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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Technology Transfer 2004
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Specific technology transfer activities in 2004:

December 15-16, 2004 – Meeting with Director and Extension Personnel, Edisto Education and Research Center, Blackville, SC. (Clapham)

December 13-16, 2004 – ICARDA (International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas) – Tunis, Tunisia/USDA/USAID.  Evaluation of a project on Biodiversity, Cultural, and Economic Value of Medicinal, Herbal, and Aromatic Plants in Southern Tunisia.  Evaluation performed from December 11-18.  Meeting with stakeholders and Ministry of Agriculture. Report with achievements and pitfalls presented on January 15, 2005. (Ferreira)

December 2004 – Attended presentations and helped grade class projects for the agroforestry course at Virginia Tech. (Feldhake)

December 2004 – Co-authored a problem statement write-up with Drs. Mimi Williams and Mary Beth Hall concerning future ARS research with legumes.  The write-up was a follow-up to the Forage and Native Legume Workshop held in Chicago, IL.  (Neel)

November 20, 2004 – Invited presentation on Nutrition, Parasite Control, and Research Update, Saline County Illinois 4-H, Goat Producers, and Veterinarians, Harrisburg, IL. (Turner)

November 2004 – Poster presentation at ASA, CSA, SSSA meetings. (Halvorson), paper presentation (O’Neill).

October 31-November 5, 2004 – American Society of Agronomy Meetings, Seattle, WA. (Cassida, Clapham, Gonzales-poster presentation)

October 29-30, 2004 – Invited presentation on Medical Plants in Grazing Systems and Research Update, Pennsylvania Sheep and Goat Conference, Carlisle, PA. (Turner)

October 26, 2004 – Raleigh County School Vocation Day, Beckley, WV. (Cassida, Neel)

October 19, 2004 – Raleigh County Chamber of Commerce, Vocational/Career Day for 8th Graders. (Turner)

October 14/April 20-21, 2004 – Presented three seminars to over 60 people in two separate groups of NRCS field employees at two separate meetings at Willowbend Farm, Union, WV. (Fedders)

October 14, 2004 – Provided training on Cow Body Condition Scoring, and Paddock Layout and Grazing Management when Pasture Finished Cattle, to NRCS Grassland Technicians during the Appalachian Grazing School held in Union, WV.  (Neel)

October 13, 2004 – Health Food Symposium, Washington, DC. (Clapham)

October 12, 2004 – Meeting with pasture-based beef producers and direct marketers, Orange, VA. (Clapham)

October 7, 2004 – Virginia Tech Fall Career Fair, Blacksburg, VA. (Cassida, Foster)

October 6, 2004 – WVU Experiment Station Board Meeting. (Clapham)

October 1, 2004 – Pasture-based research meeting (ARS, WVU, VT, UGA), Morgantown, WV. (Clapham)

October 2004 – Invited Seminar, Rutgers University and USAID (Cultivation of Artemisia annua, extraction and analysis of artemisinin and related antimalarial drugs.”  The New Use Agriculture and Natural Plant Products Program, New Brunswick, NJ (Ferreira).

September 22-25, 2004 – Medicinal Plant Conference, Beckley, WV. (Cassida, Coffey, Fedders, Ferreira, Gonzalez, J. Halvorson, Ritchey, J. Robertson, Turner, Foster – Principal Organizer)

September 24, 2004 – Presented invited talk on Niche Marketing, Mountain State University, Medicinal Botanical Symposium, Beckley, WV. (Clapham)

September 24, 2004 – Gave demonstration of soil faunal extraction at Medicinal Botanical Symposium. (Godwin)

September 14, 2004 – Beckley Area Federal Association, attended quarterly meeting, presented summary of AFSRC research and overview of Third Appalachian Symposium on Medicinal and Aromatic Plants. (Foster)

September 13-15, 2004 – North American Carbon Program, Midwest.  Invited participant representing forest soil inventory data sources and assessments of carbon sequestration in silvopastoral/agroforestry systems, Des Moines, IA. (O’Neill)

September 2004 – Medicinals and Botanicals Recreational Trail Project (Tamarack, MSU, USDA-ARS-AFSRC), Beckley-Raleigh County Chamber of Commerce, Beckley, WV. (Ferreira)

September 2004 – RITAM (Research Initiative for Traditional Antimalarial Methods), England – Collaborative book chapter. (Ferriera)

August 7, 2004 – Invited presentation, Al Stress Research in Plants, Kurashiki, Japan. (Kinraide)

August 5, 2004 – Spoke to Mercer County 4-H Goat Club on gastrointestinal parasite control in meat goats during Mercer County Bluestone Valley Fair, Spanishburg, WV. (Foster)

