September 24, 2012 Meeting Minutes

SAAESD Fall Meeting

September 24, 2012

Portsmouth, NH

Harbor’s Edge Room

Minutes

Participants:

Jerry Arkin, GA
George Askew, SC
Bill Brown, TN
Wes Burger, MS
Nancy Cox, KY
Jonathan Edelson, OK
Bob Godfrey, VI
George Hopper, MS
Jody Jellison, VA
Rogers Leonard, LA
John Liu, AL
Nathan McKinney, AR
Jean-Francois Meullenet, AR
Reuben Moore, MS
Saied Mostaghimi, VA
Craig Nessler, TX
Steve Oliver, KY
Chris Ray, SC
Rick Roeder, AR
Elvin Roman-Paoli, PR
John Russin, LA
Bob Shulstad, GA
Clarence Watson, AR
Joe West, GA

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

Liaisons:
Deborah Brennan, USDA/ARS

Other guests:
Gary Pederson, USDA,ARS
Mark McLellan, UT
Sheila Julian, OK

Action Items:

 Agenda #  Actions Taken
Agenda – Approved (Hopper/Mostaghimi)

Spring Meeting Minutes – Approved (Hopper/Mostaghimi)

Interim Actions – Approved (Brown/Mostaghimi)

S1 SERA Renewal Requests

All recommendations from the SERA Review Committee were approved

S9 Nominating Committee Report

The nomination was accepted and Bill Brown, TN was elected as chair-elect for 2012/13 and chair in 2013/14.  Approved by acclamation

S10 Resolutions Committee Report

A resolution of appreciation was read for Dr. Craig Nessler for his role as SAAESD Chair.  Resolution of appreciation was read for Dr. W. David Smith (NC) who has left the association.  Resolutions were approved by acclamation.

Agenda

Time Item Number Agenda Item – Presenter
3:00 Welcome and Introductions – Craig Nessler
Approval of Agenda
Minutes
Interim Actions

  • Appointed Eric Young (NC) as Administrative Advisor for SCC80 “Plant Breeding”
  • Appointed Jody Jellsion (VA) as Administrative Advisor for SERA8 “Fescue Endophyte Research & Extension”
  • Appointed Phil Elzer (LA) as the Southern Region Representative on the Southern Regional Aquaculture Center Board of Directors

Agenda – Approved (Hopper/Mostaghimi)

Spring Meeting Minutes – Approved (Hopper/Mostaghimi)

Interim Actions – Approved (Brown/Mostaghimi)

 

3:05 1 SERA Review Committee Report, Recommendations, and Approval – Reuben Moore

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

3:10 2 Multistate Research Committee Report – Steve Workman
3:15 3 NRSP RC Agenda Brief – Clarence Watson
3:30 4 S-9, Plant Genetic Resource Conservation and Utilization – Jerry Arkin and Gary Pederson, Research Leader, USDA/ARS

4:00 5 Academic Programs & Experiment Station Directors Joint Meeting Review –Eric Young

In meeting discussion:

  • Would like to meet one more time jointly, before including extension
  • Suggested meeting every 2 years  along with extension
  • Eric will talk with Ron Brown to get his thoughts on the extension directors meeting jointly with academic programs and experiment station directors
4:10 6 Status Reports – Eric Young

4:40 7 Discussion on Potential Uses for Battelle Study Report – Bob Shulstad, Craig Nessler, and Clarence Watson
5:05 8 Spring 2013 SAAESD/ASRED Joint Meeting – Clarence Watson

In meeting discussion:

  • Meeting will take place at the Peabody Hotel
  • April 1-4, 2013
  • Monday through Thursday
    • Open with Monday night reception
5:10 9 Nominating Committee Report – Saied Mostaghimi

  • Action taken: The nomination was accepted and Bill Brown, TN was elected as chair-elect for 2012/13 and chair in 2013/14.  Approved by acclamation
5:15 10 Resolutions Committee Report – Rick Roeder

  • A resolution of appreciation was read for Dr. Craig Nessler for his role as SAAESD Chair.  Resolution of appreciation was read for Dr. W. David Smith (NC) who has left the association.  Resolutions were approved by acclamation.
5:20 11 Presentation of Excellence in Leadership Award – Craig Nessler

  • Craig Nessler, SAAESD Chair, presented the annual SAAESD Leadership Award to Dr. Mark McLellan (UT)
5:25 12 Presentation of SAAESD “Gavel” to incoming Chair – Craig Nessler

  • Outgoing chair, Craig Nessler, presented the Associations’s official gavel, a pocketknife, to incoming chair, Saied Mostaghimi
5:25 Closing Remarks and Announcements – Saied Mostaghimi
5:30 Adjourn @5:15 PM