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Saturday, December 1
 

TBA

Shuttle Departs from Marriott Hotel for Tuskegee University
Saturday December 1, 2018 TBA
Marriott Side Entrance 3700 Robert Trent Jones Trail, Opelika, AL

6:00pm

PAWC Early Registration
Participant registration

Saturday December 1, 2018 6:00pm - 8:00pm
 
Sunday, December 2
 

8:00am

PAWC Help Desk
Sunday December 2, 2018 8:00am - 10:00am
Marriott Exhibitor Lounge

10:00am

PAWC Conference Registration
Participant Registration

Sunday December 2, 2018 10:00am - 4:00pm
Marriott Exhibitor Lounge

10:00am

PAWC Student Competition Participant Registration
Registration for student competition participants ONLY

Sunday December 2, 2018 10:00am - 4:00pm
Conference Registration Desk 1 Booker T. Washington, Blvd. , Tuskegee, AL

11:00am

Student Graduate Oral Competition
GRADUATE ORAL
 
THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE CHURCH, LAND OWNERSHIP AND HEIR PROPERTY FOR THE AFRICAN AMERICAN COMMUNITY IN MACON COUNTY, ALABAMA
KARA WOODS, R. Zabawa (faculty advisor). Tuskegee University

PERFORMANCE OF SELECTED BIOPESTICIDES AGAINST MAJOR INSECT PESTS IN ORGANIC PRODUCTION OF SUMMER SQUASH IN ALABAMA.
SONU, KOIRALA BK, F. Quarcoo, (faculty advisor), A. Chitturi, K. Kpomblekou-A, D. Mortley, and W. McElhenney

THE EFFECT OF ORANGE PEEL AMENDMENTS ON PGPR-MEDIATED GROWTH ENHANCEMENT OF PEANUT
TANZIR HOSSAIN, R.Shange (faculty advisor), Tuskegee University

SCREENING COVER CROP BIOMASS FOR BIOGAS PRODUCTION
DOUGLAS CURTIS, K. Kpomblekou-A (faculty advisor),  D. Mortley, D. Alexander, M. Egnin, E. Kebede, and W. McEhlenney, Tuskegee University

CUTTING NON-TARGET VEGETATION IMPROVED SOLAR RADIATION INFLUX AND BIOMASS PRODUCTION IN WOODLANDS
SHAILES BHATTRAI, U. Karki (faculty advisor), S. Poudel, B. Paneru, and W. McElhenney, Tuskegee University

PET FOOD CUSTOMER PERCEPTIONS VS. COMPANY MARKETING
LONNIE HOBBS, JR. A.  Shanoyan (faculty advisor), Kansas State University
THE EFFECT OF ORANGE PEEL AMENDMENTS ON PGPR-MEDIATED GROWTH ENHANCEMENT OF PEANUT
MOHAMMAD HASSAN, J. Kloepper (faculty advisor) and M. Liles, Auburn University

THE IMPACT OF RACE AND REGION ON THE INCIDENCE OF HEIR PROPERTY IN ALABAMA
JABEKA MACKLIN, R. Zabawa (faculty advisor), F. Adalumo,  D. Alkordi, J. Macklin, and  K. Woods, Tuskegee University

THE ELUCIDATION OF THE EFFECTS OF INTERLEUKIN-6 ON PHOSPHORYLATED-STAT3 LEVELS IN TM4 CELLS
KHALDA FADALLA, O. Bolden-Tiller (faculty advisor) and E. Gilbreath, Tuskegee University

AN ASSESSMENT OF GROUNDWATER VULNERABILITY USING DRASTIC: A CASE STUDY IN ELMORE, MACON, & TALLAPOOSA COUNTIES
EMILIA TOLBERT, R. Shange (faculty advisor), Tuskegee University
 

Sunday December 2, 2018 11:00am - 4:00pm
Meeting Rooms F&G 1 Booker T. Washington Blvd. Tuskegee, AL

11:00am

Student Poster Competition
GRADUATE POSTER
WORKSHOP ON PRECONDITIONING OF BEEF CALVES: PRODUCER PARTICIPATION SURVEY ANALYSIS
AMANI LILTON, N. Gurung  (faculty advisor), A. Elliott, R. Johnson, W. McElhenney, D. McKenzie, B. R. Min, U. Karki, and N. O. Tackie, Tuskegee University

GROWTH PERIOD OF DIFFERENT BROWSE SPECIES SUITABLE FOR GRAZING SMALL RUMINANTS
BIDUR PANERU, U. Karki (faculty advisor), S. Bhattrai, and N. Ellis,  Tuskegee University

IDENTIFYING ADAPTATION STRATEGIES FOR MITIGATING CLIMATE CHANGE IMPACTS ON CROP YIELDS
DAJA ELUM, G. El-Afandi (faculty advisor). J. E-Quansah, S. Fall, and R. Ankumah, Tuskegee University.

