SAAESD Fall Meeting

October 2, 2018

Lincoln, NE

Participants:  Greg Bohach, MS, Wes Burger, MS, Jackie Burns, FL, John Davis, FL, Susan Duncan, VA, Henry Fadamiro, AL, Bob Godfrey, VI, George Hopper, MS, Y, Larkin, FL, Rogers Leonard, LA, J.F. Meullenet, AR, David Monks, NC, Allen Moore, GA, Lesley Oliver, KY, Keith Owens, OK,  Tim Rials, TN, Randy Raper, OK, Bob Stougaard, GA, and David White, TN

Executive Director’s Office:  Eric Young, SAAESD

Action Items

 Agenda#  Actions Taken
1 Agenda – Approved (Keith Owens / Bob Godfrey)
Spring Meeting Minutes – Approved (George Hopper / John Davis)
Interim Actions – Approved (Keith Owens / Lesley Oliver)
2 SERA Review Requests
All recommendations from the SERA Review Committee were approved
11 Nominating Committee Report Keith Owens as chair-elect – Approved

Minutes

 

Time Item Number Agenda Item – Presenter
8:00 1 Welcome and Introductions
Approval of Agenda, Minutes, and Interim Actions –  Jackie Burns

Action taken:

  • Agenda – Approved (Keith Owens / Bob Godfrey)
  • Spring Meeting Minutes – Approved (George Hopper / John Davis)
  • Interim Actions – Approved (Keith Owens / Lesley Oliver)
8:05 2 SERA Review Committee Report, Recommendations, and Approval – Reuben Moore

Action taken:

  • All recommendations from the SERA Review Committee were approved
8:15 3 Multistate Research Committee Report – Eric Young for Nathan McKinney
8:25 4 NRSP Review Committee Recommendations and Ballot Preview – Keith Owens and Eric Young

In meeting discussion:

  • Midterm reviews all successful, no changes recommended
  • NRSP 8 – Review Committee recommends approval of new project and budget with a request to develop a plan to eliminate or significantly reduce OTT funds
  • NRSP’s should be examined individually as to whether or not they need continuing minimal OTT support or not, after first one or two cycles
  • Is there a need for multistate project on open data repositories, security, etc.?
8:35 5 NRCS – LGU Workshop – Keith Owens and Eric Young

In meeting discussion:

  • Unfortunately did not discuss primary conflict between NRCS & Extension
  • Primary outcome was that each group better understands the operations and culture of the other
  • A small group (2 LGU & 2 NRCS) is working on follow up actions
8:45 6 Budget Realignment – Saied Mostaghimi, George Hopper, and Eric Young

In meeting discussion:

  • Group is still working on details of budget line grouping
  • There will be a webinar that explains everything in October or November
9:00 7 Implication of Moving NIFA and ERS Away from DC – All

In meeting discussion:

  • A lot of thought against it, but still moving forward
9:10 8 ASRED Update – Rogers Leonard and Eric Young

In meeting discussion:

  • Nick Place, University of Florida, is incoming ASRED chair, Ed Jones, Virginia Tech, is incoming ECOP chair
  • They had a training session on impact writing at their meeting in August
  • A significant issue for them now is how to effectively bring new agents up to speed quickly
  • Concerned about problems with converting Extension specialist to 9-month appointments. Some institutions have done this and others considering it
  • Bill Hubbart is leaving as regional forest extension specialist and ASRED approved a motion to eliminate regional forest extension programs. Considering asking us to join with them to create a SERA to replace the program coordination aspects of this position
 9:20 9 New and Potential Multistate Projects:

  • S 1084, Industrial hemp production, processing, and marketing in the US – Lesley Oliver
  • Proposed SERA – Measuring economic damage and impacts of extreme weather events in agriculture – Reuben Moore
  • Potential S Project – Economic assessment of germplasm collections – Eric Young
  • Potential SERA – Southern forest Extension and research – Eric Young
  • Others?

In meeting discussion:

  • S 1084 on industrial hemp participants agree to follow state laws and regulations concerning whatever activities they engage in related to this project.  Directors are certifying this will happen when they sign off on their faculty’s Hatch project
9:40 10 Southern Mini Land-grant Meeting Update – Eric Young

In meeting discussion:

  • Joint sessions on Wednesday are finalized and all speakers confirmed
  • Everyone agreed that the SAAESD agenda will end at 10:00 on Thursday so that anyone who wants to can attend the optional tour from 10:30 to 3:00
  • Hotel reservations and registration should be open sometime in late October or early November
9:45 11 Nominating Committee Report – Bob Godfrey

  • SAAESD Chair-elect

Action taken:

  • Keith Owens nominated as chair-elect – Approved
9:50 12 Resolutions Committee Report – Lesley Oliver

In meeting discussion:

  • Resolutions of appreciation were approved for directors who have left their AES positions – Craig Nessler, Phil Elzer, Rick Reoder, and Rick Bennett
  • Resolution of appreciation was approved for out-going chair, Jackie Burns
9:55 Passing of the Gavel – Jackie Burns

In meeting discussion:

  • Jackie Burns passed the gavel to incoming chair, Steve Lommel
10:00 Adjourn