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Tuesday, June 10, 2008

4:00pm-7:00pm

  • Registration Open

  • Poster Presenters set up Posters

  • Sponsors set up Displays

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

7:00am-7:00pm

Registration Open

7:00am-8:30am

Morning Refreshments

8:30am-10:00am

Opening Session

8:30am-8:40am

Moderator: Keith Ingram, Dept. of Agricultural and Biological Engineering, IFAS, UF, Gainesville, FL
Opening Remarks

8:40am-8:55am

Jim Jones, Distinguished Professor, Dept. of  Agricultural and Biological Engineering, IFAS, UF, Gainesville, FL
Welcome from SECC and Symposium Objectives    [Bio] [Slides]

8:55am-9:10am

Mark R. McLellan, Dean for Research, IFAS, UF, Gainesville, FL
Welcome

9:10am-9:50am

Keynote Address: Gale Buchanan, Under Secretary for Research, Education and Economics, USDA, Washington, DC  [Bio]

9:50am-10:00am

Questions from Audience; Moderator Closing

10:00am-10:30am

Refreshment Break in Poster & Sponsor Area

10:30am-12:00pm

Plenary Session:
Impacts of Climate Variability and Climate Change on Agriculture
and Natural Resources

 

Moderator: George Hochmuth, Associate Dean for Research, IFAS, UF, Gainesville, FL

10:30am-11:00am

Cynthia Rosenzweig, Senior Research Scientist, Goddard Institutes for Space Studies, NASA, New York, NY
Impacts of Climate Variability and Climate Change on Agriculture and Natural Resources  [Bio] [Abstract] [Slides]

11:00am-11:20am

James O'Brien, Emeritus Robert O. Lawton Distinguished Professor, Center for Ocean-Atmospheric Prediction, FSU, Tallahassee, FL
Climate Variability Forecasts for the Agricultural Community in the SE United States    [Bio] [Abstract]

11:20am-11:40am

Thomas Crisman, Professor, Dept. of Biology, USF, Tampa, FL
Long-Term Ecosystem and Human Adjustments to Changing Climate in Florida as a Response Model for 21st Century Models
      [Bio] [Abstract] [Slides]

11:40am-12:00pm

Jerry Hatfield, Past President , American Society of Agronomy,  Ames, IA
Climate and Agriculture: Challenges for Efficient Production
      [Bio] [Abstract] [Slides]

12:00pm-1:30pm

Lunch Provided in Poster & Sponsor Area

1:30pm-3:00pm

Plenary Session:
Stakeholder Needs for Climate Information Related to Agriculture
and Natural Resources

1:30pm-1:35pm

Moderator: Dorota Haman, Dept. of Agricultural and Biological Engineering, IFAS, UF, Gainesville, FL

1:35pm-1:55pm

Virginia Guzman, Partnership Manager, Risk Management Agency, USDA, Kansas City, MO
Risk Management Agency’s Role in Supporting Agriculture through Investment in Climate Related Research    
  [Bio] [Abstract] [Slides]

1:55pm-2:15pm

Phillip Pasteris, CH2M HILL, Gainesville, FL
An Integrated Framework for Assessing Climate Change Impacts on Water Supplies    [Bio] [Abstract] [Slides]

2:15pm-2:35pm

Pat Cockrell, Assistant to the President, Florida Farm Bureau Federation, Gainesville, FL
An Industry Perspective and Use of Climate Information and Predictions      [Bio] [Abstract] [Slides]

2:35pm-2:55pm

Samuel Scott, President and Chief Executive Officer, North South Institute,  Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Small-Scale Agriculture and Climate Information and Risk Management: Implications for Small Family Farmers and Ranchers      [Bio] [Abstract] [Slides]

2:55pm-3:00pm

Questions from Audience

3:00pm-3:30pm

Refreshment Break in Poster & Sponsor Area

3:30pm-5:00pm

Plenary Session:
Integrated Approaches that Combine Research, Extension, and Education in the Application of Climate Information

