Obama Appoints Mo Chancellor To Farm Policy Board
COLUMBIA (AP) -- President Barack Obama has appointed the chancellor of the University of Missouri's flagship campus in Columbia to an international food policy panel.
If confirmed by the Senate, Missouri Chancellor Brady Deaton would be the new chairman of the Board for International Food and Agricultural Development. The board advises the U.S. Agency for International Development.
The Columbia Daily Tribune reports that Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill nominated Deaton.
Deaton has a bachelor's degree in agricultural economics and a master's degree in diplomacy and international commerce, both from the University of Kentucky. He earned a doctorate in agricultural economics from the University of Wisconsin and was also a Peace Corps volunteer in Thailand.
Deaton grew up on a Kentucky farm and has taught agricultural