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Agricultural and Biological Engineering

Agricultural and Biological Engineering

Board on Agriculture and Natural Resources of the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine 75th Anniversary Event

Pathways Towards the Next Generation of Agriculture and Natural Resources in Florida

Brought to you by Dr. Jack Payne, UF/IFAS Senior Vice President

Thursday, January 16, 2020

University of Florida, J. Wayne Reitz Union, Chamber

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8:30 - 8:45 a.m.

Welcoming Remarks
Dr. Kati Migliaccio, Professor and Chair, Agricultural and Biological Engineering
Dr. Charles Rice, Distinguished Professor, Kansas State University and Chair, BANR and NASEM
Dr. Jack Payne, UF/IFAS Senior Vice President for Agriculture and Natural Resources

8:45 - 9:30 a.m.

Keynote Lecture - “in silico Crop Design – Simulate to Innovate”
Dr. Graeme Hammer, Professorial Research Fellow, Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation

9:30 - 10:45 a.m.

Moderated Panel Discussion I
This panel will focus on the next generation of science, technology and policy challenges and solutions for crop genetics. The panel moderator will be Dr. Melanie Correll, UF/IFAS Agricultural and Biological Engineering Associate Professor.

Panelists include: 

10:45 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Moderated Panel Discussion II
This panel will focus on next-generation science, technology and policy challenges and solutions for water and agriculture. The panel moderator will be Dr. Wendy Graham, Carl S. Swisher Eminent Scholar and Director of the University of Florida Water Institute.

Panelists include: 

  • Dr. Tom Frazer, Florida Chief Science Officer
  • Hugh Thomas, Executive Director, Suwannee River Water Management District
  • Dr. Ann Shortelle, Executive Director, St. Johns River Water Management District
  • Ernie Barnett, Florida Land Council
  • Dr. Lisa Conti, Director of Strategic Initiatives and Chief Science Officer, Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services

12 - 1 p.m.

BANR members, speakers, panelists, and UF admin will meet in Room G320. - (Invitation Only)

1 - 2:30 p.m.

Research Innovations, Poster Session
Dr. Rob Gilbert will provide a research overview that includes historical examples of policy driven by science in Florida. His opening comments will be followed by select UF faculty research innovations informing policy in Florida.

Dr. Rob Gilbert is IFAS Dean for Research and Director of the Florida Agricultural Experiment Station.

2:30-3:30 p.m.

Next Steps for BANR on Agriculture, Water, and Genetics: Board Brainstorming Discussion
Reflecting on the presentations at this meeting as well as those from other BANR 75th Anniversary events, what could BANR be doing to catalyze forward progress on these issues? What activities and/or next steps are appropriate for universities to advance these topics?

4 p.m.

Event Adjourn