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Project Information


Science Breakthroughs 2030: A Strategy for Food and Agricultural Research


Project Scope:

A study committee, assisted by science panels, will be appointed by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine to lead the development of an innovative strategy for the future of food and agricultural research, answering the following questions:

What are the greatest challenges that food and agriculture is likely to face in the coming decades?

W
hat are the greatest foreseeable opportunities for advances in food and agricultural science?

W
hat fundamental knowledge gaps exist that limit the ability of scientists to respond to these challenges as well as take advantage of the opportunities?

W
hat general areas of research should be advanced and supported to fill these knowledge gaps?

In the process of addressing these questions, the committee will gather insights from scientists and engineers in the traditional fields of science in food and agriculture, seek ideas from scientists in other disciplines whose knowledge, tools, and techniques might be applied to food and agricultural challenges, and organize interdisciplinary dialogues to uncover novel, potentially transformational, approaches to advancing food and agricultural science.   

At the end of its exploration, the study committee will produce a consensus report recommending future research directions in food and agriculture.  The committee will frame its recommendations in the context of the importance and relevance of the science to the public’s interest in the benefits of catalyzing knowledge creation--a sustainable food and fiber supply, better public health, a strengthened natural resource base, and the creation of new economic opportunities and jobs.  Prior to its finalization, the report will be anonymously peer-reviewed, and revised by the study committee before release to the sponsors and the public.

















Status: Completed

PIN: DELS-BANR-16-05

Project Duration (months): 14 month(s)

RSO: Yih, Peggy T



Geographic Focus:

