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Project Title: Science Breakthroughs 2030: A Strategy for Food and Agricultural Research

PIN: DELS-BANR-16-05         

Major Unit:
Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education
Division on Earth and Life Studies
Health and Medicine Division

Sub Unit:
Board on Agriculture and Natural Resources
Board on Atmospheric Sciences & Climate
Board on Environmental Change and Society
Food and Nutrition Board
Water Science and Technology Board
Board on Life Sciences

Yih, Peggy T

Subject/Focus Area:
Agriculture; Food and Nutrition

Committee Meeting #1
June 14, 2017 - June 15, 2017
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: Erin Markovich


Open Session:

12:45 p.m. Open doors to the public

1:00 – 1:15 p.m. Welcome and Introductions
John Floros and Sue Wessler, Committee Co-Chairs

1:15 – 1:30 p.m. NAS Study Process and Committee’s Statement of Task
Peggy Yih, Study Director

1:30 – 1:45 p.m. Origins of Study Request
Dr. Robert Easter, SoAR Foundation (confirmed)

1:45 – 2:15 p.m. Charge to the Committee from the Sponsors
Dr. Robert Easter, SoAR Foundation (confirmed)
Dr. Sally Rockey, Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research (confirmed)
(Brief remarks from each organization to discuss why they are sponsoring the study and how they hope the report will be useful for them; 20-minute Q&A with committee)

2:15 – 3:05 p.m. Potential for the Study to Advance Food and Agricultural Research

3:05 – 3:20 p.m. Break

3:20 – 4:00 p.m. Science Frontiers of Interest
Dr. Todd Anderson, Department of Energy (confirmed)
Dr. Anne W. Sylvester, National Science Foundation (invited)

4:00 – 4:20 p.m. Challenge of Change – Recently Released Report
Dr. Samantha Alvis, Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (invited)
(15-min presentation, 5-min Q&A with committee)

4:20 – 4:40 p.m. Decadal Vision for Plant Biology
Mr. Tyrone Spady, American Association of Plant Biologists (confirmed)
(15-min presentation, 5-min Q&A with committee)

4:40 – 5:00 p.m. Agricultural and Applied Economic Priorities and Solutions
Dr. Jill McCluskey, Washington State University (invited)
(15-min presentation, 5-min Q&A with committee)

5:00 – 5:10 p.m. Public Comments
Please register ahead of time

5:10 – 5:15 p.m. Co-Chair’s Closing Remarks
John Floros and Sue Wessler, Committee Co-Chairs

5:15 p.m. Adjourn Meeting for Day 1

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Meeting

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the meeting:
Sue Wessler
John Floros
David Allison
Corrie Brown
Lisa Goddard
Mary Lou Guerinot
Janet Jansson
Lee-Ann Jaykus
Helen Jensen
Raja Khosla
Robin Lougee
Greg Lowry
Alison Van Eenennaam

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:
Conflict of interest and committee composition
Statement of Task
Topics and Plans for Town Hall and Jamboree

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

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary: June 20, 2017