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SAAESD Fall Meeting
Ballantyne CD Room

September 28, 2015

Charlotte, NC

Participants: Rick Bennett, KY, Bill Brown, TN, Wes Burger, MS, Jackie Burns, FL, Bob Godfrey, VI, George Hopper, MS, Esbal Jimenez, PR, Rogers Leonard, LA, Nathan McKinney, AR, David Monks, NC, Saied Mostaghimi, VA, Craig Nessler, TX, Lesley Oliver, KY , Steve Oliver, TN, Keith Owens, OK, Randy Raper, OK, Chris Ray, SC, Rick Roeder, AR, Bob Shulstad, GA, Joe West, GA

Executive Director's Office:  Eric Young, SAAESD, Donna Pearce, SAAESD 

Action Items:

 Agenda #

 Actions Taken

 

Agenda – Approved (Shulstad/McKinney)

Spring Meeting Minutes – Approved (Godfrey/Mostaghimi)

Interim Actions - Approved   

S1

SERA Renewal Requests

All recommendations from the SERA Review Committee were approved. 

S4

Cotton Database

Motion to increase SAAESD support from $12,500 to $25 ,000 –(Shulstad/Mostaghimi) – passed

Cotton Winter Nursery

Motion to increase SAAESD support from $12,500 to $15,000 – (Nessler/Mostaghimi) - passed 

S7

Nominating Committee Report

The nomination was accepted and Bob Godfrey, VI was elected as chair-elect for 2015/2016 and chair in 2016/17.  

Close nominations - Approved  (Roeder/Mostaghimi)
Nomination - Approved by acclamation

S8

Resolutions Committee Report

A resolution of appreciation was read for Dr. George Hopper for his role as SAAESD Chair.  Resolution of appreciation was read for Dr. Mary Duryea (FL), Dr. Steve Oliver, (TN), Bill Batchelor (AL) and Dr. George Askew (SC) who have left the association. Resolutions were approved by acclamation.

 

 Agenda

 

Time

Item Number

Agenda Item – Presenter

3:00

 

Welcome and Introductions - George Hopper, SAAESD Chair

  • Approval of Agenda
  • Approval of Minutes
  • Approval of Interim Actions
    • Jackie Burns, FL, as the Southern Region Representative on the ESCOP Diversity in AES Leadership Committee
    • Appointed Jackie Burns, FL, as Lead Administrative Advisor for NRSP_TEMP004 "Facilitating Registration of Pest Management Technology for Specialty Crops and Specialty Uses"

Action taken: 

  • Agenda – Approved (Shulstad/McKinney)
  • Spring Meeting Minutes – Approved (Godfrey/Mostaghimi)
  • Interim Actions - Approved 
  

3:05

1

SERA Review Committee Report, Recommendations, and Approval – Reuben Moore


Action taken:
  • All recommendations from the SERA Review Committee were approved    

3:15

2

Multistate Research Committee Report – Clarence Watson

3:25

3

NRSP Review Committee Recommendations and Ballot Preview – Clarence Watson and Eric Young

  • The NRSP Review Committee recommendations and sample ballot can be seen here.    

3:40

4

Status Reports:

  • Cotton Database – Eric Young
    • An update on the CottonGen database from Don Jones and a request to consider increasing SAAESD support, can be seen here.
  • Cotton Winter Nursery – Eric Young
  • Hypoxia SERA – Wes Burger and Eric Young
    • An update on the Hypoxia SERA (46) can be seen here.
  • Southern Local Foods Initiative  – Eric Young
  • Assistant to the Executive Director Arrangement – George Hopper and Eric Young

Action taken: 

  • Cotton Database
    • Motion to increase SAAESD support from $12,500 to $25,000 - (Shulstad/Mostaghimi)
      • passed
  • Cotton Winter Nursery
    • Motion to increase SAAESD support from $12,500 to $15,000 - (Nessler/Mostaghimi)
      • passed  

4:30

5

Discussion Items:

  • Potential 4th Workshop with Southern Academic Program Directors in Fall, 2016 – Eric Young
  • National Peanut Board Licensing Agreement Implementation and Meeting – Directors with peanut breeders and Eric Young
  • Commodity Group Indirect Costs Recovery – Jackie Burns and Eric Young
    • The survey results on commodity group indirect cost recovery can be seen here .  This table contains our region's responses and all the other region's responses as of September 18.
  • Potential Unmanned Aircraft Multistate Project – Rick Roeder and Craig Nessler
    • There may be a need to initiate a multistate project focused on use of unmanned aircraft in agriculture.  A 10-min video produced by MS State at the link below describes potential impacts of this use.  We will discuss whether or not a director sponsored meeting on this topic is warranted
  • SAAESD Web Site Redesign - Eric Young
    • It's been over 10 years since the SAAESD web site design has been updated.  The other three regions have updated their sites within the past couple years, with the new NERA site just released last month.  I think the NERA site (http://nera.rutgers.edu/) is the best design for ease of use and information presented and would like to redesign our web site in a similar manner
  • USDA APHIS Issue - Craig Nessler
    • APHIS has started to require proof of OSHA compliance for their research agreements even though LGU's are considered exempt from OSHA regulations.  See handout here
In meeting notes:
  • Eric will contact the current Southern APS chair about a joint meeting in fall 2016
  • It was decided that one director, Jackie Burns, will represent SAAESD at the NPB meeting in Feb 2016
  • Eric will request directors to submit a faculty name for aq conference call to consider the potential for a multistate research project on unmanned aircraft use ub agriculture.  Depending on the outcome of that call, there may be a director sponsored meeting early next year to begin developing a proposal.
  • Eric will get an estimate fro redesign of SAAED web site from someone at NCSU and the person at Rugers who did the NERA site redesign

5:10

6

Spring 2016 SAAESD/ASRED/S-AHS/S-CARET Joint Meeting – Bob Godfrey

In meeting report:
  • Meeting will take place at the Frenchamn's Reef & Morning Star Marriott Beach Resort
  • April 25-28, 2016
  • Monday through Thursday 

5:15

7

Nominating Committee Report – John Russin

  • SAAESD Chair-elect
Action Items:
  • The nomination was accepted and Bob Godfrey, VI was elected chair-elect 2015/2016 and chair 2016/2017.
  • Close nominations - Approved (Roeder/Mostaghimi)
  • Nomination approved by acclamation

5:20

8

Resolutions Committee Report – Rick Roeder

A resolution of appreciation was read for Dr. George Hopper for his role as SAAESD Chair.  Resolution of appreciation was read for Dr. Mary Duryea (FL), Dr. Steve Oliver, (TN), Bill Batchelor (AL) and Dr. George Askew (SC) who have left the association.  Resolutions were approved by acclamation. 

5:25

9

Presentation of SAAESD "Gavel" to incoming Chair – George Hopper

5:30

10

Closing Remarks and Adjourn – John Russin

 



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