A public session was held in which the study sponsors addressed the committee and shared their vision of the intent of the project.

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  Agenda

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1:00 – 1:15 p.m. Welcome and Introductions

Dr. John D. Floros and Dr. Susan R. Wessler, Committee Co-Chairs

1:15 – 1:30 p.m. NAS Study Process and Committee’s Statement of Task

Mrs. Peggy T. Yih, Study Director

1:30 – 1:40 p.m. Origins of Study Request

Dr. Robert Easter, University of Illinois (Emeritus)

1:40 – 2:10 p.m. Charge to the Committee from the Sponsors

Dr. Robert Easter, University of Illinois (Emeritus)
Dr. Sally Rockey, Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research

Q&A with Sponsors

2:10 – 2:50 p.m. Potential for the Study to Advance Food and Agricultural Research: USDA Panel

Dr. Mary Bohman, USDA Economic Research Service
Dr. Meryl Broussard, USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture 
Dr. Steve Kappes, USDA Agricultural Research Service
Mr. Joe Parsons, USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service
Dr. Dionne Toombs, USDA Office of the Chief Scientist

Q&A with USDA Panel

2:50 – 3:00 p.m. Break

3:00 – 3:30 p.m. Science Frontiers of Interest

Dr. Todd Anderson, Department of Energy 
Dr. Jane Silverthorne, National Science Foundation

Q&A

3:30 – 3:50 p.m. Decadal Vision for Plant Biology

Dr. Tyrone Spady, American Association of Plant Biologists

Q&A

3:50 – 4:10 p.m. Challenge of Change – Recently Released Report

Dr. Samantha Alvis, Association of Public and Land-grant Universities

Q&A

4:10 – 4:45 p.m. Agricultural and Applied Economic Priorities and Solutions

Ms. Caron Gala, Council on Food, Agricultural and Resource Economics
Dr. Mary Bohman, USDA Economic Research Service
Ms. Caron Gala, Council on Food, Agricultural and Resource Economics

4:45 – 5:10 p.m. Nutrition, Health, and Agriculture

Dr. Daniel J. Raiten, National Institutes of Health

Q&A

5:10 – 5:15 p.m. Co-Chair’s Closing Remarks

Dr. John D. Floros and Dr. Susan R. Wessler, Committee Co-Chairs

5:15 p.m. Adjourn Meeting