2014 ESS Meeting and

Workshop Final Schedule



Tuesday, Sep 30

3:00 - 7:00


6:30 - 8:30

Opening Reception

Wednesday, Oct 1

6:30 - 8:00


7:30 - 10:30

Regional Meetings (start time determined by region)

10:30 - 11:00


11:00 ? 12:30

ESS Business Meeting

12:30 - 1:30


1:30 - 3:00

ESS Business Meeting

3:00 - 3:30





3:30 - 5:00

University of Georgia Session - Moderator: Bob Shulstad, Associate Dean for Research, University of Georgia

·         Overview of the GA Agricultural Experiment Station - Bob Shulstad

·         Mike Doyle, Regents Professor and Director, Center for Food Safety

·         Scott Jackson, Professor and GRA Eminent Scholar, Center for Applied Genetic Technology and Institute of Plant Breeding, Genetics, and Genomics

·         Steve Stice, Professor and Eminent Scholar, Regenerative Bioscience Center


Dinner on your own

Thursday, Oct 2

6:30 - 8:00




8:00 - 8:30

"Leadership in Agriculture: Case Studies for a New Generation", a new book on leadership by John Patrick Jordan, Gale A. Buchanan, Neville P. Clarke and Kelly C. Jordan - Moderator: Steve Slack, Director, The Ohio State University

·         Gale Buchanan and John Patrick Jordan





8:30 - 10:00

ARS Update and Partnering with ARS - Moderator: Dan Rossi, Executive Director, NERA

·         ARS Update   - Chavonda Jacobs-Young, Administrator, USDA-ARS

·         Collaborations between AES and ARS Scientists Panel

o   Marc Linit, Senior Associate Dean for Research and Senior Associate Director, MO Agricultural Experiment Station, University of Missouri

o   Gary Thompson, Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Education and Director, PA Agricultural Experiment Station, The Pennsylvania State University

o   Joe West, Assistant Dean for Research, University of Georgia Tifton Campus


10:00 - 10:30




10:30 - noon

Phytobiomes Research - Moderator: Mike Harrington, Executive Director, WAAESD

·         Jan Leach, Professor, Bioagricultural Sciences & Pest Management, Colorado State University

·         Kelley Eversole, President, Eversole Associates

12:00 - 1:15


1:15 ? 1:30

Cornerstone Report - Hunt Shipman, Cornerstone Government Affairs








1:30 - 3:00

International Germplasm Exchange - Moderator: Eric Young, Executive Director, SAAESD

·         Background on the FAO International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture and other International Agreements - Peter Bretting, National Program Leader, USDA-ARS

·         Panel Comments

o   USDA-ARS Point of View - Peter Bretting

o   Industry Point of View - Tom Nickson, International Policy Lead, Monsanto Law Department, SMTA Background  and Powerpoint

o   University Point of View  - Scott Jackson, Professor and GRA Eminent Scholar, University of Georgia

o   Senate Ratification of International Treaty - Jane DeMarchi, Vice President, Government and Regulatory Affairs, American

Seed Trade Association; and Hunt Shipman, Cornerstone Government Affairs

·         Q&A and Discussion

3:00 -3:30





3:30 - 5:00

Public Access of Data and Publications  - Moderator: Jeff Jacobsen, Executive Director, NCRA

·         Sylvie Brouder, Professor and Wickersham Chair of Excellence in Agricultural Research, Purdue University

·         Steven Daley-Laursen, NAREEE Board Member, Professor and Administrator, University of Idaho

·         Q&A and Discussion

6:00 - 10:00

Group Dinner

Friday, Oct 3

7:00 - 9:00

Breakfast and Depart