Committee Membership

Committee Post Date: 05/25/2017

David B. Allison
Dr. David B. Allison (NAM) is the Dean and Provost Professor of the School of Public Health-Bloomington and the
Director of Nutrition Obesity Research Center at Indiana University, Bloomington. Previously, he was Distinguished Professor and Quetelet Endowed Professor in the Department of Nutrition Sciences School of Health Professions at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). He is also served as Associate Dean for Research and Science, Director of the Office of Energetics, and Director of the Nutrition Obesity Research Center at UAB. Dr. Allison's research interests include obesity and nutrition, quantitative genetics, clinical trials, statistical and research methodology, and research rigor and integrity. Previously, he completed a post-doctoral fellowship at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and a second post-doctoral fellowship at the New York Obesity Research Center at St. Luke's/Roosevelt Hospital Center. Dr. Allison was also a research scientist at the NY Obesity Research Center and Associate Professor of Medical Psychology at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons until 2001. He was elected as a Fellow of the American Statistical Association (ASA) in 2007, the American Psychological Association (APA) in 2008, the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in 2009, the NY Academy of Medicine in 2014, the Gerontological Society of America in 2014, the Academy of Behavioral Medicine Research in 2017, and inducted into the Johns Hopkins Society of Scholars in 2013. Dr. Allison was elected to the National Academy of Medicine of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine in 2012. He received his B.A. in Psychology at Vassar College, M.A. in Clinical and School Psychology, and Ph.D. in Clinical and School Psychology from Hofstra University.
Corrie Brown
Dr. Corrie C. Brown is a Professor of Anatomic Pathology in the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Georgia. Dr. Brown received her Ph.D. in veterinary pathology with a specialization in infectious diseases from the University of California at Davis, and her D.V.M. from the University of Guelph. She is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Pathologists. Her research interests focus on pathogenesis of infectious disease in food-producing animals, especially the transboundary animal diseases. She is active in the fields of emerging diseases and international veterinary medicine. She has published or presented more than 300 scientific papers. Dr. Brown has served on many industrial and federal panels, and has been a technical consultant to several federal agencies and intergovernmental organizations on issues involving infectious diseases and animal health infrastructure. Dr. Brown has received numerous awards for her teaching and service, at the college, university and national levels.
Lisa Goddard
Dr. Lisa Goddard is the Director of the International Research Institute for Climate and Society and an adjunct associate professor within the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at Columbia University. She has been involved in El Nino and climate forecasting research and operations since the mid-1990s. She has extensive experience in forecasting methodology and has published papers on El Nino, seasonal climate forecasting and verification, and probabilistic climate change projections. Currently leading the IRI's effort on near-term climate change, Goddard oversees research and product development aimed at providing climate information at the 10-20 year horizon and how that low frequency variability and change interacts with the probabilistic risks and benefits of seasonal-to-interannual variability. Most of Goddard's research focuses on diagnosing and extracting meaningful information from climate models and available observations. She also developed and oversees a new national post-doctoral program, the Post-docs Applying Climate Expertise Program (PACE), which explicitly links recent climate doctorate graduates with decision making institutions. Goddard holds a Ph.D. in atmospheric and oceanic sciences from Princeton University and a B.A. in physics from the University of California at Berkeley.
Mary Lou Guerinot
Dr. Mary Lou Guerinot is the Ronald and Deborah Harris Professor in the Sciences in the Department of Biological Sciences at Dartmouth College. In 2016, she was elected to the National Academy of Sciences. Dr. Guerinot pioneered research on metal metabolism in plants through key discoveries of genes involved in major transport processes for minerals such as iron and zinc. Her research is critically important for both agriculture and human nutrition since iron and zinc deficiencies affect billions of humans that rely upon crop-based diets. Dr. Guerinot is also a member of various societies including the American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Society for Microbiology, American Society of Plant Biologists, and the Genetics Society of America. She received her B.S. in Biology from Cornell University, Ph.D. in Biology from Dalhousie University, and completed two Postdoctoral Fellowships at the University of Maryland, College Park and the DOE-Plant Research Laboratory, Michigan State University.
Janet Jansson
Dr. Janet Jansson is Chief Scientist for Biology in the Earth and Biological Sciences Directorate and a Laboratory Fellow at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Dr. Jansson’s research interests are in the application of molecular “omics” tools to gain an understanding of the function of microbial communities in complex environments, ranging from soil to the human gut. She is currently coordinating two large research initiatives at PNNL; one is focused on microbiomes in transition “MinT” and the other is a DOE-funded project on the soil microbiome. From 2007-2014, she was a Senior Staff Scientist and at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) and an Adjunct Professor at the University of California, Berkeley. Prior to that, she spent 20 years in Sweden with her last position as Professor (Chair) of Environmental Microbiology at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) and Vice Dean of the Natural Science Faculty. Dr. Jansson recently completed a term as the President of the International Society for Microbiology (ISME). She is a fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology and of the Washington State Academy of Science. Dr. Jansson received her Ph.D. (1988) in Microbial Ecology from Michigan State University.
Lee-Ann Jaykus
Dr. Lee-Ann Jaykus is a William Neal Reynolds Distinguished Professor in the Department of Food, Bioprocessing, and Nutrition Sciences at North Carolina State University. Dr. Jaykus works in the area of microbiological food safety, with specific expertise in food virology and microbial risk assessment. She is currently serving as the scientific director of the USDA-NIFA Food Virology Collaborative. Also called NoroCORE, the Collaborative is a large consortium of scientists and stakeholders working collectively to reduce the burden of foodborne illness associated with viruses. Her professional activities have included membership on the National Advisory Committee on Microbiological Criteria for Foods; participation in several National Academies food safety activities; and on the executive board of the International Association for Food Protection (IAFP), for which she served as president in 2010-2011. She has taught food microbiology/safety on the undergraduate and graduate levels, has mentored over 40 graduate students and 15 post-doctoral research associates, and authored or co-authored over 170 publications. Dr. Jaykus received a B.S. degree in Food Science and M.S. in Animal Science (Food Microbiology) from Purdue University. Her Ph.D. is from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill School of Public Health.
Helen H. Jensen
Dr. Helen H. Jensen is a professor of economics and leads a research group focused on food and nutrition programs in the Center for Agricultural and Rural Development at Iowa State University, an internationally recognized research center that addresses issues of the food, agricultural, and natural resource sectors. Her research interests include the design of food and nutrition programs and policies, assessment of nutritional enhancement of foods, food demand and markets, linkages between agricultural policies and nutrition, and food-safety regulations. She has led projects that analyze food demand, involve dietary, nutritional, and health assessment as well as design and implement food consumption surveys in the United States as well as in several developing countries. Dr. Jensen was elected Fellow of the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association (AAEA) in 2012 and has served on the Executive Board of AAEA and the Council on Food, Agriculture, and Resource Economics (C-FARE). She has served on several committees of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine including the recent Committee to Review Women, Infants, and Children Food Packages. She also chaired the Planning Committee for a Workshop on Exploring the True Cost of Food, and is an active member of the Food Forum. Dr. Jensen holds a Ph.D. in agricultural economics from the University of Wisconsin.
Rajiv Khosla
Dr. Rajiv Khosla is Monfort Professor of Precision Agriculture at Colorado State University. His main research focus has been on management of in-field soil and crop variability using geo-spatial technologies for precision management of crop-inputs. In 2012, he was named the Jefferson Science Fellow by the National Academy of Sciences. Previously, he served two 2-yr terms on NASA’s US “Presidential Advisory Board on Positioning, Navigation and Timing”. He is a Fellow of the American Society of Agronomy; Soil Science Society of America; Soil and Water Conservation Society; and Honorary Life Fellow of International Society of Precision Agriculture. He is the Founder and Founding-President of the International Society of Precision Agriculture. Dr. Khosla received his B.S. in Agricultural Sciences at the University of Allahabad, India, M.S. in Soil Physics from Virginia Tech, and Ph.D. in Soil Fertility and Crop Management from Virginia Tech.
Robin Lougee
Dr. Robin Lougee is the IBM Research Lead for Consumer Products & Agriculture. Robin chairs the 2017 Syngenta Crop Challenge Award in Analytics Prize Committee and serves on the Advisory Committee for the World Agri-Tech Innovation Summit. She is an industrial research scientist with a strong track record of delivering innovation to IBM and its customers. Robin pioneered the creation of COIN-OR, an open-source foundry for computational operations research, and led its growth to an independent non-profit that has served the scientific and business community for over 15 years. She was elected to the Board of INFORMS, the largest society in the world for professionals in the field of operations research, management science and analytics, Chair of the INFORMS Computing Society, and President of the Fora of Women in ORMS. She is a past Associate Editor of Surveys in Operations Research. Robin earned a Ph.D. in Mathematical Sciences from Clemson University in 1993.
Gregory V. Lowry
Dr. Gregory V. Lowry is the Walter J. Blenko, Sr. Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University. He is the Deputy Director of the NSF/EPA Center for Environmental Implications of Nanotechnology (CEINT), and an Associate Editor of Environmental Science: Nano and Nature: Scientific Data. His research aims to safely harness the unique properties of engineered nanomaterials for making water treatment and crop agriculture more sustainable. Recent work aims at understanding how a nanomaterial’s properties and environmental conditions influence their fate in soils, nanomaterial-plant interactions, nutrient uptake efficiency, and disease management. He has authored more than 130 peer-reviewed journal articles. He has served as PI or Co-PI on grants from the National Science Foundation, U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. Department of Energy, and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and from industry. He currently serves on the US EPA Science Advisory Board (Environmental Engineering committee) and on the board of directors of the Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors. He served on the National Research Council Committee to Develop a Research Strategy for Environmental Health and Safety Aspects of Engineered Nanomaterials. Dr. Lowry holds a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of California at Davis, an M.S. from the University of Wisconsin at Madison, and a Ph.D. in Civil & Environmental Engineering from Stanford University.
Alison L. Van Eenennaam
Dr. Alison L. Van Eenennaam is a Cooperative Extension Specialist in the field of Animal Genomics and Biotechnology in the Department of Animal Science at University of California, Davis where she has been on faculty for 15 years. Her publicly-funded research and outreach program focuses on the use of animal genomics and biotechnology in livestock breeding and production systems. Her current research projects include the development of genomic approaches to select for cattle that are less susceptible to disease, the development of genome editing approaches for livestock, and applied uses of DNA-based information on commercial beef cattle operations. She has given over 450 invited presentations to audiences globally, and uses a variety of media to inform general public audiences about science and technology. Dr. Van Eenennaam was the recipient of the 2014 Council for Agricultural Science and Technology (CAST) Borlaug Communication Award. She received a Bachelor of Agricultural Science from the University of Melbourne in Australia, and both an M.S. in Animal Science, and a Ph.D. in Genetics from UC Davis.
John D. Floros - (Co-Chair)
Dr. John D. Floros is Professor of Food Science & Engineering, Dean of the College of Agriculture, and Director of K-State Research and Extension at Kansas State University since 2012. For the previous 12 years, he was Head of the Food Science Department at the Pennsylvania State University, and prior to that he served as Professor of Food Process Engineering and Packaging at Purdue University. He also worked in the food industry, served on several boards, including FDA’s Science Board, and he is a Fellow and Past-President of the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT), and a Fellow of the Food Systems Leadership Institute. He has expertise in food processing, engineering and packaging systems, and a broad understanding of food safety, microbiology, biochemistry and material science. As dean, he gained a broader perspective of our complex food system, including knowledge of animal and plant agriculture, water and natural resources, energy and environmental issues, as well as social and behavioral concerns. Similarly, he understands the continuum of agriculture-food-nutrition-health, and he has been extensively involved in international agriculture efforts and improving the sustainability of the global food system. He has published more than 220 refereed articles, research abstracts, book chapters and other publications, presented more than 400 scientific lectures, more than 300 being invited lectures, and received numerous awards and professional honors throughout his career. Dr. Floros received his B.S./M.S. in Food Science and Technology from Agricultural University of Athens, Greece and his Ph.D. in Food and Science Technology from University of Georgia, Athens.

