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Mark Harris
Chair, Agricultural Statistics Board

Mark Harris is Chair of the Agricultural Statistics Board (ASB) and Director of the Methodology Division of the U.S. Department of Agricultureís National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS). Previously, Harris served as the Director of NASSís Research and Development Division, and has been a member of the NASS Senior Executive Team since April 2007.

Prior to his appointment to the Senior Executive Service, he served at all levels of NASS management. Between 1994 and 2007, Harris was the Director of the Nebraska Field Office, Chief of the Crops Branch, Head of the Economics Section, and Deputy Director of the Tennessee Field Office. Additionally, he has had experience in NASS's Statistical Methods Branch, the Remote Sensing research program, and the International Programs Office. He has consulted internationally in Pakistan, Yemen, Egypt, El Salvador, Poland, Russia and Brazil.

Last modified: 04/25/14