Board for International Food and Agricultural Development
- Thursday, April 9, 2015 from 1:00pm to 5:00pm
- Strand Union Building, Ballroom A and various campus locations - view map
1:00 pm – 1:30 pm
BIFAD PUBLIC MEETING
USAID Feed the Future Research Priorities
Ballroom A, Strand Union Building
Presentation by: Rob Bertram, USAID
1:30 pm – 2:45 pm
PANEL: Effective Developments for Enhanced Nutrition in Smallholder Farming
Ballroom A, Strand Union Building
- Dr. Glenn Duff, Department Head, Animal & Range Sciences
- Dr. David Sands, Professor, Plant Pathology
- Dr. Edward Dratz, Professor, Chemistry & Biochemistry
- Dr. Florence Dunkel, Associate Professor, Entomology
Question/Answer and Comment Period by BIFAD Members
3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
BIFAD Member Outreach Sessions
Various Locations on Montana State University campus
Session #1: Agricultural and Development Economics Q&A Session with Brady Deaton
Linfield Hall 406 (3:30 PM - 4:30 PM)
Dr. Brady Deaton, BIFAD Board Chairman and Chancellor Emeritus, will discuss his advisory role on BIFAD and his views regarding food security, resilience and agricultural development during an informal Q&A session with students and faculty. Dean Nicol Rae and Dr. Sarah Janzen, Assistant Professor in Agricultural Economics will host.
Dr. Nicol Rae, Dean, College of Letters & Science
Session #2: How College of Agriculture students and faculty can contribute to the task of feeding the world/advancing sustainable human and institutional capacity development at home and abroad
College of Agriculture for Tour (3:00 PM – 3:55 PM);
138 Animal Bioscience Building for Panel (4:00 PM – 4:45 PM)
Dr. Gebisa Ejeta, Distinguished Professor at Purdue University, Dr. Miley Gonzalez, Deputy Director General of CATIE, and Dr. Mark Varner, Senior Counselor of BIFAD, will tour of the College of Agriculture and engage with students. After the tour, the three guests will participate in a panel.
Dr. Charles Boyer, VP for Agriculture & Dean, College of Agriculture (Dr. Gebisa Ejeta)
Dr. Glenn Duff, Department Head, Animal & Range Sciences (Dr. Mark Varner)
Dr. Jeff Bader, Director, Montana State University Extension (Dr. I. Miley Gonzalez)
Session #3: Entrepreneurship and International Development
Reid Hall 108 (3:30 PM – 4:30 PM)
The accomplished businessman and public servant, Marty McVey, will present "Entrepreneurship and International Development" in a free and open-to- the-public lecture.
Dr. Kregg Aytes, Dean, Jake Jabs College of Business & Entrepreneurship
Session #4: Student Engagement in the College of Engineering
Roberts Hall & Other Locations within the College of Engineering
Dr. Harold Martin, Chancellor of North Carolina A&T State University, will tour Montana State College of Engineering Facilities with stops to meet with select members of the college's undergraduate student body. This will include visits with student and faculty engaged with the Engineers Without Borders student chapter, with student members of the Norm Asbjornson Innovation Center building committee who planned and led the LEED efforts for this project, and with students engaged as undergraduate research scholars.
Dr. Brett Gunnink, Dean, College of Engineering
Session #5: Rooting Sustainable Futures
Alumni Legacy Lounge
Susan Owens, Executive Director of BIFAD, will meet various staff members and students in the Division of Student Success, in order to learn about how the Division fosters student leadership, engagement and learning.
Dr. Chris Kearns, Vice President for Student Success
Session #6: Global Food Security: Meeting the Challenge
Procrastinator Theatre, Strand Union Building (3:05 PM – 4:00 PM, with reception to follow)
A discussion with two international development experts - Dr. Robert Bertram, Chief Scientist in USAID's Bureau for Food Security, will address "Improving Food Security: Feed the Future's Role in Meeting the Challenge," followed by Dr. Montague "Tag" Demment discussing "Building Human Capital in Developing Countries: Nutrition plus Education Equals Sustainable Development." Q&A will follow. All MSU students and faculty, as well as the Bozeman community are invited to attend. An informal reception will follow.
Dr. Renee Reijo Pera, Vice President of Research and Economic Development (Dr. Robert Bertram)
Dr. Linda Young, Department Head, Political Science (Dr. Tag Demment)
- President's Office