Susan R. Wessler - (Co-Chair)
Dr. Susan R. Wessler is currently the Neil and Rochelle Campbell Presidential Chair for Innovation in Science Education and Distinguished Professor of Genetics at the University of California, Riverside. She is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and in 2011 she was elected its Home Secretary, the first woman to hold this position in its 150 year history. She is also a fellow of the American Association of the Advancement of Science, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the American Philosophical Society, and a Foreign Member of the Royal Society. Dr. Wessler is a plant molecular geneticist who studies the role of transposable elements in generating genetic diversity. Her laboratory has shown that transposable elements are an important mutagenic force fueling plant gene and genome evolution. She discovered a new type of transposon, called MITES, and unraveled revealed key features of gene regulation through her comparative studies of rice and maize. Wessler has contributed extensively to educational initiatives. As a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Professor, she adapted her research program for the classroom by developing the Dynamic Genome Courses where incoming freshman can experience the excitement of scientific discovery. Dr. Wessler is the recipient of several awards including the inaugural Distinguished Scientist Award from the Southeastern Universities Research Association (SURA), the Stephen Hales Prize from the American Society of Plant Biologists, the Excellence in Science Award from FASEB, and the McClintock Prize for Plant Genetics and Genome Studies from the Maize Genetics Community . She earned her B.A. in Biology from the State University of New York at Stony Brook in 1974, and her Ph.D. in Biochemistry from Cornell University in 1980.

