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Jana Caracciolo and Samantha Mikolajczyk have joined the Nationwide Agricultural Regulation Heart as workers attorneys.

To additional its mission and higher serve stakeholders, the Nationwide Agricultural Regulation Heart has employed two new workers attorneys, Jana Caracciolo and Samantha Mikolajczyk, each with backgrounds in agriculture.

“Our mission on the heart is to be the nation’s main supply of agricultural and meals legislation analysis and data, and the addition of Jana and Samantha to our workforce will assist us obtain that,” Harrison Pittman, director of the middle, stated. “With a rising workforce, we’re higher capable of serve our stakeholders all through the US.”

Rising up on a small honey tangerine farm in Florida spurred Caracciolo’s curiosity within the meals system. In 2018, she graduated magna cum laude from the College of Florida with a Bachelor of Science in meals and useful resource economics. Earlier than attending school, Caracciolo served as a state officer for the Florida FFA Affiliation.

Whereas attending the College of Florida Levin Faculty of Regulation, Caracciolo interned for the Harvard Meals Regulation and Coverage Clinic, in addition to the Advertising and marketing, Regulatory, and Meals Security Applications Division of the US Division of Agriculture’s Workplace of the Common Counsel. Caracciolo will primarily focus her analysis on meals labeling and meals safety-related points.

“I am excited to affix the Nationwide Agricultural Regulation Heart,” Caracciolo stated. “By my analysis and writing, I may also help our stakeholders higher perceive the authorized points that influence our meals system, significantly these associated to meals labeling and meals security.”

Mikolajczyk, hailing from south Texas, grew up on a strawberry farm the place she was concerned in agriculture from a younger age via 4-H and FFA. She earned a Bachelor of Science in college research – management from Texas A&M College in 2017. After receiving her undergraduate diploma, Mikolajczyk attended Texas A&M College Faculty of Regulation. She labored as a coverage intern for Texas Gov. Greg Abbott and as a analysis fellow with the Vermont Regulation Faculty’s Heart for Agriculture and Meals Methods.

Throughout her second 12 months of legislation college, Mikolajczyk started working on the Nationwide Agricultural Regulation Heart as a analysis fellow, the place she centered on finance and credit score points, in addition to different initiatives. Mikolajczyk will focus her analysis on common agricultural, meals and environmental legislation points.

“After I grew to become a analysis fellow in legislation college, my aim grew to become to affix the Nationwide Agricultural Regulation Heart full time as a workers legal professional,” Mikolajczyk stated. “The middle is the proper place to proceed growing my analysis and writing abilities in whereas serving to a broad viewers to study extra about agricultural legislation. I am wanting ahead to this subsequent step in my new function.”

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Concerning the Nationwide Agricultural Regulation Heart: The Nationwide Agricultural Regulation Heart serves because the nation’s main supply of agricultural and meals legislation analysis and data. The middle works with producers, state and federal policymakers, congressional staffers, attorneys, land grant universities, and lots of others to offer goal, nonpartisan agricultural and meals legislation analysis and data to the nation’s agricultural group. The middle is a unit of the College of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture and works in shut partnership with the USDA Agricultural Analysis Service, Nationwide Agricultural Library.

Concerning the Division of Agriculture: The College of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture’s mission is to strengthen agriculture, communities, and households by connecting trusted analysis to the adoption of greatest practices. By the Agricultural Experiment Station and the Cooperative Extension Service, the Division of Agriculture conducts analysis and extension work inside the nation’s historic land grant schooling system. The Division of Agriculture is considered one of 20 entities inside the College of Arkansas System. It has workplaces in all 75 counties in Arkansas and college on 5 system campuses. 

The College of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture is an equal alternative/equal entry/affirmative motion establishment. In the event you require an affordable lodging to take part or want supplies in one other format, please contact 479-575-4607 as quickly as potential. Dial 711 for Arkansas Relay.