RCAS Winter Meeting
Feb 5-8, 2011
Corpus Christi, Texas

Mission Statement:

The society shall strive to advance the acquisition and dissemination of scientific knowledge concerning the nature, use, improvement, and interrelationships of research center administration, scientific research, and new technology.



Program and Agenda:


Meeting Presentations

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Abstract (PDF)

Welcome to Texas Agriculture

Craig Nessler
Director of Texas AgriLife Research
Texas A&M University


Tennessee BioFuels Production - An Integrated Approach

Walt Hitch, Director

Plateau Research & Education Center

University of Tennessee

Working with Private Industry to Turn Food
into Methane

Gerald Reid, Manager Farm Operations

Ohio Agricultural Research & Development Center, Wooster, Ohio

The Ohio State University

Utah's On-Farm Mobile Oil Seed Press and

Biodiesel Processor

David Drake

Texas AgriLife Extension Service

Texas A&M University

Managing Research Facility Budgets
with Donations and Other Revenue Sources

Chuck Reid, Director
Land Management Office
Michigan State University


Can Creative Marketing Work for AgResearch
and Education Centers

Barry Sims, Director
Highland Rim Research & Education Center
University of Tennessee

Maintaining Quality Research with Reduced Funding

Merritt Taylor, Director
Wes Watkins Agricultural Research &
Education Center - Lane OK
Oklahoma State University

Planning, Coordination and Implementation
of the UT Milan No-Till Field Day

Blake Brown, Director
Milan Research & Education Center
University of Tennessee

Milan No-Till Field Day

Utilization of GPS Based Technology in Row
Crop Research and Bulk Production at the
Davis-Purdue Ag Center

Jeff Boyer, Superintendent
Davis-Purdue Agricultural Center
Purdue University

Role of Research Center Administrators in
Global Engagement - One Experience

Robert Dunker, Superintendent
Crop Sciences Research & Education Center
University of Illinois


Research Program Development and
Relationship with Project Leaders

Denny Thompson, Research Operations Manager
Mountain Horticultural Crops Research Station
North Carolina State University


When Diaster Strikes, Who's in Control?

Ken Scaife, Assistant to the Director, Field Operations
Ohio Agricultural Research & Development Center- Wooster
The Ohio State University


The Agricultural Research Service
Bioproducts Research Program

Paul Sebesta, Center Director
National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research


Keeping the Trailer Hooked to the Truck

Steve Hawkins, Assistant Director
Purdue Agricultural Center
Purdue University

(Presentation by Jim Beaty)

Tracking Employee Safety Training
with a Centralized Program

Chuck Reid, Director
Land Management Office
Michigan State University


Can My Safety Blog Help You?
Yes. Twice.

Jim Beaty, Superintendent
Agronomy Center for Research & Education
Purdue University

Opportunities in International Development -
An Afghanistan Experience

Rex Kirksey, Superintendent
Agricultural Science Centers at Tucumcari & Clovis
New Mexico State University


Controlling Vertebrate Pests in Research
Plots at Research Centers

Pete Schultz, Director
Hampton Roads Agricultural Research &
Extension Center
Virginia Tech University