Agenda

Sunday, July 28

Noon – 1:00 pm
Registration (Bluemont Hotel lobby)

2:00-4:00 pm
Pre-Conference Tours of K-State Campus and Manhattan Community (subject to change)

Tour Options:

4:30-6:30 pm
Welcome Reception (Liquid Art Winery, 1745 Wildcat Creek Rd.)

 

Monday, July 29

7:30-8:30 am
Breakfast available at conference hotel

Monday meetings will be held at the K-State College of Business Building, 1301 Lovers Lane, located across the street from the hotel.

8:00-8:30 am
Registration

8:30-9:00 am
Welcome – Living the Land-Grant Mission
Ernie Minton, Dean, K-State College of Agriculture and Director, K-State Research and Extension

9:00-10:00 am
Agriculture Trade
Gregg Doud, Chief Agricultural Negotiator with the U.S. Trade Representative

10:00-10:30 am
Break

10:30 am-Noon
The Land-Grant Family – Partnerships Among the 1862s, 1890s and 1994s
Erin Riley, National Program Leader, USDA NIFA
Theresa Cooper, Assistant Dean for Diversity, Iowa State University
Zelia Wiley, Assistant Dean for Diversity, Kansas State University

Noon-1:30 pm
Lunch
K-State Student Panel Presentation

1:45-3:00 pm
Building Tomorrow’s Future Workforce

Introduction
Kelly Millenbah (moderator), Senior Associate Dean for the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources and Director of Student Affairs, Michigan State University

Status of Current Workforce and Future Needs
Marcos Fernandez, Associate Dean and Director of Academic Programs and Professor of Animal Science, Purdue University

Extension and Academics: Working Together to Foster Future Workforce Development
Chuck Hibberd, Dean and Director of Extension, University of Nebraska
Tiffany Heng-Moss, Dean, College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, University of Nebraska

Q&A, Discussion and Group Sharing

3:00-3:15 pm
Break

3:15-4:30 pm
Extension on Main – Rural Community Development
World Café with Community Vitality Representatives
Facilitated by North Central Regional Community Vitality Leaders

4:30-5:30 pm
Return to hotel for break

5:30-6:00 pm
Transport to Konza Prairie Biological Station

6:00-7:30 pm
Dinner and Reception (Konza Prairie Biological Station, 100 Konza Prairie Lane)
Welcome – Charles Taber, Provost and Executive Vice President, Kansas State University
Entertainment – Wayne Goins Jazz Combo

 

Tuesday, July 30

7:00-8:00 am
Breakfast available at conference hotel

Tuesday meetings will be held at the K-State Student Union, 918 N. 17th St. The first session will be in the Cottonwood room (2nd floor).

8:00-9:00 am
National and Regional Updates
CARET
USDA NIFA
APLU

9:00-9:30 am
Update from Cornerstone
Hunt Shipman, Cornerstone Government Affairs

9:30-9:45 am
Mini Land-Grant Wrap-up and Charge

Chuck Hibberd, Dean and Director of Extension, University of Nebraska

9:45-10:00 am
Break and transition to section meetings

10:00 am-Noon
Section meetings:
NC CARET
NC Deans/Administrative Heads
NCCEA Extension Deans/Directors
NCRA Experiment Station Directors

Noon
Boxed Lunches

Noon-5:00 pm
Section meetings (continued as needed):
NC CARET
NC Deans/Administrative Heads
NCCEA Extension Deans/Directors
NCRA Experiment Station Directors

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