NCRA SPRING MEETING
APRIL 6-8, 2005
COLUMBUS, OHIO

 

 

Actions Items:

Item 11.0: The NCRA directors unanimously passed the motion that the NCRA rejoin N-CFAR at the affiliate membership level ($500/year). 
Item 12.0: The Regional Climate Atlas Update will remain on the agenda for the July NCRA Meeting. 
Item 18.0: Any issues for which increased funding is requested should be submitted to the Bud/Leg Committee by September. 
Item 20.0: The directors approved all MRC recommendations. 
Item 20.3.1a: The NCRA  supports the concept of the ESCOP Germplasm Taskforce and acknowledges the receipt of the proposal.  The taskforce has potential; however, we'd like to see more specific budgetary information, as well as more information on how ARS would respond.  It would also be helpful to analyze fiscal models.   

 

The MRC also noted that the report referenced several reports from the GAO in which they (the GAO reports) noted the shortcomings of the NPGS.  The taskforce should identify what those shortcomings were and how the new structure would overcome them.  Furthermore, recommendation 1.a suggests, although it does not state it explicitly, that there is an assumption that the funding models now in place would continue (i.e. off the top multistate funding of the 4 centers).  This recommendation could be written in such a way that the Coordinating Committee would generate several models for funding and would present those for discussion, debate and finally adoption.  For example, an NRSP model might be more appropriate than off the top multistate since the genetic resources are used nationally (and internationally) and all should share in the cost of maintenance and distribution.   As the recommendation now states, the Committee would generate a fiscal plan for the system annually.  Finally, it was pointed out that apparently the list of 28 does not include all earmarks for funding.  Specifically, the Wheat Genetics Resources Center at KSU is not mentioned.  It is not connected to the Center at Aberdeen, ID.  There may be other earmarks that should be noted in the mix of holdings.

Item 20.4.1: The NCRA approves NC-7's funding request of $528,262.  Although the NCRPIS is not allowed to collect a fee for services, the NC directors suggested asking for donations instead.  Wendy Wintersteen will check with Dr. Gardner on the issue. 
Item 21.0: Anyone interested in serving on the ad hoc Committee for Increased Efficiency should contact Wendy Wintersteen.  Also, this topic should remain on the agenda for the NCRA July meeting. 
Item 23.0: The NCRA nomination guidelines for administrative advisors should now read:

An AA may be ANY director, associate director, or assistant director in research, extension and/or academic programs.  Deans and Associate Deans may serve as AAs. Department Chairs/Heads may also serve as AAs.  Potential AAs also include those who have completed the ESCOP/ACOP Leadership Development program.  It is preferable that they have experience with Multistate Research Processes including experience as committee members and familiarity with the regional Multistate Research Guidelines.  The above statements apply to extension directors as well."

The NCRA Nominations Committee should examine the Administrative Advisor's function, job description, and role as it is now stated in the Multistate Guidelines/AA Handbook.  They should bring forward any recommendations for change and, if needed, the NCRA Office can assist with conducting a survey of current AAs. 

The NCRA approved all nomination recommendations.  Any outstanding AA nomination ideas should be forwarded to Kevin Kephart or Gary Lemme. 

Item 24.0: The NCRA approved resolutions for Nancy Betts (OK), Eric Hoiberg (IA), W. Randy Woodson (IN), Margaret Dentine (WI), Gary Lemme (SD), and Darrell Nelson (NE). 
Item 26.0: LEAD21 Announcement: Those administrators who have not yet submitted paperwork for the LEAD21 program should submit their paperwork ASAP.  The program will accept 75 participants. 

