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Project Title: Sustainability Considerations for the Future of Animal Agriculture Science Research

PIN: PGA-STS-12-06         

Major Unit:
Division on Earth and Life Studies
Policy and Global Affairs

Sub Unit:
Science & Technology for Sustainability Program
Board on Agriculture and Natural Resources

Saunders, Jennifer

Subject/Focus Area:
Agriculture; Environment and Environmental Studies; Food and Nutrition; Health and Medicine; International Issues; Policy for Science and Technology

Sustainability Considerations for the Future of Animal Agriculture Science Research: First Committee Meeting
March 10, 2014 - March 11, 2014
National Academy of Sciences Building
2100 C St. NW
Washington D.C.

If you would like to attend the sessions of this meeting that are open
to the public or need more information please contact:

Contact Name: Emi Kameyama
Phone: 202-334-2694
Fax: 202-334-3094


First Committee Meeting

National Academy of Sciences
Lecture Room
2100 C Street NW
Washington, DC

Monday, March 10, 2014

8:30-10:30 am
CLOSED SESSION (Committee and NRC staff only)


10:45 am Welcome and Introductions
Bernard Goldstein, University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health, Committee Chair

11:00 am Charge from Sponsors
• Catherine Woteki, U.S. Department of Agriculture
• Kathy Simmons, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association
• Ying Wang, Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy
• Chris Hostetler, National Pork Board
• Kevin Igli, Tyson Foods, Inc.
• Ted Mashima, Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges
• John Glisson, U.S. Poultry & Egg Association
• Donald Nkrumah, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

12:20 pm General Discussion and Q&A on Sponsor Perspectives

12:40 pm Lunch

1:40 pm Panel: National Perspective on the Future of Animal Science Research
• Mary Beck, Mississippi State University
• Molly Brown, National Aeronautics and Space Administration

2:20 pm Panel: Industry Perspective on the Future of Animal Science Research
• Dennis Treacy, Smithfield Foods, Inc.
• Trey Patterson, Padlock Ranch (teleconference)

3:00 pm BREAK

3:15 pm Panel: Nongovernmental Perspective on the Future of Animal Science Research
• Jason Clay, World Wildlife Fund
• Suzanne Bertrand, International Livestock Research Institute

3:55 pm Panel: International Perspective on the Future of Animal Science Research
• Laurie Hueneke, National Pork Producers Council
• Mario Herrero, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (teleconference)

4:35 pm Open Microphone Session: Brief Comments from Interested Parties
Comments will be limited to 5 minutes, if you would like to address the committee please send an email to

5:00 pm Meeting Adjourns

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Meeting

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the meeting:
Bernard Goldstein (Chair)
Louis D’Abramo
Gary F. Hartnell
Joy Mench
Sara Place
Mo Salman
Dennis Treacy
B. L. Turner II
Gary W. Williams (teleconference)
Felicia Wu

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:
Discussion of statement of task
Discussion of bias and conflict of interest
Review of open session
Review of report outline
Review of schedule

The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:
Draft Report Outline

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary: March 13, 2014