The Heritage Preservation Committee (HPC) is established as a functional program within The Agribusiness Council (ABC), similar to the Coordination Committee. HPC does not usually take positions on policy issues (as opposed to the issue committees) and is primarily concerned with oversight on ABC's historical records and coordination with state ABC/agricultural hall of fame and farm museum programs. HPC also provides oversight guidance for ABC's historical figure recognition projects.
Listed below are areas of HPC focus:
1. Preparation and review of documents/testimony concerning agricultural history and/or specific chronologies prepared as part of ABC's association history project;
2. Coordination and database development of materials pertaining to state agricultural heritage projects, including (but not exclusive) agricultural halls of fame, agricultural awards at national and state levels;
3. Preparation and review of materials for educational distribution pertaining to USDA Office of History;
4. Review of ABC's historical figure recognition projects (Jennings Randolph Recognition Project (JRRP) and others;
5. Coordination with state grassroots efforts designed to advance goals of individual ABC/HPC projects (i.e., education and curriculum development materials derived from projects);
6. Coordination of information on farmland preservation issues as provided by the American Farmland Trust and similar conservation organizations with historical organizations;
7. Farmland preservation and historical site preservation information coordination and dissemination to concerned state groups (i.e., Florida Agribusiness Council, etc).