ASSESSING SOCIAL JUSTICE IN ALABAMA USING GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS (GIS)
NICOLE NUNOO, R. Zabawa (faculty advisor) and S. Fall, Tuskegee University

EFFECTIVENESS OF DIFFERENT METHODS FOR MINIMIZING HAEMONCHUS CONTORTUS INFESTATION IN SMALL RUMINANTS – A META-ANALYSIS
NEVERSHI ELLIS, U. Karki (faculty advisor), S. Bhattrai, and B. Paneru, Tuskegee University

THE EFFECT OF THYMIC NURSE CELL (TNC) EXPOSURE ON THE UTERUS IN NZBWF1 MICE
EBONI PRICE, O. Bolden-Tiller (faculty advisor) M. Henderson, M. Martinez, C. Bradford, D. Fine, and T. Platt, Tuskegee University

THE EFFECTIVENESS OF THE SMALL RUMINANT WORKSHOP ON PRE-VETERINARY STUDENTS DURING THE 2018 AMERICAN PRE-VETERINARY MEDICINE ASSOCIATION NATIONAL SYMPOSIUM
TAYLOR FRANKLIN, N. Gurung (faculty advisor), N. Ryan, H. Higgins, R. Davis, and  F. Abrahamsen, Tuskegee University

VARIABILITY AND PATH COEFFICIENT ANALYSIS FOR YIELD ATTRIBUTING TRAITS OF MUNGBEAN (Vigna radiata L.)
BINITA SUBEDI, G. He (faculty advisor), Tuskegee University), G. Kohar, A. Khanal, S. Poudel, A. Basnet, P. Kandel, B. Acharya, Tribhuvan University, K. Dhakal, West Virginia State University, and  J. Shrestha, Nepal Agricultural Research Council

IMPACT OF LAND MANAGEMENT PRACTICES ON SELECTED SOIL PROPERTIES, ENZYME ACTIVITIES, AND BACTERIAL COMMUNITIES IN WINTER WHEAT
SANGITA KARKI, R. Shange (faculty Advisor), and R. Ankumah, Tuskegee University

INVASIVE PEST ANTS IN THE SOUTHEASTERN UNITED STATES: COMPARATIVE WATER RELATIONS AND DESICCATION TOLERANCE TO NATIVE ANT SPECIES
OLUFEMI AJAYI, H. Fadamiro (faculty advisor), A. Appel, R. Balusu, Auburn University, and L. Chen, Chinese Academy of Sciences

ANALYSIS OF THE FREQUENCY AND TRENDS OF CLIMATE EXTREMES IN ALABAMA AND GEORGIA (1988 – 2017)
AYOYINKA AINA, S. Fall (faculty advisor), J.E-Quansah, G. El-Afandi, and C. Bonsi, Tuskegee University

PHYTOREMEDIATION MODELING OF LEAD (Pb) UPTAKES IN SOIL USING NERIUM OLEANDER PLANT
NAIRA IBRAHIM, G. El-Afandi (faculty advisor), Tuskegee University

AGRITOURISM MICRO-CLUSTER NETWORKS AS A CATALYST FOR PROMOTING SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
OLUWATOYIN ADEBISI, D. Singh-Knight West (faculty advisor), West Virginia University

INTEGRATION OF PREDACEOUS STINKBUGS AND COTESIA MARGINIVENTRIS TO MANAGE FALL ARMYWORM SPODOPTERA FRUGIPERDA (LEPIDOPTERA: NOCTUIDAE)
JERMAINE PERIER, M. Haseeb (faculty advisor), Florida A&M University, and J. C. Legaspi, USDA, ARS-CMAVE