Events



Location:

Keck Center
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Agenda
Webinar – Integrating Agriculture into the Built Environment Part II
Friday, November 10 at 2:00 pm Eastern Time



Agenda:

2:00 pm Welcome and Introduction
2:05 pm Frontier Opportunities and Challenges with Developing Regional Agriculture Systems – Michael Hamm, Michigan State University
2:30 pm Toward a Vertical Farm Future – Ed Harwood, Aerofarms
2:55 pm Q&A with Committee Members
3:30 pm End
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No

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WebEx
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Agenda
Webinar – Integrating Agriculture into the Built Environment Part I
Thursday, November 9 at 10:00 am Eastern Time

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Agenda:

10:00 am Welcome and Introduction
10:05 am Microbial Ecosystems and Urban Agricultural – Peter Groffman, Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies
10:30 am Q&A with Committee Members
11:00 am End
Supporting File(s)
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Is it a Closed Session Event?
No

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Location:

WebEx
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Agenda
Webinar – Sensors in Food and Agriculture
Wednesday, November 8 at 10:00 am Eastern Time

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Agenda:

10:00 am Welcome and Introduction
10:05 am Overview of Technologies with Potential to Enhance Agriculture & Food – Tentative/TBA***
10:25 am Sensors to Monitor Plant Physiology for Crop Management and Phenotyping – Abraham Duncan Stroock, Cornell University
10:45 am Sensors to Monitor Animal Health and Food Safety – Suresh Neethirajan, University of Guelph
11:05 am Q&A with Committee Members
11:30 am End

***If invited speaker is unavailable, we will adjust the webinar to end shortly after 11:00 am
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Is it a Closed Session Event?
No