3:30pm-3:35pm

Moderator: Jerry Arkin, Assistant Provost, University of Georgia-Griffin, and Assistant Dean, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, UGA, Griffin, GA

3:35pm-3:55pm

Jim Verdin, Deputy Director, National Integrated Drought Information System, USGS, Boulder, CO
Activities and Plans of the National Integrated Drought Information System      [Bio] [Abstract] [Slides]

3:55pm-4:15pm

Kenneth Crawford, Director, Oklahoma Climatological Survey, College of Atmospheric & Geographic Sciences, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK
The Societal Value of Mesoscale Data: Examples from Oklahoma
      [Bio] [Abstract] [Slides]

4:15pm-4:35pm

Jim Jones, Distinguished Professor, Dept. of Agricultural and Biological Engineering, IFAS, UF, Gainesville, FL
The Southeast Climate Consortium: Integrating Research and Extension for Climate, Agriculture, and Water Resources
      [Bio] [Abstract] [Slides]

4:35pm-4:55pm

John Antle, Professor, Dept. of Agricultural Economics and Economics, Montana State University, Bozeman, MT
Participatory Integrated Assessment of Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation: The Tradeoff Analysis Approach    
  [Bio] [Abstract] [Slides]

4:55pm-5:00pm

Questions from Audience

5:30pm-7:00pm

Poster Session & Reception
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 Thursday, June 12, 2008

7:00am-5:00pm

Registration Open

7:00am-8:00am

Morning Refreshments in Poster & Sponsor Area

8:00am-10:00am

Facilitated Breakout Discussion Sessions

 

 

 

 

Educational Needs for Application of Climate Information
Facilitator: Greg Kiker, Dept. of Agricultural and Biological Engineering, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

Extension Needs for Application of Climate Information
Facilitator: Carla Roncoli, Biological and Agricultural Engineering, University of Georgia, Atlanta, GA

Research to Meet Stakeholder Needs
Facilitator: Wendy-Lin Bartels, School of Natural Resources and Environment, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

Improving Integration of Research, Extension, and Education
Facilitator: Norman Breuer, Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, University of Miami, Miami, FL

10:00am-10:45am

Refreshment Break

10:45am-12:00pm

Plenary Session:
Results from Breakout Sessions
and Discussion

10:45am-10:50am

Moderator: Jim Novak, Extension Economist and Professor, Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology, Auburn University, Auburn, AL

10:50am-11:00am

Educational Needs for Application of Climate Information
Reporter: Ken Boote, Agronomy Department, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL  [Slides]

11:00am-11:10am

Extension Needs for Application of Climate Information
Reporter: Kristen Chow, Risk Management Agency, USDA, Kansas City, MO  [Slides]

11:10am-11:20am

Research to Meet Stakeholder Needs
Reporter:  David Letson, Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, University of Miami, Miami, FL  [Slides]

11:20am-11:30am

Improving Integration of Research, Extension, and Education
Reporter:  Gerrit Hoogenboom, Biological and Agricultural Engineering, University of Georgia, Griffin, GA  [Slides]

11:30am-12:00pm

Wrap up

12:00pm-1:30pm

Lunch Provided in Poster & Sponsor Area

1:30pm-3:00pm

Plenary Session:
Extension and Application of Climate Information for Agriculture
and Natural Resources

1:30pm-1:35pm

Moderator: Joan Dusky, Associate Dean for Agricultural Programs, Office of Dean for Extension, IFAS, UF, Gainesville, FL

1:35pm-1:55pm

Victor Murphy, Climate Services Program Manager, Southern Region Headquarters, National Weather Service, NOAA, Fort Worth, TX
The Use of Nationally Consistent 4 Kilometer Daily Precipitation Images for Agriculture and Natural Resources Applications
      [Bio] [Abstract] [Slides]

1:55pm-2:15pm

Louise Jackson, Professor, Department of Land, Air and Water Resources, UC – Davis, CA
Participatory Approach to Understanding Climate Change Impacts in an Agricultural Landscape in California’s Central Valley
      [Bio] [Abstract] [Slides]

