This is the ninth in a series of five-year employment opportunities projections initiated by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).

We acknowledge the important contributions of the following individuals who served on the advisory panel of experts for the 2020-2025 study.

Advisory Panel of Experts

Cindy L. Akers, Texas Tech University

Antoine J. Alston, North Carolina A&T University

Gary A. Blair, CARET, Mississippi State University

Penelope L. Diebel, Oregon State University

Michael C. Gaul, Iowa State University

Tracy S. Hoover, The Pennsylvania State University

Terry L. Sharik, Michigan Technological University

R. Elaine Turner, University of Florida

Mary M. Willis, California State University, Fresno

We acknowledge the expertise and services from the Department of Agricultural Communication at Purdue University in the preparation and dissemination of the report, and more specifically Erin Robinson (project management), Nancy Alexander (editorial assistance), Tom Kronewitter (visual design) and Josh McDowell (visual design).


J. Marcos Fernandez, Purdue University

Allan D. Goecker, Purdue University

Ella Smith, U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Emma R. Moran, U.S. Department of Agriculture, NIFA

Christine A. Wilson, Purdue University