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Agenda
Webinar – Water Resources and Agriculture
Friday, November 3 at 1:00 pm Eastern Time

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Agenda:

1:00 pm Welcome and Introductions
1:05 pm Advancing Water Resource Systems, Management, and Sustainability: Upmanu Lall, Columbia University
1:30 pm Q&A with Committee Members
2:00 pm Adjourn
Supporting File(s)
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Is it a Closed Session Event?
No

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Location:

Webinar
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Agenda
Webinar – Science Breakthroughs Needed in Phosphorus Availability and Management
Monday, October 30, 2017 at 2:00 pm EST

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Agenda:
2:00 pm Introductions
2:10 pm Philippe Hinsinger, INRA UMR Eco&Sols
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Is it a Closed Session Event?
No

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Webinar
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Agenda
Webinar: Food Science Research Breakthroughs
Friday, October 27

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Agenda:
5:00 pm Introductions
5:05 pm Materials Science : Gregory Ray Ziegler, Penn State University
5:30 pm Flavor Chemistry: Devin Peterson, The Ohio State University
6:00 pm Sensory Science: John Hayes, Pennsylvania State University
Supporting File(s)
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Is it a Closed Session Event?
No

Publication(s) resulting from the event:

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Location:

Arnold and Mabel Beckman Center
100 Academy Way, Irvine, CA 92617
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Agenda
JAMBOREE DRAFT AGENDA
October 2-4, 2017

Monday, October 2, 2017

7:30 AM Breakfast
8:30 AM Welcome and Introduction, Committee Co-Chairs
9:00 AM Jamboree Group Warm Up
10:10 AM Summary of Lightning Round and Charge to the Group, Committee Co-Chairs
10:35 AM Break
11:00 AM Keynote: Cathie Woteki (confirmed)
Noon Lunch
1:00 PM Instructions and Objectives of the Breakout Sessions
1:15 PM Breakout Sessions: Identifying the Biggest Problems in Food and Agriculture
3:30 PM Break
4:00 PM Report out in plenary
4:50 PM Plenary Discussion
5:30 PM Reception (drinks and hors d’oeuvres)

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

7:30 AM Breakfast
8:15 AM Plenary Session: Instructions and Objectives for Breakout Session
8:45 AM Breakout Session: Understanding the Scientific Challenges, Knowledge, and Research Gaps
10:30 AM Break
11:00 AM Report out in plenary
11:50 AM Plenary Discussion
12:30 PM Lunch
1:30 PM Keynote: Jack Odle (proposed)
2:00 PM Plenary Session: Instructions and Objectives for Breakout Session
2:15 PM Breakout Session: Scientific Tools and Capabilities Needed
3:30 PM Short Break
3:45 PM Report out in plenary
4:15 PM Plenary Discussion – Where are Overlaps and Synergies?
5:15 PM Instructions for tomorrow morning’s breakout session
5:30 PM Adjourn for the day

Shuttles back to hotels, departing Beckman Center at 6:00 PM.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

7:30 AM Breakfast
8:30 AM Breakout Session
Science Breakthroughs for Overcoming the Challenges in the Next 10+ Years: Describing Solutions, Scientific Opportunities, and Future Directions
10:00 AM Short Break
10:15 AM Return to groups to continue discussions
11:45 AM Lunch
1:00 PM Report out in plenary
1:45 PM Plenary Discussion of issues raised during final report out
2:15 PM Plenary Discussion: What have we missed?
3:15 PM Closing Remarks, Committee Co-chairs
3:30 PM Adjourn public session

Supporting File(s)
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Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes

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Location:

Keck Center
500 5th St NW, Washington, DC 20001
Teleconference Call
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Agenda
Meeting closed in its entirety
Supporting File(s)
-
Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

John Floros
Sue Wessler
Corrie Brown
Lisa Goddard
Mary Lou Guiernot
Janet Jansson
Helen Jensen
Robin Lougee
Greg Lowry
Alison Van Eennennaam

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

Jamboree Invitations and breakouts

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

N/A

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
September 11, 2017
Publication(s) resulting from the event:

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Location:

Keck Center
500 5th St NW, Washington, DC 20001
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Agenda
Closed in its entirety
Supporting File(s)
-
Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

John Floros
Mary Lou Guerinot
Robin Lougee
Janet Jansson
Helen Jensen
Greg Lowry
Corrie Brown
Sue Wessler
Alison Van Eenennaam
and David Allison

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

Agenda for Jamboree in October

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

N/A

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
August 24, 2017
Publication(s) resulting from the event:

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Location:

Keck Center
500 5th St NW, Washington, DC 20001
Event Type :  
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NA

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Agenda
Closed in its entirety
Supporting File(s)
-
Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

John Floros
Sue Wessler
Mary Lou Guerinot
Alison Van Eenennaam
and Helen Jensen

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

Meeting 3 breakout groups and potential invited guests.

