USDA Funder Focus: An Overview & Proposal Considerations for USDA Agencies & Initiatives

27 Mar 1:00 pm
Location

Bost North Auditorium, In-person and Virtual

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1:00                     Welcome and Introduction of Keynote Speaker – Stephanie Hyche, Director, Office of Research Development

1:10 – 1:40         Keynote Speaker(s): USDA representative(s)

1:40 – 2:00         Dr. Cassie McGee, Special Project Grant Coordinator, MAFES Administration Discussion on USDA agency/branches that have COMPETITIVE funding

2:00 – 2:20         Tina Kinard, Associate Director, Office of Sponsored Projects Discussion on USDA agency/branches that support NON-COMPETITIVE

2:30 – 3:00         MSU Administrative Panel Discussion (Moderator: LeLe Kirkpatrick, ORD)

Sonya Baird, Manager of Facilities and Research, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Entomology & Plant Pathology

Natalie Belk, Contract and Grant Specialist II, MAFES

Matt Capella, Program and Grant Development Specialist, MSU Extension Administration

Haleigh Fason, Contract and Grant Specialist II, FWRC

Tina Kinard, Associate Director, Office of Sponsored Projects

Mary Ann Latham, Program and Grant Development Specialist, MAFES

KarLee Perkins, Grants and Contracts Administrator, Office of Sponsored Projects

3:10 – 4:00         MSU Faculty Panel of USDA Awardees (Moderator: Stephanie Hyche, ORD)

                             Dr. Mark Shankle, Research Professor, Pontotoc Ridge-Flatwoods Branch (NIFA)

                             Dr. Ashley Schulz, Assistant Professor, Forestry (Forest Service & Outreach)

                             Dr. Mohammad Marufuzzaman, Associate Professor & Graduate Coordinator, Industrial & Systems Engineering (NIFA)

Dr. Drew Gholson, Assistant Professor & Coordinator, NCAAR, Delta Research & Extension Center (ARS/NRCS)

Dr. Mary Nelson Roberston, Assistant Professor, School of Human Sciences (Early Career/NIFA)