NORTH CENTRAL REGIONAL ASSOCIATION OF
STATE AGRICULTURAL EXPERIMENT STATION DIRECTORS
One Hundred Sixty-Fifth Meeting
September 23, 2002
Members Present: J. Ian Gray, Michigan State University; Tom Payne, University of Missouri, Phil Larsen, University of Minnesota; Ken Grafton, , North Dakota State University; Marshall Martin, Purdue University; Kevin Kephart, South Dakota State University; Forrest Chumley, Kansas State University; John Gardner, University of Missouri; Bert Stromberg, University of Minnesota; Wendy Wintersteen, Iowa State University; Mary Ann Lila, University of Illinois; Sarah Greening, University of Minnesota; Jan Bokemeier, Michigan State University; Mary Ann Rozum, USDA/CSREES; Dale Vanderholm, University of Nebraska; Darrell Nelson, University of Nebraska; Dave Benfield, Ohio State University; Bill Ravlin, Ohio State University; Steven Slack, Ohio State University; Gary Cunningham, CSREES; Daryl Lund NCRA Office.
Introduced New Associate Director: Ken Grafton, North Dakota State University
The minutes of the July 2002 meeting were passed unanimously (available at http://www.wisc.edu/ncra/July2002.htm).
See additions 8.2, 8.3, 8.4 - Approved
5.1 NIMSS Update
5.2 NRSP Procedures Ad Hoc Task Force Report
NCRA supports the recommendations of the Task Force and looks forward to reviewing specific language for the NRSP guidelines.
5.3 Relationship with Midwest Association State Departments of Agriculture (MASDA)
5.4 Integrated Activities
5.5 NCRA Office
5.6 Update on Seed/Crop Variety Policy as an Intellectual Good - John Gardner/All (Please refer to 1999 survey by Dr. George Ham found at http://www.wisc.edu/ncra/varietysum.htm and revised 2002 survey found at http://www.wisc.edu/ncra/varietysum2002.htm)
Please complete the survey as soon as possible.5.7 Miscellaneous
Approved the recommended language.
The new guidelines should address this issue.
Discussion: Can a check box be added to the SAES-422 to link to the minutes of the meeting?
Approved the recommended language
6.1 ESCOP Activities - Daryl Lund for Virginia Clark-Johnson
6.2 Budget and Legislative Subcommittee - Steve Pueppke/Kevin Kephart
8.1 1994 Tribal College Representation - Phil Larsen
Approved inviting consortium of 1994 institutions to have a liaison with NCRA.
8.2 Sun Grant Initiative - Kevin Kephart
Senator Dashle will introduce a bill on 9/25/02 authorizing the Sun Grant Initiative. Total authorization, if passed will be from 2003-2020 for $100 million. The money is to be distributed equally to the five regions with no more than 25% being retained by each center, the balance being used in a competitive grants program.
There are two categories of projects proposed for Sun Grant funding: (1) research, education and extension technology development grants and (2) integrated research, education and extension implementation grants. The indirect cost for the funds that remain in the center (# 25%) shall not exceed 19% and may not recover indirect cost on the competitive grants from the center ($ 75% of funds received by the center). The grants funded by the center shall not exceed 5 years and full indirect cost may be charged by the grantee institution. Goals for the program include biobased products industries by 1/1/08, biobased transportation fuels production industry by 1/1/13 and hydrogen production systems for biobased products by 1/1/18.
8.3. Advocacy Organization - Tom Payne
The BAC has recommended an advocacy organization for the BAA Budget recommendation. Negotiations to secure their services are proceeding.
8.4 Soybean Rust - Steve Slack
The NCRA adopted a strategy of forming a NC-500 series project on soybean rust, a disease that is already present in soybean crops in Brazil. Steve Slack was appointed AA and will take the lead in getting this group together.
