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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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Speakers and Panelists

  • Gerry Anderson
    Ecologist, Northern Plains Agricultural Research Laboratory, ARS
    Sidney, MT
  • Charles Bacon
    Research Leader, Richard B. Russell Research Center, ARS
    Toxicology and Mycotoxin Research
    Athens, GA
  • Ed Bagley
    NCAUR Retired
    Morton, IL
  • Barbara Baker
    Research Plant Molecular Geneticist, Plant Gene Expression Center, ARS
    Albany, CA
  • Dave Barrett
    Vice President of Engineering, iRobot Corporation
    22 McGrath Highway Suite 6
    Somerville, MA 02143
  • Rick Bennett
    National Program Leader, ARS
    Beltsville, MD
  • Antoinette Betschart
    Director, Pacific West Area, ARS
    Albany, CA
  • Deepak Bhatnagar
    Food and Feed Safety Research Laboratory, ARS
  • Baxter Black
    Large Animal Veterinarian and Cowboy Poet
  • Will Blackburn
    Director, Northern Plains Area, ARS
    Fort Collins, CO
  • Margaret Bogle
    Nutritionist, Delta Nutrition Intervention Research Initiative, ARS
    Little Rock, AR,
  • James Bradley
    Deputy Administrator, Administrative and Financial Management, ARS
    Beltsville, MD
  • Roger Breeze
    Associate Administrator, Special Interagency Programs, ARS
    Washington, DC
  • Clinton Bristow
    President, Alcorn State University
  • Dwayne Buxton
    Deputy Administrator, National Program Staff, ARS
    Beltsville, MD
  • Scott Cameron
    National Program Leader, ARS
    Beltsville, MD
  • Ray Carruthers
    Research Leader, Exotic and Invasive Weeds Research, ARS
    Albany, CA
  • Lowell Catlett
    Professor, Agricultural Economics and Agricultural Business Department
    New Mexico State University
  • John Cherry
    Center Director, Eastern Regional Research Center, ARS
    Wyndmoor, PA
  • Bill Clapham
    Research Leader, Appalachian Farming Systems Research Center, ARS
    Beaver, WV
  • Thomas Cleveland
    Supervisory Microbiologist, Food & Feed Safety Research, ARS
    New Orleans, LA
  • James Cook
    Pullman, WA
  • Katrina Cornish
    Plant Physiologist, Crop Improvement/utilization Research, ARS
    Albany, CA
  • Peter Cotty
    Research Plant Pathologist, Food and Feed Safety Research
    Tucson, AZ
  • Stephen Crutchfield
    USDA Economic Research Service
    Washington, DC
  • Allen Dedrick
    Associate Deputy Administrator, Natural Resources and Sustainable Agricultural Systems, ARS
    Beltsville, MD
  • Ernest Delfosse
    National Program Leader, ARS
    Beltsville, MD
  • Anne M. Donoghue
    Research Leader, Poultry Production and Product Safety Research Unit, ARS,
    Poultry Science Center, University of Arkansas
    Fayetteville, AR
  • John Doran
    Soil, Scientist, Soil and Water Conservation Research
    Lincoln, NE
  • Steven Duke
    Supervisory Plant Physiologist, Natural Products Utilization Research
    University, MS
  • Leland Ellis
    National Program Leader, ARS
    Beltsville, MD
  • Bob Faust
    National Program Leader, ARS
    Beltsville, MD
  • Eleanor Frierson
    Deputy Director, National Agricultural Library
    Beltville, MD
  • Joe Garbarino
    Director, Budget and Program Management Staff, ARS
    Washington, DC
  • Melanie Gardner
    National Agricultural Library, ARS
    Beltsville, MD
  • Cyril Gay
    National Program Leader, ARS
    Beltsville, MD
  • Bill Gelbart
    Department of Molecular & Cellular Biology
    Harvard University
  • Maria Goldberg
    Executive Director, Hispanic Serving Institution
    Washington, DC
  • Dennis Gonsalves
  • John Gorham
    Department of Veterinary and Microbiology, Washington State University
    Pullman, WA
  • Richard Greene
    Acting Director, Office of International Research Programs, ARS
    Beltsville, MD
  • Jerry Hatfield
    Director, National Soil Tilth Lab
    Ames, IA,
  • Tom Henneberry
    Director, Western Cotton Research Laboratory
    Phoenix, Az
  • Anna Hewings
    Director, Midwest Area, ARS
    Peoria, Il
  • Joanne Holden
    Supervisory Nutritionists, Nutrient Data Laboratory
    Beltsville, MD
  • Tom Jackson
    Hydrologist, Hydrology and Remote Sensing Laboratory
    Beltsville, MD
  • Mike Jawson
    National Program Leader, ARS
    Beltsville, MD
  • John Jeavons
    Director of Ecology Action
    Willits, CA
  • Joseph Jen
    UnderSecretary, Research, Education, and Economics, USDA
  • Tom Jenkins
    Research Animal Scientist, U.S. Meat Animal Research Center
    Clay Center, NE
  • Marvin Jensen
    Fort Collins, CO
  • Peter Johnsen
    Director, National Center for Agricultural Utilization
    Peoria, Il
  • Lawrence Johnson
  • Paul Johnson
    Producer and Former Chief, USDA Natural Resource Conservation Service
  • Phyllis Johnson
    Director, Beltsville Area, ARS
    Beltsville, MD
  • J. Patrick Jordan
    Director, ARS Southern Regional Research Center
    New Orleans, LA
  • Susan Julius
    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • Sally Kane
    Senior Advisor, Directorate for the Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences
    National Science Foundation
  • Steve Kappes
    Director, U.S. Meat Animal Research Center
    Clay Center, NE
  • Edgar King
    Director, Mid South Area, ARS
    Stoneville, MS
  • Edward B. Knipling
    Acting Administrator, ARS
    Washington, D.C.
