ANNUAL MEETING AGENDA October 28 & 29, 2020

NATIONAL PREDICTIVE MODELING TOOL INITIATIVE
ANNUAL MEETING AGENDA

Wednesday, 28 October

1:00 – 1:30 pm – Welcome and Introductions: Tim Widmer / Pete Snyder

1:30 – 2:15 pm – Rohan Kimber, SARDI, SA, Australia: Spore trapping networks in Australia (Technology overview, biggest advantages and challenges, future of the network, detection technology and data management)

2:15 – 3:15 pm – How the suite of tools that Los Alamos National Laboratory developed to model and predict human health diseases can be adapted to agriculture: Alina Deshpande / Jeanne Fair

3:15 – 3:30 pm – Break

3:30 – 4:00 pm – Corn RAC overview (Alison Robertson, chair and Damon Smith, co-chair)

4:00 – 4:30 pm – Cotton RAC overview (Heather Kelly, chair and Kater Hake, co-chair)

4:30 – 5:00 pm – Wheat RAC overview (Jake Westlin, chair and Erick De Wolf, co-chair)

Thursday, 29 October

8:00 – 8:15 am – Recap from Wednesday: Tim Widmer

8:15 – 9:30 am – Proposed Changes in NPMTI Governance: Pete Snyder

  • Streamlining NPMTI operations
  • Election of NPMTI officers (chair and co-chair)
  • Review/Discuss a master calendar of events
  • Discussion of NPMTI/RAC membership and potential fees

9:30 – 9:45 am – Break

9:45 – 10:45 am – Processing, submission, standardization of sample collection: Megan O’Neil (NAGC), Pierce Paul (OSU), Heather Kelly (UTN) and Joshua Birkebak (Assured Bio Labs)

10:45 – 12:00 noon – Review prioritized proposals forwarded from each RAC, develop a master list (with alternates) to recommend to USDA-ARS for funding: Each RAC Chair and Co-chair

 

ALL TIMES ARE CENTRAL DAYLIGHT TIME

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