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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
2101 Constitution NW
Washington D.C. 20148

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


Watch the Meeting Recordings Here

Open Session:

1:00 – 1:15 p.m. Welcome and Introductions

Dr. John D. Floros and Dr. Susan R. Wessler, Committee Co-Chairs

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

Mrs. Peggy T. Yih, Study Director

1:30 – 1:40 p.m. Origins of Study Request

Dr. Robert Easter, University of Illinois (Emeritus)

1:40 – 2:10 p.m. Charge to the Committee from the Sponsors

Dr. Robert Easter, University of Illinois (Emeritus)
Dr. Sally Rockey, Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research

Q&A with Sponsors

2:10 – 2:50 p.m. Potential for the Study to Advance Food and Agricultural Research: USDA Panel

Dr. Mary Bohman, USDA Economic Research Service
Dr. Meryl Broussard, USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture
Dr. Steve Kappes, USDA Agricultural Research Service
Mr. Joe Parsons, USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service
Dr. Dionne Toombs, USDA Office of the Chief Scientist

Q&A with USDA Panel

2:50 – 3:00 p.m. Break

3:00 – 3:30 p.m. Science Frontiers of Interest

Dr. Todd Anderson, Department of Energy
Dr. Jane Silverthorne, National Science Foundation


3:30 – 3:50 p.m. Decadal Vision for Plant Biology

Mr. Tyrone Spady, American Association of Plant Biologists


3:50 – 4:10 p.m. Challenge of Change – Recently Released Report

Dr. Samantha Alvis, Association of Public and Land-grant Universities


4:10 – 4:45 p.m. Agricultural and Applied Economic Priorities and Solutions

Ms. Caron Gala, Council on Food, Agricultural and Resource Economics
Dr. Mary Bohman, USDA Economic Research Service
Ms. Caron Gala, Council on Food, Agricultural and Resource Economics

4:45 – 5:10 p.m. Nutrition, Health, and Agriculture

Dr. Daniel J. Raiten, National Institutes of Health


5:10 – 5:15 p.m. Co-Chair’s Closing Remarks

Dr. John D. Floros and Dr. Susan R. Wessler, Committee Co-Chairs

5:15 p.m. Adjourn Meeting

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