, and tribal government; and nongovernmental organizations.

Lurkins and fellow committee members will serve two- or three-year terms. Members represent 24 states and expect to meet twice yearly.

This story was provided by FarmWeekNow.com.