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Project Title: A Review of the USDA Agricultural and Food Research Initiative

PIN: DELS-BANR-12-02         

Major Unit:
Division on Earth and Life Studies

Sub Unit:
Board on Agriculture and Natural Resources

Tsai, Peggy

Subject/Focus Area:
Agriculture; Food and Nutrition

A Review of the USDA Agricultural and Food Research Initiative
April 1, 2013 - April 2, 2013
Keck Center
500 5th Street, NW
Washington D.C. 20001

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: Karen Imhof
Phone: 202-334-3507
Fax: 202-334-1978


Committee on a Review of the USDA Agriculture and Food Research Initiative

April 1-2, 2013

The Keck Center of the National Academies
500 Fifth Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001
Room 101

MONDAY April 1, 2013

8:30 am - 11:15 am - CLOSED SESSION - Committee Members and Staff Only

11:30 am - 5:00 PM - OPEN SESSION

11:30 – 11:35 a.m. Welcome and Introduction
Vic Lechtenberg, Committee Chair

11:35 a.m. – noon Keynote Address: The Role of Competitive Grants Research at USDA
The Honorable Catherine Woteki, Under Secretary for Research, Education, and Extension, U.S. Department of Agriculture

12:00 – 1:15 p.m. Lunch (available in Room 104)

1:15 – 2:00 p.m. The 2004 Report: Assessment and Recommendations for the Creation of NIFA and a Competitive Grants Program, William H. Danforth II, Chancellor Emeritus, Washington University in St. Louis

2:00 – 2:30 p.m. The AFRI grant-making and grant-management process
Mark Mirando, National Program Leader for Animal Nutrition, Growth, and Reproduction, NIFA
Ann Lichens-Park, National Program Leader for Microbial Genomics, NIFA

2:30 – 3:00 p.m. Q&A from the committee

3:00 – 3:15 p.m. Break

3:15 – 3:45 p.m. Single Institution AFRI grant recipient
Conner Bailey, Professor of Rural Sociology, Auburn University

3:45 – 4:15 p.m. Multi-Institution CAP grant recipient
Holly Neibergs (via teleconference), Professor of Genetics, Washington State University

4:15 – 4:45 p.m. Single Investigator AFRI grant recipient
Li-Jun Ma, Assistant Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Massachusetts

4:45 – 5:00 p.m. Public comments

5:00 p.m. Chair’s Closing Remarks (Vic Lechtenberg)
Adjourn Open Session

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM - CLOSED SESSION - Committee Members and Staff Only

TUESDAY April 2, 2013

8:30 am - 12:30 PM - CLOSED SESSION - Committee Members and Staff Only

12:30 PM - 1:10 PM - OPEN SESSION

Multi-Institution CAP grant recipient
Lee-Ann Jaykus (via teleconference), William Neal Reynolds Distinguished Professor in Food Science, North Carolina State University

1:15 PM - 4:00 PM - CLOSED SESSION - Committee Members and Staff Only

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Meeting

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the meeting:
Vic Lechtenberg
Steve Balling
Keith Belli
Peter Bruns
Steve Buccola
Jim Carrington
Machi Dilworth
Bert Garza
Ronnie Green
Rosemary Haggett
Gene Hugoson
Bennie Osburn
Phil Pardey
Jim Zuiches

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:
Discussed data received from NIFA
Determined questions for speakers in open session
Debriefed on presentations from open session
Revised draft report outline
Determined additional data needs from NIFA on AFRI
Discussed plans for next committee meeting

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

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary: April 4, 2013