August 1-5, 2004 – Volunteered presentation at 6th International Symposium on Plant-Soil Interactions at Low pH, Sendai, Japan. (Kinraide)

August 2004 – WV State Fair. Coordinated WV State Fair participation from 3 WV ARS labs (O’Neill and Foster); Presentations (Godwin, Zobel, O’Neill, Ferreira, Cassida, Foster, Ritchey, Snyder, Turner) – Contributed photos, display items, posters, input (D. Boyer, J. Halvorson, S. Boyer), worked tent and served on State Fair committees (Bligh, Kinraide, D. Boyer, Sullivan, D. Snuffer, J. Robertson, T. Robertson, Sweeney, Cooper) – Assisted in preparing and setting up exhibits (Harter, Lester, S. Boyer)

August 2004 – Master Gardener Program, poster presentation at State Fair, Lewisburg, WV. (Cassida, Ferreira)

August 2004 – Medicinals and Botanicals Recreational Trail Project (Tamarack, MSU, USDA-ARS-AFSRC), Tamarack, Beckley, WV. (Ferreira)

August 2004 – Poster presentation at Ecological Society of America meeting. (Halvorson)

August 2004 – Invited presentation at Ecological Society of America meeting.  (Halvorson)

July 25-29, 2004 – Attended American Society of Animal Science Annual Meeting, 3 abstracts (Neel), two presentations (Turner).

July 24-28, 2004 – Soil and Water Conservation Society 2004 Annual Conference, St. Paul, MN. (O‘Neill)


July 17, 2004 – Attended Mid-Atlantic Meat Goat Symposium, Holland, VA (Foster), Co-sponsor and speaker on ARS research update (Turner).

July 11, 2004 – Appalachian Goat Association, talk on Nutrition and Parasite Control, Spencer, WV. (Turner)

July 2004 – Attended meeting of the International Congress of Natural Product Research (American Society of Pharmacognosy), Phoenix, AZ. (Ferreira)

June 27-July 2, 2004 – Attended 1st World Congress of Agroforestry meeting, Orlando, FL. (Feldhake)

June 13, 2004 – Invited Speaker, 2004 AFGC Professional Tour, Roanoke, VA. (Neel)

June 12-16, 2004 – American Forage and Grassland Council Meeting, Roanoke, VA. (Belesky, Cassida, Fedders, Foster, Halvorson, Neel, O’Neill, Ritchey, Turner)

June 2, 2004 – Meeting with pasture-based beef producers, Radford, VA. (Clapham)

June 2004 – Invited Seminar, USAID (Artemisia annua and artemisinin: cultivation, extraction, analysis, and available drugs, Washington, DC. (Ferreira)

May 22-24, 2004 – National Restaurant Marketing Meeting. (Clapham)

May 21, 2004 – Hollywood Elementary School Career Day demonstration. (Bligh)

May 17 - 21, 2004 – Attended and presented abstract at 2004 Joint Assembly of the American Geophysical Union, Montreal, Canada. (O’Neill)

May 14, 2004 – Invited colloquium speaker at Ohio University “Agriculture and Water Quality in the Greenbrier Karst”. (Boyer)

May 12-13, 2004 – Attended, presented overview of AFSRC research on herbals as anthelmintics for meat goats, Medicinal Plant Sustainable Production/Research Roundtable, Rutland, OH. (Foster)

May 7, 2004 – Tour of Biochemistry lab to visiting producer from Alaska (re: J. Ferreira). (Bligh)

May 2004 – Presented paper at Iberian-American Congress on Medicinal Plants: 3rd Journey of Phytotherapy of Rio de Janeiro. (Ferreira)

April 21, 2004 – Presented invited talk to NRCS grassland specialists on forage management systems and finishing cattle on pasture. (Clapham)

April 15-16, 2004 – Genetic Management and Marketing of Grass-finished Cattle, Abington, VA. (Clapham)

April 8, 2004 – Coordinated plant identification portion for the statewide, high school Grasslands Evaluation Contest sponsored by the NRCS at Jackson’s Mill. (Fedders)

April 7, 2004 – WVU Experiment Station Board Meeting (Clapham)

April 2004 – Invited Seminar (Ginsenosides stimulate the growth of soil-borne pathogens of American ginseng), Soil and Rhizosphere Convivium Group, USDA-ARS-AFSRC, Beaver, WV. (Ferreira)

January 2004 – Contributed posters and other materials for display and made short presentation at the 2nd Annual Symposium Medicinal and Aromatic Plants: Production, Business and Application. (Halvorson)

2004 - Advisory Panel member for the West Virginia Cave Conservancy. Advise and consult on agriculture and water quality issues on Appalachian karst landscapes. (Boyer)

2004 - Webmaster and newsletter editor of the West Virginia Association of Professional Soil Scientists. (Boyer)

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