AMARANTH AND EGGPLANT: TWO CROPS WITH GREAT POTENTIAL FOR SMALL GROWERS.
R.V.VORSAH, B. N. Dingha (faculty advisor), M. Dwyer, S. Gyawaly, A. Bhowmik and L. E. N Jackai, N.C. A&T State University

 FINANCIALLY LITERATE ENTREPRENEURSHIP FOR RURAL YOUTH AND FAMILIES: A PILOT STUDY AT TWO SOUTH CAROLINA LOW- COUNTRY HIGH SCHOOLS
AARON GOLSON, W. Whitaker JR. (faculty advisor), S.C. State University

BELL PEPPERS AS A POTENTIAL TRAP CROP FOR THE BROWN MARMORATED STINK BUG, HALYOMORPHA HALYS
M.MENSAH-BONSU, B. N. Dingha (faculty advisor), L. E. N. Jackai, N.C. A&T State University

COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF LACTOBACILLUS AND BIFIDOBACTERIA SPECIES AS PROBIOTICS AND ASSESSMENT OF THEIR ANTI-INFLAMMATORY ABILITIES
QUE’NYAH RANDOLPH, D. Alexander (faculty advisor), Tuskegee University

DEVELOPMENT OF GEOSPATIAL INFORMATION SYSTEM FOR THE EFFICIENT MANAGEMENT OF THE TUSKEGEE NATIONAL FOREST
JOHN MEYERS, J. Essamuah-Quansah (faculty advisor), R. Shange, S. Fall, and R. Ankumah, Tuskegee University




UNDERGRADUATE POSTER
 
SERVICE-LEARNING IN FUNERAL HOMES AND GRAVEYARDS: STUDIES OF ETHNICITY, BIRTH YEAR AND LIFE SPAN
CAYLEN GOLDSBERRY, D. Alexander (faculty advisor), Tuskegee University

DETERMINATION OF EFFECTIVE DOSAGES OF COCCIDIA IN CHICKENS THROUGH TITRATION
NAOMI WALDON, O. Bolden-Tiller (faculty advisor) Tuskegee University, M. S. Abdul Rasheed, and R. Dilger University of Illinois – Champaign/Urbana

EFFECTS OF ERUCIC ACID COMPARED TO OTHER COMMON FATTY ACIDS ON RUMEN IN VITRO FIBER DIGESTIBILITY AND FERMENTATION
MIKAYLA JOHNSON, Tuskegee University, J. Anderson (faculty advisor) S. Dakota State University

CATALASE IN THE CAPRINE TESTIS
AALIYAH FINLEY, O. Bolden-Tiller (faculty advisor), D. Fine, C.  Bradford, and K.  Fadlallah, Tuskegee University

AN INVESTIGATION OF REV-ERB PROTEIN REPRESSION ON IL-17A EXPRESSION
AMALI STEPHENS, T. Cooper (faculty advisor) Iowa State University, S. Mosure and L.Solt, The Scripps Research Institute

EFFECTS OF FEEDING CORN OR BARLEY BASED FEED ON GROWTH PERFORMANCE AND CARCASS CHARACTERISTICS IN MEAT-GOAT KIDS
MARILINE HILARIE, K. Matthews (faculty advisor), Delaware State University

THE ROLE OF NITROGEN RESORPTION IN LEACHING AND SENESCING SWITCHGRASS (PANICUM VIRGATUM) LEAVES ON GLOBAL BIOGEOCHEMICAL PROCESSES
VALERIA CANO CAMACHO, E. Heaton (faculty advisor), Iowa State University

FACTORS INFLUENCING ADOPTION OF AGRICULTURAL INNOVATION PROMOTED BY THE IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY – UGANDA PROGRAM
MEGAN KEMP, D. Masinde (faculty advisor), Iowa State University

CHANGES IN PHYSICOCHEMICAL, NUTRITIONAL AND FUNCTIONAL PROPERTIES OF YELLOW BEAN WITH PROCESSING
JACQUILINE MAINA, EARTH University, A.Aryee (faculty advisor), Delaware State University

ALFALFA PRODUCTION RECOMMENDATIONS; INTERTWINING SINORHIOBIUM MELILOTI INOULATION WITH PHOSPHORUS NUTRIENT REQUIREMENTS PROVIDED BY POULTRY LITTER ASH
ZAHRIA DUNCAN, D. Mortley (faculty advisor) Tuskegee University, M. Reiter, and B. Scharf, Virginia Tech

