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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

ARS 50th Anniversary Celebration

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50th Anniversary

National Scientific Leadership Meeting and
Annual Recognition Program

Proud Past and Promising Future
January 21-23, 2004
New Orleans, Louisiana

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All times are Central Standard Time (CST)    

Tuesday, January 20

5:00 to 9:00 p.m. CST  

Meeting Registration

5:30 to 7:30 p.m. CST  

Welcome Reception

 

Wednesday, January 21

7:00 to 8:15 a.m. CST  

Meeting Registration

 

8:00 to 9:35 a.m CST

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Welcome and Introductions
Opening Plenary Session

 

10:00 to 10:50 a.m. CST
and
11:00 to 11:50 a.m.
CST

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Proud Past
Concurrent Sessions
Hall of Fame and other excellent scientists tell their stories, and participants will join in the discussion. Two sets of 10 concurrent sessions. Three sessions will be webcast. In addition, three Hall of Fame scientists will be available for live chat between 1:45 and 3:45 p.m.

 

Noon to 1:40 p.m. CST

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Agriculture Today: A Commentary
Working Lunch Plenary Session
Featuring a commentary by large animal veterinarian and cowboy poet Baxter Black

 

2:00 to 3:00 p.m. CST

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Proud Present
Concurrent Sessions
Panelists--scientists and others--will speak on partnering for success, and participants will join in the discussion. Three sessions will be webcast. In addition, two panelists will be available for live chat Thursday from between 9:30 to 11:15 a.m.

 

3:45 to 5:00 p.m CST

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Bridge to the Future
Plenary Session
Speakers are ARS Acting Administrator Edward B. Knipling and futurist Lowell Catlett of New Mexico State University. Dr. Knipling will be available for live chat Thursday from 3:15-3:45 p.m.afternoon.

 

5:00 to 7:00 p.m. CST  

Poster Session

 

Thursday, January 22

8:30 to 9:35 a.m. CST

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Challenging Future
Plenary Session
Speakers are Richard Greene of ARS and inventor and author Ray Kurzweil.

 

9:45 to 11:30 a.m.
and
2:45 to 4:30 p.m.
CST

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Future Challenges
Concurrent Sessions
Two sets of concurrent sessions on nine topics. Brief presentations by the panelists will be followed by discussion.

 

Noon to 2:20 p.m. CST

AWARDS PROGRAM BEGINS 12:30 P.M.

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ARS Annual Recognition Program
Luncheon Program
Presentation of annual awards for Scientists of the Year, Technology Transfer and other achievements.

News Release

 

2:45 to 4:30 p.m. CST

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Future Challenges
Concurrent Sessions
Two sets of concurrent sessions on nine topics. In each session, brief presentations by the panelist experts will be followed by discussion.

 

Friday, January 23

8:30 a.m. to noon CST

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Promising Future
Plenary Session
Ten speakers from ARS and other organizations offer comments on the conference and its implications for the future of ARS.

 

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