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

N/A

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
August 21, 2017
Publication(s) resulting from the event:

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Location:

National Academy of Sciences Building
2101 Constitution Ave NW, Washington, DC 20418
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Contact Name:  Erin Markovich
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Agenda
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Agenda

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

7:45 – 8:25 a.m. Breakfast available in the Great Hall

8:30 – 8:45 a.m. Co-Chair’s Welcome Remarks

John Floros and Sue Wessler, Committee Co-Chairs

8:45 – 10:30 a.m. Panel 1: Food Production

Lead Speaker: Ronnie Green, University of Nebraska

Photosynthesis: Donald Ort, USDA-ARS, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Food Science (post-harvest): Daryl Lund, University of Wisconsin
Technology Outlook on Computing: Tim Dalton, IBM Watson
Science of Communication: Dietram Scheufele, University of Wisconsin

Discussion (with invited panelists, study committee, and public in person or via webcast)

10:30 – 10:40 a.m. Recap of Panel Discussions

10:40 – 10:55 a.m. Break – Coffee available in the Great Hall

10:55 – 11:15 a.m. Phytobiome

Jeff Dangl, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (via video conference)

11:15 – 11:35 a.m. Biodiversity

David Tilman, University of Minnesota (via video conference)

11:35 – 12:00 p.m. Public Comment Period

(signup in person at registration desk)

12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Lunch available in the Great Hall

1:00 – 2:45 p.m. Panel 2: Sustainability

Lead Speaker: James Jones, University of Florida

Soils: Rattan Lal, Ohio State University
Nitrogen: Phil Robertson, Michigan State University
Systems Approach: Meagan Mauter, Carnegie Mellon University
Water: Upmanu Lall, Columbia University (invited)

Discussion (with invited panelists, study committee, and public in person or via webcast)

2:45 – 2:55 p.m. Recap of Panel Discussions

2:55 – 3:10 p.m. Break – Coffee available in the Great Hall

3:10 – 4:55 p.m. Panel 3: Human Health

Lead Speaker: Pamela Starke-Reed, USDA-ARS

Nutrition: Barbara Schneeman, UC Davis
Food Safety: Mary Torrence, FDA
Behavioral Approaches: Jayson Lusk, Purdue University

Discussion (with invited panelists, study committee, and public in person or via webcast)

4:55 – 5:05 p.m. Recap of Panel Discussions

5:05 – 5:25 p.m. Public Comment Period

(signup in person at registration desk)

5:25 – 5:30 p.m. Closing Remarks

John Floros and Sue Wessler, Committee Co-Chairs

5:30 p.m. Adjourn
Supporting File(s)
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Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

John Floros
Sue Wessler
Lisa Goddard
Mary Lou Guerinot
Janet Jannson
Raj Khosla
Robin Lougee
Greg Lowry
and Alison Van Eenennaam. (Partial Remote Participants: David Allison
Corrie Brown
and Lee-Ann Jaykus)

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

Meeting 3 planning and topical areas of interest for participation.

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

N/A

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
August 21, 2017
Publication(s) resulting from the event:

-


Location:

National Academy of Sciences Building
2101 Constitution Ave NW, Washington, DC 20418
Event Type :  
-

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


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

Contact Name:  Erin Markovich
Contact Email:  emarkovich@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  -

Agenda

Watch the Meeting Recordings Here

Open Session:
WEDNESDAY, June 14

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

Q&A

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

Mr. Tyrone Spady, American Association of Plant Biologists

Q&A

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

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

Q&A

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

Q&A

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
Supporting File(s)
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Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

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:

None

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
June 20, 2017
Publication(s) resulting from the event:

-

Publications

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