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Presentations: Scientific Seminars at Administrator's Council (December 5, 2012)
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12:15 to 12:20 p.m.

Welcome and Overview of the Afternoon

?      Chavonda Jacobs-Young, Chair for the Afternoon

?      Welcome and Etiquette for those joining via Webcast - Sharon Drumm

12:20 to 2:00 p.m.

Scientific Presentations Part One

?     Big Data Workshop Preview (Slides | Video) - Rosalind James, The Pollinating Insects  Biology, Management and Systematics Research Unit, Logan, Utah

?      Next-Generation Genetic and Genomic Information for World Food Security (Slides | Video) - Jack Okamuro, Office of National Programs, Beltsville, Maryland

?      GRIN Global (Slides | Video) - Gary Kinard, National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland, and Peter Cyr,  North Central Regional Plant Introduction Station, Ames, Iowa

?     E. coli O 157:H7 DNA  (Slides | Video) - Jim Bono, Roman L. Hruska U.S. Meat Animal Research Center, Clay Center, Nebraska

2:00 to 3:00 p.m.

Discussion with USDA Deputy Secretary Kathleen Merrigan

3:00 to 3:15 p.m.


3:15 to 4:00 p.m.

Scientific Presentations Part Two

?     Putting Big Data to Work: Prediction-Enabled Plant Breeding (Slides | Video) - Jean-Luc Jannink, U.S. Plant, Soil and Nutrition Research Unit, Ithaca, New York

?     Agricultural Chapter of the National Climate Assessment (Slides | Video)  - Charlie Walthall, Office of National Programs, Beltsville, Maryland, and Jerry Hatfield, National Laboratory for Agriculture and the Environment, Ames, Iowa


Know your farmer, Know your food (Slides | Video)