USDA ARS-NIFA Animal Health Research Planning Workshop
Marriott Baltimore/Washington Int'l Airport Hotel: 410-859-8300
1743 West Nursery Road, Baltimore, MD 21090
March 23-24, 2010
Goal of Workshop: Develop a coordinated action plan for USDA’s animal health research programs driven by industry, stakeholders, and scientists.
Objectives of Workshop: To discuss, prioritize, and develop strategies to accomplish the research needs of principle stakeholders of ARS and NIFA.
Tuesday March 23, 2010
8:00-8:30 Introduction to workshop goals and objectives –
Dr. Eileen Thacker, ARS, and Dr. Peter Johnson, NIFA
8:30-9:00 Dr. Molly Jahn, Acting Undersecretary for Research, Education
and Extension, USDA
9:00-9:30 Dr. R.N. Beachy, Director, National Institute of Food and
Agriculture and USDA Chief Scientist
9:30-10:15 The Importance of Animal Health Research – Drs. Mike Apley
and James McKean
10:45-11:15 Introduction to ARS and NIFA
Dr. Steve Kappes, Deputy Administrator, Animal Production
and Protection, USDA-ARS
Dr Meryl Broussard, Deputy Administrator, Plant and Animal
Systems, and Interim Deputy Director, NIFA
Review of research priorities from Animal Health Stakeholders
11:15 Pork Industry – Paul Sundberg
11:30 Beef Industry – Chuck Massengill
1:30 Dairy/Milk Industry – John Baker
1:45 Sheep/Goats Industries – Paul Plummer
2:00 Specialty Farmed Species- Don Davis
2:15 Horses - Nathaniel A. White
2:30 Poultry Industry: Broiler/Meat – Bruce Stewart-Brown
2:45 Poultry Industry: Layers/Breeders – Eric Gingerich
3:00 Turkey Industry: Steve Olsen
Breakout Group Sessions
3:45-5:30 Tuesday March 23rd
Step 1: Conduct Priorities Assessment
Step 2: Determine Priority Issues
Step 3: Recommend strategic approaches and partnerships to enable the implementation of the research priorities.
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
8:00-9:30 Breakout groups continue
9:45-12:00 Breakout groups continue
1:30-4:00 Summary of breakout sessions and report (15 minutes – same groups as listed above.
4:00-4:30 Discussion, conclusions, next steps: Dr. Gary Sherman, NIFA, and Dr. Cyril Gay, ARS.