Board for International Food & Agriculture Development (BIFAD) 159th Meeting Minutes Higher Education: A Critical Partner in Global Agricultural Development March 3, 2010

Chair Robert Easter thanked the Board members for their work and their efforts to be here; he also thanked all others for coming. After Board members introduced themselves, he emphasized the importance of the business of BIFAD as could be seen recently in through the disaster in Haiti. He then introduced Bill DeLauder, noting that the Board is of the view that they need to continue conversations about Minority Serving Institutions.