Chuck Hassebrook, Center for Rural Affairs

9:40

Q&A Session

10:10–10:30

Break

10:30

Overall Funding for Agricultural Research and Information Transfer Issues

Noel Keen, University of California, Riverside

11:00

Impact of Biotechnology Research and Producer Access to Information

Ken Olson, American Farm Bureau

11:30

Genomics and GMOs: Dealing with Public Opinion and Policy Needs from an International Perspective

Robert Goodman, University of Wisconsin, Madison

12:00 noon

Q&A Session

12:30–1:30pm

Lunch

1:30

Small Farms and Federal Funding—Farmer’s Perspective

Glenn Anderson, Organic Farms, Hilmar, California

2:00

Minorities and Public Research

Daniel Mountjoy, Natural Resources Conservation Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture

2:30

Sustainable Agriculture and the Salad Bar Project

Michelle Mascarenhas, Occidental College, Los Angeles

3:00

Q&A Session

3:30–3:50

Break

3:50

Publicly Funded Agricultural Research—Perspective from the Biological Sciences

Cal Qualset, University of California, Davis



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