Presentations: Scientific Seminars at Administrator's Council (December 5, 2012)
12:15 to 12:20 p.m.
Welcome and Overview of the Afternoon
•Chavonda Jacobs-Young, Chair for the Afternoon
•Welcome and Etiquette for those joining via Webcast – Sharon Drumm
12:20 to 2:00 p.m.
Scientific Presentations Part One
•Big Data Workshop Preview (Slides | Video) – Rosalind James, The Pollinating Insects Biology, Management and Systematics Research Unit, Logan, Utah
•Next-Generation Genetic and Genomic Information for World Food Security (Slides | Video) – Jack Okamuro, Office of National Programs, Beltsville, Maryland
•GRIN Global (Slides | Video) – Gary Kinard, National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland, and Peter Cyr, North Central Regional Plant Introduction Station, Ames, Iowa
•E. coli O 157:H7 DNA (Slides | Video) – Jim Bono, Roman L. Hruska U.S. Meat Animal Research Center, Clay Center, Nebraska
2:00 to 3:00 p.m.
Discussion with USDA Deputy Secretary Kathleen Merrigan
3:00 to 3:15 p.m.
3:15 to 4:00 p.m.
Scientific Presentations Part Two
•Putting Big Data to Work: Prediction-Enabled Plant Breeding (Slides | Video) – Jean-Luc Jannink, U.S. Plant, Soil and Nutrition Research Unit, Ithaca, New York
•Agricultural Chapter of the National Climate Assessment (Slides | Video) – Charlie Walthall, Office of National Programs, Beltsville, Maryland, and Jerry Hatfield, National Laboratory for Agriculture and the Environment, Ames, Iowa