January 22, 1997 Executive Committee Meeting Minutes

Southern Association of Agricultural
Experiment Station Directors
Executive Committee Meeting
January 22, 1997

Present: Jerry Arkin, Past Chair; Jim Boling, Exec. Comm. Member at Large; D.C. Coston, Chair; Tom Helms, Executive Director; Richard Jones, Chair-Elect; Vance Watson, Treasurer

A meeting of the SAAESD Executive Committee convened at 9:00 am (CST) on January 22, 1997 by Chair D.C. Coston. The main focus of the meeting was to finalize the agenda for the upcoming SAAESD called meeting to be held Monday, February 3 in Birmingham, Alabama in conjunction with Southern Association of Agricultural Scientists (SAAS).

The meeting will convene at 8:00 am. Prior to beginning the discussions, Drs. Bill Brown (LA) and George Cooper (CSREES) will give a brief (20 minute) presentation concerning GPRA. Dr. Richard Jones, Strategic Planning Chairman, will lead the activities for the remaining program focusing on four main topic areas: 1) Planning Processes; 2) Regional Research Fund/Projects; 3) Meetings; and 4) Implementation. An overview will be presented by Dr. Jim Boling at the beginning of the meeting. Time permitting at the end of the day, Dr. Helms will present material on regional (and individual state) data sorted by GPRA goals and objectives. Also included will be information on complete funding sources for RRF projects in the region. Meeting will adjourn at 5:00 pm.

To maximize available time, a luncheon will be catered for participants. Cost of the luncheon and other refreshments will be charged in a registration fee paid upon arrival.

Meeting adjourned at 9:50 CST.