NOT CRAZY: AN EXPLANATION FOR KAOLIN GEOPHAGIA IN MACON COUNTY ALABAMA
SYDNEY SIMS, D. Alexander (faculty advisor), J. Heath, Tuskegee University

AMERICAN TRYPANOSOMIASIS IN TUSKEGEE, AL
CHARESSE JOHNSON, D. Alexander (faculty advisor) and F. Quarcoo, Tuskegee University


Sunday December 2, 2018 11:00am - 4:00pm
Ballroom Atrium 1 Booker T. Washington Blvd., Tuskegee, AL 36088

11:00am

Student Undergraduate Paper Competition
Sunday December 2, 2018 11:00am - 4:00pm
Meeting Rooms D&E 1 Booker T. Washington Blvd., Tuskegee, AL

11:00am

Tomorrow’s Agricultural Professional Symposium – Student Professional Development Series
Sunday December 2, 2018 11:00am - 4:00pm
Ballroom C 1 Booker T. Washington Blvd., Tuskegee, AL 36088

3:00pm

Shuttle Bus Departs from Marriott to Tuskegee University
Sunday December 2, 2018 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Marriott Side Entrance 3700 Robert Trent Jones Trail, Opelika, AL

4:00pm

PAWC Opening Reception
Presiding:                                       Gregory Bernard, Tuskegee Univeristy

Greetings & Welcome:          Franklin Quarcoo, Tuskegee University
                                               
Remarks:                                      Walter Hill, Tuskegee University
                                                            Michon Oubichon, USDA – Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

Closing Comments:               Robert Zabawa, Tuskegee University

Sunday December 2, 2018 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Kellogg Conference Center Ballroom

6:00pm

9:00pm

PAWC Meet & Greet
Sunday December 2, 2018 9:00pm - 10:30pm
PAWC Hospitality Suite - Marriott

9:30pm

 
Monday, December 3
 

7:00am

Breakfast
Monday December 3, 2018 7:00am - 8:00am
Marriott Ballroom

7:00am

7:30am

PAWC Help Desk
Monday December 3, 2018 7:30am - 5:00pm
Marriott Ballroom Foyer

8:00am

76th PAWC Opening Plenary
Presiding:  Cindy Ayers Elliott, Foot Print Farms


Invocation:  Iris Cole-Crosby, University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff


Greetings & Welcome: Walter Hill, Tuskegee University


State Roll Call:  Rhonda Benton, Rhema Ranch


Recognition of Sponsors:  Catherine Barnett, Restaurant Opportunities Centers United, LLC
 
Introduction of Panelists: Raymon Shange, Tuskegee University



Beyond the Veil: Dialogue On Changing the World Through Agricultural Transformations and Sustainable Partnerships, Practices and Polices
  • Jasmine Ratliff, Tuskegee University
  • Asaud Frazier, Tuskegee University
  •  Monica A. Rainge, Federation of Southern Cooperatives/Land Assistance Fund
  • Gerry Jackson, US- Forest Service

Question and Answer Session

Monday December 3, 2018 8:00am - 9:30am
Marriott Ballroom

9:30am

Refreshment Break & Exhibit Hall
Monday December 3, 2018 9:30am - 10:00am
Marriott Ballroom

10:00am

Beyond the Veil: Changing the World Through Agricultural Transformations and Sustainable Partnerships, Practices and Policies
Identifying Challenges and Issues Impacting Socially Disadvantaged Farmers and Ranchers
Eloris Speight, Alcorn State University

Sustainable Partnerships for Community Development – Lessons and Best Practices
Prosper Doamekpor, Central State University and Tonda Nelson, Florida A & M University

Improving shared value through systems thinking at the Department of Agriculture Western Cape
Thembisile Mnisi, Western Cape Department of Agriculture

Moderators
IC

Iris Cole - Crosby

University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff

Speakers
PD

Prosper Doamekpor

Central State University
TM

Thembisile Mnisi

Western Cape Department of Agriculture
TN

Tonda Nelson

Florida A&M University
ES

Eloris Speight

Alcorn State University


Monday December 3, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
Meeting Room 3 - Marriott

10:00am

Developing a Framework for Engaging 1890 Land-Grant Universities in Disaster Education
The national Extension Disaster Education Network (EDEN) is seeking to fully engage 1890
Land-Grant Universities (LGUs) into EDEN and its resources. EDEN is a collaborative
multistate effort of Land Grant Universities and Sea Grant Extension Programs that delivers
science-based disaster education to clientele across the USA. Efforts to engage 1890s in EDEN
are both critical and timely, especially due to the increased frequency and intensity of disasters.

