REPORT FROM THE ADVISORY BOARD
In the last six months, the Board of Advisors (see the names listed at the bottom of the first page of this issue of Insights) has been reorganized and has now assumed several new roles in F.A.R.M.S. planning and operation. Three committees have been formed, concerned respectively with research, evaluation, and production.
The first committee, chaired by Stephen Ricks, weighs possible research projects, organizes workshops, and marshals foundation resources in support of Book of Mormon-related studies. The evaluation committee assesses the entire range of F.A.R.M.S. activities and recommends priorities and plans. Under chairman John Sorenson, this group, with help from a panel of experts, also reviews manuscripts submitted for publication. John Welch's production committee is concerned with the actual editing, publishing, and disseminating of materials, as well as with business matters involving the foundation.
The three committees have met regularly in recent months and have made several recommendations to the directors. The breadth of experience and expertise brought to bear by the advisors has already significantly improved and invigorated F.A.R.M.S.' work. Future plans include a sharpened focus on research.