Assistant Vice President, Communications and Partnerships
Andrea Putman has dedicated her career to communications, outreach, and building partnerships to advance agricultural, climate, and energy issues. She serves as Assistant Vice President, Communications and Partnerships in the Office of Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources at The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU). Andrea collaborates with member institutions and stakeholders to highlight the value of research, education, and Extension and strengthen coalitions.
Kim Scotto joined APLU in 2021 as an Associate in the Office of Food, Agriculture & Natural Resources (FANR). Kim provides communications and administrative support to the Assistant Vice President for FANR Communications and External Partnerships and administrative support to the Executive Director, Board on Human Sciences.
Through collaborative partnerships with member institutions the office of Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources focuses on broad cross-cutting issues related to agriculture, food and fiber, forestry, human sciences, natural resources, oceans and atmosphere, and veterinary medicine. The Board on Agriculture Assembly (BAA) advocates yearly on behalf of agricultural research, extension, and education funding. The BAA is also heavily involved in advocating for beneficial language regarding university priorities in each Farm Bill.