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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

NGWI & USDA/ARS Meeting
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NGWI & USDA/ARS Meeting

5601 Sunnyside Ave., Beltsville, Maryland

April 18, 2012 ● 7:30 a.m. – 4:45 p.m.

 

 

7:30                Registration and Coffee      

                       

8:00                Welcome and Housekeeping – Dr. Sally Schneider, ARS National Program Leader, and Dr. Kay Simmons, Deputy Administrator, Crop Production & Protection

 

8:10                Overview and Current Status of the Grape Products Industries – Vicky Scharlau,

                        Jean-Mari Peltier and Dr. Nick Dokoozlian

 

8:30                ARS Grape Research Overview – Dr. Sally Schneider

 

9:00                Climate Change – Dr. Charlie Walthall, ARS National Program Leader

 

9:25                Human Nutrition National Program – Dr. John Finley, ARS National Program

                         Leader

 

9:50                Break

 

10:10             NIFA:  Grape Budget Cross-cut & Extension – Dr. Deborah Sheely, Assistant

                        Director, NIFA

 

10:35             The View from the Agricultural Research Service  Dr. Ed Knipling, ARS

                        Administrator

 

11:05             KEYNOTE ADDRESS:  USDA Grape Initiative – Dr. Ann Bartuska, Deputy Under

                       Secretary, REE

 

11:35             Sustainable Vineyard Water Management Project Progress – Dr. Nick Dokoozlian

 

12:00             Working Lunch - Research Roundtable Brainstorming

                        (in separate breakout rooms)

 

1:30                Plant Health National Program – Dr. Deb Fravel, ARS National Program Leader

                       

1:55                Biotechnology and the grape industry – Dr. Jack Okamuro, ARS National Program

                         Leader

 

2:20                Working Break:   Finalize breakout deliberations;  any changes based on info from the last 2 presentations

 

3:15                CRADAs – Jim Poulos, Office of Technology Transfer

                        CRADAs – Jack Okamuro, ARS National Program Leader

 

3:35                Patents and Licenses – June Blalock and Marion Ravelonandro, Office of Technology Transfer

 

3:55                Reports from Breakout Sessions

 

4:20                Wrap-up – ARS and NGWI


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