Speakers
WB

Warren Buchanan

Tuskegee University
ME

Michelle Elley

North Carolina A&T State University
GF

Gill Finley

Kentucky State University
RS

Rodney Stone

USDA-OPPE/Tuskegee University
FS

Finis Stribling

Tennessee State University


Monday December 3, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
Meeting Room 2 - Marriott

10:00am

Interactive Grant Writing Session
Please make plans to participate in this interactive grant writing session where your goals and objectives,, when well-articulated can result in successfully getting your project funded.  Advanced planning and preparation are the keys to successful grant writing. Are you responding to the questions put forward in the evaluation criteria? Do you have the commitment and support of your institutions or organizations in proposal submissions?   How do you request funding to conduct project work and convince the peer reviewers that funding requested is appropriate to complete project tasks? You will get the response to all these questions and a whole lot more at this interactive participatory workshop session. 

Moderators
DE

Denis Ebodaghe

USDA, National Institute of Food and Agriculture

Speakers
EC

Edwin Chavous

Kentucky State University
MS

Marion Simon

Kentucky State University
RZ

Robert Zabawa

Tuskegee University


Monday December 3, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
Meeting Room 1 - Marriott

10:00am

PAWC Agribusiness Showcase
The Professional Agricultural Workers Conference is showcasing Botanical Bites & Provisions, LLC and The Produce Tribe, LLC as its 2018 Small Farm Community Projects.  Botanical Bites & Provisions, LLC is a family owned and operated small ten acre farm in Virginia that produces naturally grown vegetables, small fruits and beautiful cut flowers. They recently added new apiary.   The Produce Tribe, LLC, was started in 2017 by Tuskegee University alumnus Mathew Robinson. The land has been in his family for four generations and is located in Stanton, TN.  They currently offer seasonal vegetables, medicinal herbs. Producers will share their challenges and successes in producing and marketing value-added products.

Moderators
RS

Raymon Shange

Tuskegee University

Monday December 3, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
Amphitheater - Marriott

10:00am

Tomorrow’s Agricultural Professional Symposium
Moderators
OB

Olga Bolden-Tiller

Tuskegee University
MB

Millicent Braxton

Tuskegee University
JR

Jasmine Ratliff

Tuskegee University

Speakers
JS

Janet Sullen

Tuskegee University


Monday December 3, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
Lobby Lounge

11:00am

Stretch Break
Monday December 3, 2018 11:00am - 11:30am
Marriott Breakroom

11:15am

Agricultural Economics
Dimensions of Rural Poverty 
Tracy Farrigan, Economic Research Service
 
Farm Safety Net for Small Farmers
Alejandra Plastina, Iowa State University

Farm Income Estimation
Carrie Litkowski, USDA

Moderators
DT

David Tackie

Tuskegee University

Speakers
TF

Tracy Farrigan

Economic Research Service
AP

Alejandra Plastina

Iowa State University


Monday December 3, 2018 11:15am - 12:20pm
Meeting Room 3 - Marriott

11:15am

Marijuana Cultivation as Horticulture
This workshop will be presented from the perspective of a cannabis grower and a university research scientist.  We will explore the distinctions in approach with determining outputs from hemp and marijuana, and we will also look at the nuances of growing and harvesting each plant. There will be discussion on seed selection, soil and conditions control in order to optimize outputs from both hemp and marijuana.

Moderators
Speakers
AB

Arby Barroso

Green Roads World
EG

Ellen Grizzle

University of Technology, Jamaica
DM

Desmond Mortley

Tuskegee University
WR

William Rennalls

Green Sustainable Strong, LLC


Monday December 3, 2018 11:15am - 12:20pm
Amphitheater - Marriott

11:15am

Practical Applications in Forest Science, Agroforestry and Forest Management
Silviculture Training in the Forest Service
David Gwaze, United States Forest Service

Floristic Composition of tree cover on cattle farms in the Southeast Region of Guatemala 
Jennifer Solis Flores, CATIE, Costa Rica

