June 30, 1997 Joint AES/CES Meeting Minutes

Minutes
Joint Meeting
Sou. Assoc. of Agric. Experiment Station Directors
(SAAESD)
and
Assoc. of Sou. Region Extension Directors
(ASRED)
June 30, 1997
College Station, TX
(In conjunction with Southern Region Mini Land-Grant Meeting)


8:00	1.	Welcome and Opening Remarks (D.C. Coston/Bill Hicks)

8:15	2.	Impact Assessment / SERA-TF-10 (Tom Helms)

8:30	3.	CSREES Update (Bob Robinson)

9:00	4.	AESOP Report (Terry Nipp)

9:30		Break

10:00	5.	Technology Application: "Tick-Cattle-Landscape
		Interactions: An Ecological Basis for Integrated Pest
		Management Strategies Against Ticks" (Pete Teel)

10:30	6.	Update on Title VIII Coordinating Comm. Activities
		(Joe Coffey, CARET rep and Rodney Foil, AHS rep)

10:50	7.	Adjourn

Participants

SAAESD
John Beverly, TX
Jim Boling, KY
Bill Brown, LA
Bob Cannell, VA
Jerry Cherry, GA
D. C. Coston, OK
Everett Emino, FL
Jim Fischer, SC
Frank Gilstrap, TX
T. J. Helms, Exec. Dir.
Richard Jones, FL
Fred Knapp, KY
Graham Purchase, MS
Anna Rasberry, Asst to ED.
Don Richardson, TN
Larry Rogers, LA
Charles Scifres, AR
David Teem, AL
Greg Weidemann, AR
Johnny Wynne, NC

CARET

Debbie Moreland
ASRED
Larry Arrington, FL
Jack Bagent, LA
Bill Caldwell, NC
Zerle Carpenter, TX
Dan Ezell, SC
Chester Fehlis, TX
David Foster, AR
Billy Hicks, TN
Bob Issac, GA
Jon Ort, NC
Pedro Rodriquez, PR
Walter Walla, KY

AHS

Durward Bateman, NC
Gale Buchanan, GA
Rodney Foil, MS
Oran Little, KY
Milo Shult, ARARS
Charles Onstad
ARD
Marvin Burns, OK
Sam Donald, Director
McArthur Floyd, AL
Charles Panton, NCESCOP Interns
Carlos Fernandez, TX
Tom Gerik, TX
David Leatham, TX
Bill Ocumpaugh, TX

CSREES

George Cooper
A. J. Dye
Bob Robinson

AES Advisory Comm.
Jon Brandt, NC
Les Myers, VA

Other
Dick Ridgeway, Riley Memorial Foundation


 

Agenda Item 1

Welcome and Opening Remarks
Presenters: D. C. Coston and Bill Hicks

Background

The joint meeting of Southern Association of Agricultural Experiment Station Directors (SAAESD) and the Association of Southern Region Extension Directors (ASRED) will be called to order by respective chairs of each association.

Action Requested

For information only.


Agenda Item 2
Impact Assessment/SERA-TF-10 Update
Presenter: Tom Helms

Background

An update on activities of the ESCOP/ECOP Image Enhancement activity as relating to impact statement development will be presented for information. The joint research/extension task force (SERA-TF-10) membership appointments and nominations are listed below:

SERA-TF-10
Membership Appointments and Nominations
Administrative Advisors: R. Larry Rogers (Experiment Station) and Clark Jones (Extension)

State

Representative

Nomination for Participation as Discipline Area Expert

Alabama Katie Smith
Research Information, AES
Tom Chesnutt
Human Sciences, Extension System
Arkansas Mr. Howell Medders
Interim Dept. Head, Ag. Publications
Dr. Lynn Russell
Extension Family Resource Mgt. Specialist
Florida Mr. Don Poucher
Director and Assoc. Extension Scientist
IFAS Educational Media and Services
Dr. Glen Hembry, Chair
Department of Animal Sciences
(animal science)
Georgia Dr. Barry W. Jones
Coordinator of Ed., Comm. and Tech.
n/a
Kentucky Randy Weckman
Agricultural Communications
M. Scott Smith
Department of Agronomy
(plant science)
Louisiana Ms. Frankie Gould
Agricultural Communications
Dr. C. Pat Hegwood, Head
Department of Horticulture
Mississippi Mr. Cliff Bice, Head
Office of Ag Communications
Dr. Terry Kiser, Head
Department of Animal and Dairy Sciences
North Carolina Mr. David Caldwell
Agricultural Communications
Dr. Billy Caldwell
Assistant Director, NCCES
(agronomist/plant breeder)Alternate:
Dr. Eric Young
Assistant Director, NCARS
(horticulture/planning & marketing)
Oklahoma Ms. Carla Chlouber
Managing Editor, Ag. Publications
n/a
Puerto Rico Dr. Hipolito O’Farrill
Extension Specialist
Mr. Rafael F. Olmeda
Asst. Dir. Ag., Marketing, & Nat. Res.
(plant sciences)
South Carolina Ron Addis
Public Information Director
Clemson University
Dennis Decoteau
Chair, Horticulture Department
Clemson University
Tennessee Dr. Bonnie P. Riechert, Coordinator
TAES Communications Unit
n/a
Texas Ms. Lynette James
Communications Specialist
Dr. Frank Gilstrap
Associate Director, TAES
(entomology)
Virginia Dr. Stewart D. MacInnis
Public Relations Specialist
Dr. Timothy P. Mack, Head
Department of Entomology
Virgin Islands Mr. Kofi Boateng
Extension Prog. Sup. for Livestock
n/a

