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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
June 3, 2013 - June 4, 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


June 3 (Monday)

8:30 – 10:00 a.m. Closed session (committee and NRC staff only)

10:20 – 10:30 Welcome and Introduction, Vic Lechtenberg, Committee Chair

10:30 – 11:00 The Role and Relevance of the Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI) to agricultural preparedness, Barbara Schaal, Professor, Mary-Dell Chilton Distinguished Professor Washington University; and Co-chair, Report to the President on Agricultural Preparedness and the Agriculture Research Enterprise

11:00 – 11:30 CREATE-21 and its relation to NIFA and AFRI in the 2008 Farm Bill
Jeffrey D. Armstrong (via teleconference), President, California Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo; and Co-chair of CREATE-21

11:30 – 12:00 p.m. A Vision for AFRI, Roger Beachy, Professor, Washington University; and former Director, National Institute of Food and Agriculture

12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Break

1:00 – 1:30 p.m. The Role of AFRI in Agricultural Economics and in Rural and Community Development, Scott Loveridge, Professor of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics, Michigan State University; and Director of the North Central Regional Center for Rural Development

1:30 – 2:00 p.m. The American Society of Plant Biologists’s (ASPB) expectation/view of AFRI, Peggy Lemaux, ASPB; Cooperative Extension Specialist, UC Berkeley

2:00 – 2:30 p.m. The Institute of Food Technologists’ (ASPB) expectation/view of AFRI, Will Fisher, Vice President of Science and Policy Initiatives, IFT

2:30 – 3:00 p.m. Views and Expectations of AFRI from the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), Kei Koizumi, Assistant Director, Federal Research and Development, OSTP

3:30 - 8:00 p.m. CLOSED SESSION (committee and NRC staff only)

June 4 (Tuesday)

8:30 a.m. - noon CLOSED SESSION (committee and NRC staff only)

12:15 - 12:45 p.m. Views and Expectations of AFRI from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Noah Engelberg, Program Examiner, OMB

1:00 - 3:00 p.m. CLOSED SESSION (committee and NRC staff only)

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Meeting

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the meeting:
Steven Balling
Keith Belli
Peter Bruns
Steven Buccola
James Carrington
Machi Dilworth
Cutberto Garza
Ronnie Green
Rosemary Haggett
Victor Lechtenberg
Bennie Osburn
Philip Pardey
Sally Rockey
Juliana Ruzante
James Zuiches

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:
Chapters in report
Presentations made to the committee

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

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary: June 5, 2013