  • Don Knowles
    Research Leader, Animal Diseases Research
    Pullman, WA
  • Leon Kochian
    Research Leader, U.S. Plant, Soil and Nutrition Research
    Ithaca, NY
  • Mohammad Koohmaraie
    Supervisory Research Physiol, U.S. Meat Animal Research Center
    Clay Center, NE
  • Ron Korcak
    Associate Area Director, ARS Beltsville Area
    Beltsville, MD
  • Charles Krause
    Research Leader, Application Technology Research
    Wooster, OH
  • Ray Kurzweil
    President and Founder, Kurzweil Technologies
  • Ron Lacewell
    Assistant Vice Chancellor, Agriculture and Life Sciences
    and Associate Director, Texas Agricultural Experiment Station
    College Station, TX
  • William Larson
    Shoreview, MN
  • Charles Lee
    President, Mississippi State University
  • Joe Lewis
  • Martin Locke
    Supervisory Soil Scientist, National Sedimentation Laboratory
    Oxford, MS
  • Frederick Magdoff
    Chair, Department of Crops and Soils at the University of Vermont
    Burlington, VT
  • Neal Martin
    Center Director, U.S. Dairy Forage Research Center
    Madison, WI
  • Wilda Martinez
    Director, North Atlantic Area, ARS
    Wyndmoor, PA
  • Autar Mattoo
    Supervisory, Plant, Physiologist, Vegetable Laboratory
    Beltsville, MD
  • Melinda McClanahan
    Chief Information Officer, ARS
    Beltsville, MD
  • Tara McHugh
    Research Leader, Processed Foods Research
    Albany, CA
  • Bill Meridith
  • Sandy Miller Hays
    Director, Information Staff, ARS
    Beltsville, MD
  • Susan Moran
    Research Leader, Southwest Watershed Research
    Tucson, AZ
  • Bruce Morrisey
    Willmington, DE
  • Lee Mulkey
    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development
  • Darwin Murrell
  • Karl Narang
    Area Director, South Atlantic Area
    Athens, GA
  • Stuart Nelson
    Agricultural Engineer, Richard B. Russell Research Center
    Athens, GA
  • Duane Norman
    Supervisory Research Geneticist Animals,
    Animal Improvement Programs Laboratory
    Beltsville, MD
  • Chuck Onstad
    Area Director, Southern Plains Area
    College Station, TX
  • Bill Orts
    Research Leader, Bioproduct Chemistry and Engineering Research
    Albany, CA
  • Ari Patrinos
    Director, OBER
    U.S. Department of Energy
  • David Pimentel
    Department of Entomology, Cornell University
    Ithica, NY
  • Ron Polidan
    Chief Technologist
    U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (Goddard)
  • Korona Prince
    Director, Civil Rights Staff, ARS
    Washington, DC
  • John Radin
    National Program Leader, ARS
    Beltsville, MD
  • Al Rango
    Research Hydrologist, Range Management Research
    Las Cruces, NM
  • Mark Rasmussen
    Research Leader, National Animal Disease Center
    Ames, IA
  • Wayne Reeves
    Supervisory Research Agronomy, Southern Piedmont Conservation Research
    Watkinsville, GA
  • Caird E. Rexroad, Jr.
    Acting Associate Administrator, ARS
    Washington, DC
  • Clarence Richardson
    Director, Grassland Soil and Water Research Lab
    Temple, TX
  • Larry Robertson
    Plant Geneticist, Plant Genetic Resources
    Geneva, NY
  • Mike Ruff
    Director, Office of Technology Transfer
    Washington, DC
  • G. Edward Schuh
    Regents Professor and Director, Freeman Center for International Economic Policy
    University of Minnesota
  • Steve Shafer
    National Program Leader, ARS
    Beltsville, MD
  • Kay Simmons
    National Program Leader, ARS
    Beltsville, MD
  • John Sivinski
    Research Entomologist, Center for Medical, Agricultural and Veterinary Entomology
    Gainsville, Fl
  • Lew Smith
    National Program Leader, ARS
    Beltsville, MD
  • Alma Solis
    Research Entomologist, Systematics Entomology Laboratory
    Washington, DC
  • Joe Spence
    Acting Associate Deputy Administrator, Animal Production, Product Value and Safety
    Beltsville Human Nutrition Research Center
    Beltsville, MD
  • Judy St. John
    Associate Deputy Administrator, Crop Production, Value and Safety, ARS
    Beltsville, MD
  • Charles Stuber
    Consultant and Collaborator Staff
    Athen, GA
  • David Swayne
    Director, Southeast Poultry Research Laboratory
    Athens, GA
  • Archie Tucker
    Deputy Area Administrative Director, Mid-South Area
    Stoneville, MS
  • Katherine Tucker
    Jean Mayer USDA HNRCA
    Tufts University
    Boston, MA
  • Jim Tumlinson
    Penn State University
    University Park, PA
  • Dan Upchurch
    Director, Cropping Systems Research Laboratory
    Lubbock, Texas
  • Richard Witter
    Supervisory Veterinary Medical Officer, Consultant/Collaborator Staff
    East Lansing, MI
  • Brian Wright
    University of California-Berkeley
  • Robert Wright
    National Program Leader, ARS
    Beltsville, MD
  • Howard-Yana Shapiro
    Senior Scientist in Agroforestry/Agroecology, M&M Mars, and Research Manager, Plant Science, M&M Mars
  • Peter Young
    Director, National Agricultural Library, ARS
    Beltsville, MD



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