Unanimously adopted a resolution thanking Madelyn Alt for her 7.5 years of service to the NCRA
NASULGC Meeting Chicago, IL - November 10-12, 2002
NCRA Meeting - Kansas City, MO - March 11-13,2003
North Central Region Summer Meeting - Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana- July 9-11, 2002
New Dean, Director, Administrator Orientation Conference - Washington DC, December 10-11, 2002
Administrative Advisor Virtual Training (including NIMSS):
October 9, 2002 11-12 AM EDT (10-11AM CDT)
October 10, 2002 11-12 AM EDT (10-11AM CDT)
October 15, 2002 11-12 AM EDT (10-11AM CDT)
October 16, 2002 11-12 AM EDT (10-11AM CDT)
11.0 Summary and Review of Assignments - Ian Gray
Agenda Item: 5.0
Presenter: Daryl Lund
Title: Executive Director's Report
Current officers for the informal MASDA group are Secretary Jamie Clover Adams of Kansas, current president, and Commissioner Roger Johnson of North Dakota, president elect (takes office October 1, 2002). Their next meeting is July 12-16, in Fargo, North Dakota. That would make Pat Jensen our representative to MASDA, and, if MASDA cooperates, the Secretary from Indiana would be MASDAs liaison to NCRA.
Nikki has spruced up the NCRA homepage, been trained on the NIMSS, submitted all the NC projects for renewal through the NIMSS, contacted all the stations to update their personnel listing in the SAES, assisted in getting the germplasm/variety release survey updated, assisted in mapping the NC projects onto the research needs framework, developed a listing of all AAs and project chairs for electronic notification, entered information for an AA Virtual Handbook onto the website, put the agenda for meetings onto the homepage, created a "calendar of meetings" on the homepage, and answered all your pressing questions.
SAES-422 Reports & Minutes of Meetings for 2000-2002
b. Minutes of Meetings
f. Project Termination Report - The Northeast and Western regions both have instructions for using the SAES-422 report form as the termination report. The instructions are:
" The SAES-422 will serve as both the annual report in the final year and the termination report for multistate projects that are being completed. The emphasis in the final annual report should be on the accumulative accomplishments and impacts of the research over the duration of the project. Responsibility for submitting the termination report prepared rests with the Administrative Advisor. Termination reports should be distributed through the same process as the annualreports." - Section VII. REPORTING AND REVIEW REQUIREMENTS B. Termination Reports
We do not have these instructions in our manual. I recommend that we adopt the standard wording for termination reports.
Action Requested: Information and Discussion of items 5.7.b and 5.7.f.
5.7.d: Discussion: Can a check box be added to the SAES-422 to link to the minutes of the meeting?
Agenda Brief: 6.1
Presenter: Daryl Lund for Virginia Clark Johnson
Agenda Item Title: ESCOP Activities
ESCOP met at the All COPs summer meeting in Salt Lake City July 22-24. Minutes of the meeting are archived on the ESCOP website (http://www.escop.msstate.edu/minutes/min7-02.htm). Significant discussion and action was taken on the following:
(1) ESCOP approved moving ahead with incorporation of the National Institute for Agricultural Security (NIAS) in the state of Maryland.
(2) ESCOP along with ECOP appointed an ad hoc committee to develop the operational procedures and policies for creating a Multiple Activity Program (MAP). The intent of this action is to have a mechanism to receive formula funds (research and extension) which are programmatically directed.
Action Requested: Information Only
Action Taken: Information Only
Agenda Brief: 8.1
Presenter: Phil Larsen
Agenda Item Title: 1994 Tribal College Representation in the NCRA
An outcome of the MiniLandgrant meetings in Cloquet this past summer was the formation of a Consortium of 8 Tribal Colleges from the North Central region. Is there interest in having a representative from the Tribal Colleges at the NCRA meetings?
Action Requested: Information Only and Discussion
Action Taken: Approved inviting consortium of 1994 institutions to have a liaison with NCRA.