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Events

APLU Meetings Calendar

NCRA 2017 Spring Meeting

  • April 3-5, 2017
  • Courtyard by Marriott Riverwalk San Antonio, TX
  • Draft Agenda

Joint COPs Session 2017

Summer Mini Land-grant Meeting 2017

  • July 23-25, 2017
  • FourPoints by Sheraton, 1600 Cumberland Avenue, West Lafayette, IN
  • More info coming soon

2017 Fall ESS/AES/ARD Meeting and Workshop

  • September 25-28, 2017
  • Hyatt at the Bellevue, Philadelphia, PA
  • More details TBA

Contact Information

North Central Regional Association of State Agricultural Experiment Station Directors (NCRA)

Dr. Jeff Jacobsen, Executive Director
jjacobsn (at) anr.msu.edu
446 West Circle, Room 408
Justin S. Morrill Hall of Agriculture
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI 48824
Phone: (517) 884-7965

Christina Hamilton, Assistant Director
(NIMSS and Multistate Project Contact)
christina.hamilton (at) wisc.edu
205E Agriculture Hall
1450 Linden Dr.
Madison, WI 53706
Phone: (608) 262-2349
Fax: (608) 265-4528


Descriptions and Regional Designations  
of Multistate Activities  

Description   Northeast Region   North Central Region   Southern Region   Western Region  

Multistate Research Project

Projects that involve integrated, potentially interdisciplinary, and multistate activities; have expected outcomes, including original research results; convey knowledge; and are peer reviewed.  

NE-xxx   NC-xxx   S-xxx   W-xxx  

500 Series

Committees formed, for a maximum of two years, to provide a mechanism for response to acute crises, emergencies, and opportunities using the multistate research approach. Activities may range from formally organized research on targeted objectives to very informal research coordination or information exchange activity, depending on the circumstances; have expected outcomes; convey knowledge; and are peer reviewed.

NE-5xx   NC-5xx   S-5xx   W-5xx  

National Research Support Project (NRSP)

Activities that focuses on the development of enabling technologies, support activities (such as to collect, assemble, store, and distribute materials, resources and information), or the sharing of facilities needed to accomplish high priority research, but which is not of itself primarily research; funded through off-the-top MRF Hatch appropriations; and are peer reviewed.  

NRSP-xx NRSP-xx NRSP-xx   NRSP-xx  

Coordinating Committees

Activities that provide a mechanism for addressing critical regional issues where multistate coordination or information exchange is appropriate within a function (ie. research, education or extension); have expected outcomes; convey knowledge; and are peer reviewed.

NECC-xxx   NCCC-xxx SCC-xxx   WCC-xxx

Education/Extension and Research Activity

Activities that serve to integrate education (academic and/or extension) and research on a particular topic where multistate coordination or information exchange is appropriate; have expected outcomes; convey knowledge; and are peer reviewed.  

NEERA-xxx   NCERA-xxx   SERA-xxx   WERA-xxx  

Development Committee

Committees of duration less than two years for the purpose of developing a Multistate Activity; have the expected outcome of a full proposal for a particular Multistate Activity; and are peer reviewed.  

NEDC-xxx   NCDC-xxx   SDC-xxx   WDC-xxx  

Advisory Committee

 Committees of department chairs/heads from a particular discipline that exchange information and serve a multistate administrative function through review of multistate activities, but are not peer reviewed.  

NEAC-xx   NCAC-xx   SAC-xx WAC-xx