USDA is seeking nominations for its Advisory Committee on Beginning Farmers and Ranchers, due to the Department by Jan. 16. This Committee advises the Secretary of Agriculture on matters broadly affecting new farmers and ranchers and puts forward recommendations for activities that would help that population. Organizations or individuals can nominate potential members. Nomination packages should include a nomination form along with a cover letter or resume that documents the nominee’s background and experience. Nomination forms are available online at http://www.ocio.usda.gov/sites/default/files/docs/2012/AD-755_Master_2012_508%20Ver.pdf.