 

AGENDA

 

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Wednesday, April 6, 2005 Reception 6:00-8:00 pm

 

Thursday, April 7, 2005 (8:00 am - 5:00 pm) 

7:00 - 8:00 am

Breakfast

Time

Item

Topic Presenter

8:00

 1.0

Call to Order and Introductions

Steve Slack

 2.0

Approval of the September 2004 Minutes
(Available at
 http://www.wisc.edu/ncra/Sept2004.htm)

Steve Slack

 

 

 3.0

Adoption of Agenda

8:05

4.0

Executive Committee Report and Interim Actions of the Chair

8:10

5.0

Executive Director's Report

Daryl Lund

5.1  Activities Since September 2004

8:15

5.2  Impact Statement Update

8:20

5.3  Future of Formula Funds

Daryl Lund

8:35

6.0

Relation to NC IPM Center

Mike Gray

8:50

7.0

 

Reports from NC Projects Supported by MRF Off-the-Top Funding

 

7.1  NC7 (Plant Introduction Station) Update

Candace Gardner

9:20

7.2  NCRDC Discussion of New RSS Book:
Challenges for Rural America in the Twenty-First Century

Cornelia Flora,
Linda Labao

9:50 - 10:15 am

Break

10:15

8.0

NRSP7 Update

John Babish

10:45

9.0

National Institute for Agriculture Security

Darrell Nelson

11:00

10.0

Sun Grant Initiative

Kevin Kephart

11:15

11.0

N-CFAR Membership

Steve Pueppke

11:30

12.0

Update on Regional Climate Atlas

Forrest Chumley

11:45

13.0

Update on Tribal Colleges in the North Central Region
no report

Wade Gordon

12:00 - 1:00 pm

Lunch

1:00

14.0

ESCOP Report

Wendy Wintersteen

1:05

14.1  Science and Technology Committee

Steve Pueppke

1:25

14.2  Communication and Marketing Committee Wendy Wintersteen

1:45

15.0

ARS Report

Terry Nelsen

2:00

16.0

CSREES Report 

Mary McPhail Gray

2:25

17.0

PIPRA Report

Alan Bennett

2:45-3:00 pm

Break

3:00

18.0 

ESCOP Budget and Legislative Committee

Darrell Nelson

3:20

19.0

SAES Reports on Current Budget Situation and
Setting Research Priorities in CSREES/USDA

All

5:00 pm

Executive Session

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NCRA Office FY '06 Budget and Meeting Survey

Steve Slack,
Irwin Goldman,
Daryl Lund

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ED Annual Report

Steve Slack,
Daryl Lund

Friday, April 8, 2005 (8:00 am - 12:00 pm)

8:00 - 9:00 am

Breakfast

8:00

20.0

 

Multistate Research Committee

Wendy Wintersteen

20.1  New Proposals

8:20

20.2  Midterm Reviews

8:40

20.3  NRSP Proposals and Budgets
        20.3.1 NRSP Germplasm Taskforce and NRSP6
        20.3.2-6 NRSP1, 3, 4, 5, & 8 FY06 Budgets

9:15

20.4  Funding Decisions for NC7 and NC1100

9:30

20.5  Other MRC Issues

9:45 - 10:00am

Break

10:00

21.0

Status of ad hoc Committee for Increased Efficiency

Wendy Wintersteen

10:30

22.0

Status of Midwest Consortia Arrangements Poultry, Dairy, etc.

All

11:00

23.0

Nominations Committee Report and Discussion of Dept Chairs and Extension Directors Serving as AAs on NC-type Projects. 

Gary Lemme,
Kevin Kephart, Daryl Lund

11:20

24.0

Resolutions

Marshall Martin

24.1  Resolution for Nancy Betts

24.2  Resolution for Eric Hoiberg

24.3  Resolution for Randy Woodson

24.4  Resolution for Margaret Dentine

24.5  Resolution for Gary Lemme

24.6  Resolution for Darrell Nelson

11:30

25.0

Other

All

25.1  Spring 2006 Meeting

    25.2  NC-SARE Darrell Nelson
    25.3  Requirement of SAES-422 Before Authorization of Annual Meetings Daryl Lund

11:45

26.0

Announcements

Steve Slack

North Central Regional Summer Meeting Kansas State University Manhattan, KS - July 12-13, 2005

All COPs/ESCOP meeting - Kansas City, MO - July 24-26, 2005

ESS Meeting, SAES/ARD Directors Workshop, NCRA Fall Meeting September 25-28, 2005

NASULGC Annual Meeting Washington D.C. - November 13-15, 2005

LEAD21 Announcement

11:55

27.0

Summary and Review of Assignments

Steve Slack

12:00 pm

Adjourn

 

 

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