October 1, 2014 Meeting Minutes

SAAESD Fall Meeting

October 1, 2014

Jekyll Island, GA

Participants:

Arthur Appel, AL
George Askew, SC
Bill Batchelor, AL
Bill Brown, TN
Wes Burger, MS
Mary Duryea, FL
Philip Elzer, LA
Bob Godfrey, VI
George Hopper, MS
Jody Jellison, VA
David Monks, NC
Reuben Moore, MS
Saied Mostaghimi, VA
Lesley Oliver, KY
Steve Oliver, KY
Keith Owens, OK

Chris Ray, SC
Rick Roeder, AR
John Russin, LA
Bob Shulstad, GA
Mark Tassin, LA
Clarence Watson, OK
Joe West, GA
Scott Willard, MS

Executive Director’s Office:
Eric Young, SAAESD
Donna Pearce, SAAESD

Liaisons:
Deborah Brennan, USDA/ARS

Other guests:
Dalphene Jameson, Clemson University

 

Action Items:

 Agenda #  Actions Taken
Agenda – Approved (Hopper/Russin)
Spring Meeting Minutes – Approved (Hopper/Russin)
Interim Actions – Approved (Shulstad/Russin)
S1 SERA Renewal Requests

All recommendations from the SERA Review Committee were approved

S10 Nominating Committee Report

The nomination was accepted and John Russin, LA was elected as chair-elect for 2014/15 and chair in 2015/16.

Close nominations – Approved (Askew/Watson)
Nomination – Approved by acclamation

S11 Resolutions Committee Report

A resolution of appreciation was read for Dr. Bill Brown for his role as SAAESD Chair.  Resolution of appreciation was read for Dr. Jonathan Edelson (OK) and Dr. Steve Workman (KY) who have left the association.  Resolutions were approved by acclamation.

Agenda

Time Item Number Agenda Item – Presenter
8:00 Welcome and Introductions

Approval of Agenda, Minutes, and Interim Actions –  Bill Brown

Action taken:

  • Agenda – Approved (Hopper/Russin)
  • Spring Meeting Minutes – Approved (Hopper/Russin)
  • Interim Actions – Approved (Shulstad/Russin)
8:05 1 SERA Review Committee Report, Recommendations, and Approval – Reuben Moore

Action taken: All recommendations from the SERA Review Committee were approved

8:15 2 Multistate Research Committee Report – Clarence Watson
8:25 3 NRSP Review Committee Recommendations and Ballot Preview – Clarence Watson and Eric Young
8:45 4 Academic Programs & Experiment Station Directors Joint Meeting Follow Up – Eric Young

In meeting discussion:

  • Some directors favored going to alternate year meetings and others would like to meet again next year
  • Eric will follow up with AP directors to see what they prefer
9:00 5 Status Reports – Eric Young

9:15 6 Funding Outlying Research Stations – Bill Brown

In meeting discussion:

  • Eric will check with Ron Brown, Extension ED, to see if extension would like to participate in a best practices session at our joint spring meeting
9:35 7 Current and Future Interactions with ARS Climate Hubs – All

In meeting discussion:

  • The Director or Assistant Director of the Climate Hub in Raleigh should be invited to present at our spring meeting in Roanoke
  • Consider inviting someone from the Dept of Interior’s Southeast Science Climate Center, also at NCSU
9:50 8 Regional Local Foods Initiative at SRDC – All

In meeting discussion:

  • Eric will solicit names of research faculty involved in local foods related research to serve on the regional planning committee
10:05 9 Spring 2015 SAAESD/ASRED Joint Meeting – Saied Mostaghimi

In meeting discussion:

  •  Meeting will take place at the Hotel Roanoke
  • April 6-9, 2015
  • Monday through Thursday
    • Open with Monday night reception
10:10 10 Nominating Committee Report – George Hopper

The nomination was accepted and John Russin, LA was elected as chair-elect for 2014/15 and chair in 2015/16.

  • Action taken: Close nominations – Approved (Askew/Watson)
  • Nomination – Approved by acclamation
10:15 11 Resolutions Committee Report – Rick Roeder

A resolution of appreciation was read for Dr. Bill Brown for his role as SAAESD Chair.  Resolution of appreciation was read for Dr. Jonathan Edelson (OK) and Dr. Steve Workman (KY) who have left the association.  Resolutions were approved by acclamation.

10:20 12 Presentation of SAAESD “Gavel” to incoming Chair – Bill Brown

  • Outgoing chair, Bill Brown, presented the Associations’ official gavel, a pocketknife, to incoming chair, George Hopper
10:25 Closing Remarks and Announcements – George Hopper
10:30 Adjourn @10:15 pm