Action Requested

For information only.

Action Taken

Dr. Helms suggested that a training session for task force members be held jointly with the NorthCentral region in late summer or early fall. This proposal was approved on motion/second by Walla/Boling. The ARD group was asked to submit names soon for inclusion in this process.


Agenda Item 3
CSREES Report
Presenter: Bob Robinson

Background

Dr. Bob Robinson, Administrator, CSREES, will present an update of current issues.

Action Requested

For information only.

Action Taken

A handout summarizing the following activities was distributed. (A copy is available from the ED office).

  • Research, Education, and Economics Information System (REEIS)
  • CRIS Enhancement
  • Globalizing Agricultural Science and Education Programs for America (GASEPA)
  • Higher Education Programs
  • Risk Management Education
  • Sustainable Agriculture, Research, and Education Program
  • Food Quality Protection Act
  • GPRA Update

Agenda Item 4
AESOP Report
Presenter: Terry Nipp

Background

Dr. Terry Nipp will join the meeting via conference call for report of AESOP activities.

Action Requested

For information only.


Agenda Item 5
Tick-Cattle-Landscape Interactions: An Ecological Basis
for Integrated Pest Management Strategies Against Ticks
Presenter: Pete Teel

Background

Dr. Pete Teel, Entomologist from Texas A&M University, will make a presentation that will examine the application of technologies to obtain and integrate research data necessary to study the important interactions of tick, cattle, and landscape.

The technologies of remote sensing, Global Positioning Systems (GPS), and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) have been utilized to obtain and integrate information on cattle movement with spatial heterogeniety of rangeland vegetation communities, spatial distribution of free-living tick populations, and the number of parasites acquired by the moving host. Ticks are obligate bloodfeeding ectoparasites of vertebrates that spend only about 2% of their life span feeding on hosts to complete the life cycle. The remaining 98% of the life span is spent in vegetation communities where they have fallen upon completion of feeding. The resulting distribution of ticks and the risk of becoming reinfested is correlated to the host animal use of the landscape. While the traditional method of protecting cattle from economic losses and the threat of disease transmission is with acaricide applications to animals, other methodologies, including brush control techniques can suppress tick populations in the off-host environments. One of the limitations to the development of effective IPM strategies against ticks is understanding how tick populations respond to the interactions of grazing cattle and the disturbances of heterogenous landscapes.

Action Requested

For information only.


Agenda Item 6
Update on Title VIII Coordinating Committee Activities
Presenter: Joe Coffey and Rodney Foil

Background

Joe Coffey, CARET representative and Rodney Foil, Administrative Heads Section representative, will provide an update of activities of the Title VIII Coordinating Committee. This is an ad hoc committee established by NASULGC’s Board on Agriculture to coordinate an effort to develop positions consistent with the various components of the land-grant university system.

Action Requested

For information only.


Agenda Item 7
Final Remarks and Adjournment
Presenter: D. C. Coston and Bill Hicks

Background

Final remarks and announcements will preceed adjournment.

Action Requested

For information only.

Action Taken

Two additional items were presented for information:

  1. Convenient times for future meetings were discussed. The 1998 Southern Region Mini Land Grant meeting has been scheduled for August 1-4 in Athens, Georgia.
  2. Dick Ridgeway of the Riley Memorial Foundation distributed information concerning a joint CSREES/NCRS Regional Workshop on October 9-10 in Atlanta. Directors are asked to submit nominations for exemplary collaborative programs. Programs to be used in the workshops will be chosen in late July or early August.

Meeting adjourned.


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