2:15pm-2:35pm

Clyde Fraisse, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Agricultural and Biological Engineering, IFAS, UF, Gainesville, FL
Application of Climate Information to Agriculture and Natural Resources Risk Management: The Southeast Climate Consortium Extension Program      [Bio] [Abstract] [Slides]

2:35pm-2:55pm

Walter E. Baethgen, Director, Latin America and Caribbean Regional Program, IRI – Columbia University, New York, NY
Climate Risk Management in the Agricultural Sector:  IRI Experience Over the Past Decade      [Bio] [Abstract] [Slides]

2:55pm-3:00pm

Questions from Audience

3:00pm-3:30pm

Refreshment Break in Poster & Sponsor Area

3:30pm-5:00pm

Plenary Session:
Short- and Long-term Needs and Opportunities for
Education to Promote the Use of Climate Information
by Decision Makers

3:30pm-3:35pm

Moderator: Caitlin Simpson, RISA Program Manager, Climate Program Office, NOAA, Silver Spring, MD

3:35pm-4:00pm

Mark Cane, G. Unger Vetlesen Professor of Earth and Climate Sciences, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University, Palisades, NY
The Master of Arts Program in Climate and Society at Columbia University      [Bio] [Abstract] [Slides]

4:00pm-4:25pm

Tim Wheeler, Professor of Crop Science, Walker Institute for Climate System Research, University of Reading, UK
Educating the Climate Advisors for Agricultural and Natural
Resource Managers
     [Bio] [Abstract] [Slides]

4:25pm-4:50pm

Paul Ruscher, Associate Professor and Assistant Chair, Meteorology Department, FSU, Tallahassee, FL
Designing a Course in Climate Change Science – For Science Majors and Other Stakeholders      [Bio] [Abstract] [Slides]

4:50pm-5:00pm

Questions from Audience

 

Evening on Own

 

Friday, June 13, 2008

7:00am-5:00pm

Registration Open

7:00am-8:00am

Morning Refreshments in Poster & Sponsor Area

8:00am-9:45am

Facilitated Breakout Discussion Sessions

 

Educational Needs for Application of Climate Information
Facilitator: Greg Kiker, Dept. of Agricultural and Biological Engineering, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

 

Extension Needs for Application of Climate Information
Facilitator: Carla Roncoli, Biological and Agricultural Engineering, University of Georgia, Atlanta, GA

 

Research to Meet Stakeholder Needs
Facilitator: Wendy-Lin Bartels, School of Natural Resources and Environment, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

 

Improving Integration of Research, Extension, and Education
Facilitator: Norman Breuer, Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, University of Miami, Miami, FL

9:45am-10:30am

Refreshment Break

10:30am-12:00pm

Plenary Session: Results from Breakout Sessions, Discussion,
and Symposium Wrap-up

10:30am-10:35am

Moderator: Jim Jones, Dept. of  Agricultural and Biological Engineering, IFAS, UF, Gainesville, FL

10:35am-10:45am

Educational Needs for Application of Climate Information
Reporter: Ken Boote, Agronomy Department, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL  [Slides]

10:45am-10:55am

Extension Needs for Application of Climate Information
Reporter: Kristen Chow, Risk Management Agency, USDA, Kansas City, MO  [Slides]

10:55am-11:05am

Research to Meet Stakeholder Needs
Reporter:  David Letson, Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, University of Miami, Miami, FL  [Slides]

11:05am-11:15am

Improving Integration of Research, Extension, and Education
Reporter:  Gerrit Hoogenboom, Biological and Agricultural Engineering, University of Georgia, Griffin, GA  [Slides]

11:15am-11:25am

Wrap up

11:25am-12:00pm

Student Awards; Recognition; Symposium Closure

12:00pm

Symposium Adjourn
Posters Removed by 1:00pm
Sponsor Materials Dismantled and Packed by 1:00pm

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