Past Event

Creating the Future Workforce in Food, Agriculture, and Natural Resources

Topics: Agriculture
8:30am EST - 12pm EST
February 10, 2016

Location: Web

Videos of the webcast are posted below.
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Wednesday, February 10, 2016

7:30 AM - 8:30 AM
Breakfast and Registration, Great Hall

8:30 AM - 9:00 AM
Welcome, Purpose and Objectives of Workshop
Expected Outcomes and Deliverables
Introduction of Ann Bartuska
Norman Scott, Professor Emeritus, Cornell, Member, National Academy of Engineering, Workshop Chairman

Setting the Stage
Ann Bartuska, Deputy Under Secretary Research, Education, and Economics, USDA

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Plenary Session I: An Outside View of the Challenge

Introduction of Keynote Speaker: Alan Leshner
Chuck Rice, Kansas State University, Chairman of the National Academies? Board on Agriculture and Natural Resources (BANR)

Keynote Presentation
Alan Leshner, Chief Executive Officer Emeritus, American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), Member, National Academy of Medicine
Keynote Video
Q&A Video

10 AM - 10:25 AM

10:25 AM - 11:45 AM
Plenary Session II: An Inside View of the Challenge

Moderator: Sonny Ramaswamy, Director, National Institute of Food and Agriculture, USDA
Panelists: Michael Patrick, Director of Human Resources, DuPont Pioneer
Linda Katehi, Chancellor, University of California, Davis
Jo Handelsman, Associate Director for Science, OSTP

Panel Q&A Video

11:45 AM - 12:00 PM
Discussion of Group Assignments, Methods, and Expectations
Norm Scott, Workshop Chairman

Additional Literature

- CSAW Report
- New York Times: We Need a New Green Revolution
- Purdue University: Supply and Demand Study
- National Academy of Engineering: Making Value for America
- National Academies Press: The Importance of Engineering Talent to the Prosperity and Security of the Nation
- National Academies Press: Emerging Workforce Trends in the U.S. Energy and Mining Industries
- iNeuro Project: Preparing a Workforce to Meet Challenges of Large-Scale Neuroscience Data
- How Cross-Sector Collaborations are Advancing STEM Learning
- AFA Future Leaders Preparedness Study
- APLU APS Summary
- The Innovative University: Changing the DNA of Higher Education from the Inside Out, by Clayton Christensen and Henry Eyring, 2011, Jossey-Bass
- In Defense of a Liberal Education, by Fareed Zakaria, 2015, W. W. Norton and Company