SAAESD Spring Meeting’19 Agenda

SAAESD Spring Meeting
Southern Mini Land-grant
March 18-21, 2019
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 

Agenda

Monday, March 18
4:00 – 6:00 Registration – Palm Foyer

 

Tuesday, March 19
6:30 – 8:00 am Breakfast -Breezes Terrace
8:00 – 10:00 Joint ASRED and SAAESD Session – Orchid Room
8:00 – 8:10  J1 Welcome and Introductions – Nick Place, ASRED Chair, and Steve Lommel, SAAESD Chair
8:10 – 8:30  J2 NIFA Update – Luis Tupas, Deputy Director for Bioenergy, Climate and Environment, USDA/NIFA
8:30 – 9:15  J3 Budget Update and Realignment Discussion – Jim Richards, Cornerstone Government Affairs

9:15 – 9:35  J4 Southern Rural Development Center Update – Steve Turner, Director
9:35 – 10:00  J5 Comments and BAA Initiatives Updates – Doug Steele, Vice President for Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources, APLU
10:00 – 10:30 am Break – Grand Floridian Foyer
10:30 – 5:00 pm SAAESD Session – Sawgrass/Mangrove Room
10:30 S1 Call to Order – Steve Lommel

10:30 – 10:50  S2 ARS Update – Archie Tucker, Area Director, Southeast Area, USDA/ARS
10:50 – 11:15  S3 NRSP 4 Update – Jerry Baron, Director, IR-4, Facilitating Registration of Pest Management Technology for Specialty Crops and Specialty Uses
11:15 – 12:00  S4 Best Practices Session: Spousal Hiring Policies and Programs – Keith Owens and Saied Mostaghimi
12:00 – 1:30 pm Lunch – Breezes Terrace
1:30 – 1:40  S5 Questions on “Written Only” ESCOP Committee Reports:

1:40 – 1:45  S6 MRC Report – Nathan McKinney
1:45 – 1:55  S7 NRSP 3, National Atmoheric Deposition Program (renewal) – George Hopper

  • NRSP-3 is under review for renewal this year. The NRSP-3 proposal was reviewed in January by the four Administrative Advisors. In general, the reviews were very favorable. NRSP-3 has been supported at the $50,000 per year level for many years, and this is the same level requested for the next five years. NRSP-3 is leveraged heavily through partnerships with multiple federal and state agencies, as it is aligned with the National Atmospheric Deposition Program (NADP) headquartered in Madison, Wisconsin. In 2018 the program was relocated from the University of Illinois to the University of Wisconsin.
1:55 – 2:05 S8 NRSP 10, Database Resources for Crop Genomics, Genetics and Breeding Research (renewal) – Steve Lommel
2:05 – 2:15 S9 Questions or comments regarding continuing projects (no budget decision) –

  • NRSP 1, NIMSS and Impact Writing – Keith Owens
  • NRSP 6, The US Potato Genebank: Acquisition, Classification, Preservation, Evaluation and Distribution of Potato (Solanum) Germplasm – J.F. Meullenet
  • NRSP 8, National Animal Genome Research Program – Eric Young
  • NRSP 9, National Animal Nutrition Program– Lesley Oliver
2:15 – 2:30 S10 S-9, Plant Genetic Resources Conservation and Utilization – Bob Stougaard
2:30 -2:35 S11 Cotton Winter Nursery Update – Steve Lommel and Eric Young
2:35 – 3:00 S12 Executive Director’s Report – Eric Young
3:00 – 3:30 pm Break – Grand Floridian Foyer
3:30 – 5:00  S13 Chief Operating Officers Meeting – Steve Lommel
5:00 Adjourn
6:00 – 9:00 pm Welcome Reception – Breezes Terrace 
Wednesday, March 20
6:30 – 8:00 am Breakfast- Breezes Terrace 
8:00 – 5:00 Joint Mini Land-grant Sessions – Grand Cypress/Royal Poinciana Room
12:00 -1:30 Lunch – Cypress/Royal Room
6:00 – 9:00 Banquet – Breezes Terrace
Thursday, March 21
6:30 – 8:00 am Breakfast – Breezes Terrace
8:00 – 10:00 SAAESD Session – Sawgrass/Mangrove Room
8:00 – 8:10  S14  Chief Operating Officers Meeting Report – Steve Lommel
8:10 – 9:10  S15 Best Practices Session: Internal Grant Writing Training and Other Support – Wes Burger and Tim Rials & Susan Duncan
9:10 – 9:30  S16 Follow-up from Realignment Discussion and Joint Sessions  – Steve Lommel
9:30 – 9:40  S17 Other Agenda Items
9:40 – 9:45  S18 2019 Fall SAAESD and ESS/CES Joint Meeting/Workshop, September 23-26, Nashville, TN – George Hopper and Eric Young
9:45 – 9:50  S19 2020 Spring Meeting – Henry Fadamiro
9:50 – 9:55 S20 Resolutions – Lesley Oliver

9:55 – 10:00 S21 Closing Comments – Steve Lommel
10:00 am Adjourn 
10:00 – 3:00 Optional Tour – Meet at Conference Center Entrance