Asian Pacific American Network in Agriculture (APANA) President Justin Rhee, left, presents an âOutstanding Achievement Awardâ for leadership and dedication to improve the lives of the Asian Americans and Pacific Islander (AAPI) population, to U.S. Department of Agricultureâs (USDA) Natural Resources and Environment (NRE), Deputy Under Secretary Arthur 'Butch' Blazer, who is accepting for Forest Service Chief Thomas Tidwell, during the USDA Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Observance, at the USDA headquarters in Washington, D.C., on Thursday, May 23, 2013. Led by Chief Tidwell, the National Leadership Council at Forest Service began to create inclusive and diverse culture for the Agency. This yearâs theme is âBuilding leadership; Embracing the Cultural Values and Inclusions.â USDA Photo by Lance Cheung.
May 6, 2014
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