Silvopasture: From Ideas to Adoption
Steve Gabriel, Cornell University

Moderators
WB

Wilhelmenia Bratton

USDA, Forest Service

Speakers
JS

Jennifer Solis Flores

CATIE, Costa Rica
SG

Steve Gabriel

Cornell University
DG

David Gwaze

United States Forest Service


Monday December 3, 2018 11:15am - 12:20pm
Meeting Room 2 - Marriott

11:15am

Social & Economic Justice in Agriculture and Rural Communities
An Examination of the 1980 Emergency Land Fund Study on the Impact of Heir Property and Land Loss Due to Partition Lawsuits
Roy Copeland and William Buchannan, Valdosta State University

Gender and Rural Vitality: Empowerment through Women Community Groups
Pilela Majokweni and Joseph Molnar, Auburn University
 
Gender Matters: Masculinities among African-American Men Farming in North Carolin
Marcus Bernard, Federation of Southern Cooperatives and Rosalind Harris, University of Kentucky

Cultivating Land and Community: (Re) Imaging Black Women’s Connections and Relationship with Land and the Development of Community 
Christina Hylton, University of Georgia

Moderators
GJ

Gwendolyn Johnson

Tuskegee University

Speakers
MB

Marcus Bernard

Federation of Southern Cooperatives
WB

William Buchannan

Valdosta State University
RC

Roy Copeland

Valdosta State University
RH

Rosalind Harris

University of Kentucky
CH

Christin Hylton

University of Georgia
PM

Pilela Majokweni

Auburn University
JM

Joseph Molnar

Auburn University


Monday December 3, 2018 11:15am - 12:20pm
Meeting Room 1 - Marriott

11:15am

12:30pm

L.A. Potts Luncheon and Success Stories
Terry Liggins is the author of Get Your Row On – Reach and Win Your Transition to a Healthier You.   As a health Advocate, Terri could not always refer to herself as healthy. She suffered a heart attack at age 40. Several months later, came the diagnosis of a serious auto-immune disease. Over a twelve-year period, she researched ways to become disease -free, finding it in 2012 when introduced when introduced to the Living SuperfoodTM lifestyle banded by chef Keidi Awadu, a nutritional researcher.


  Celebrity chef, a dynamic main-stage speaker, and one of the most productive health-research writers for the generation, Chef Keidi Awadu is on a powerful mission to spread his unique gospel of perfect health.  He is the creator of the Living Superfood brand of nutrition-dense, raw vegan cuisine, as well as the author of six books touting the Living Superfood clinical nutrition system.

Moderators
RS

Ron Smith

Tuskegee University
GW

Gary Walton

Tuskegee University

Speakers
CK

Chef Keidi Awadu

Author and Speaker
WL

William Lennard

Tuskegee University (Retired)
TL

Terry Liggins

Author & Advocate


Monday December 3, 2018 12:30pm - 2:15pm
Marriott Ballroom

2:30pm

Innovations in Animal Science Research & Outreach Programs
Economic Implications of Year-Round Forage Production and Grazing Management
Lila Karki, Uma Karki, Tasha Hargrove, and Ntam Baharanyi, Tuskegee University

The potential of Indigenous Breeds To Resource Poor Communal and Emerging Farmers: A Review
Marguerite van Niekerk, Elsenburg Agricultural Training Institute, South Africa

Pasture and Grazing Management Education Program: Changing the Face of Small-Scale Livestock Operations in Alabama
Uma Karki and Lila Karki, Tuskegee University

Moderators
GP

George Paris

Tuskegee University

Speakers
NB

Ntam Baharanyi

Tuskegee University
TH

Tasha Hargrove

Tuskegee University
UK

Uma Karki

Tuskegee University
LK

Lila Karki

Tuskegee University


Monday December 3, 2018 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Meeting Room 3 - Marriott

2:30pm

Innovative Programs for Youth
Using Agriculture as a Vehicle for Change through Experiential Learning   (FAST TRACK)
Stephanie M. Elwood, Southern University Ag Center
 
Changing Agricultural Demographics in Kansas: Innovative diversity programing for student success and recruitment
Zelia Wiley, Tiffany Carter, and Lonnie Hobbs, Jr., Kansas State University
 
The Relationship Between Agricultural Literacy and Application of Literate Knowledge: A New Model for Agriculturalists 
James Lindner, Auburn University

Moderators
DW

Dreamel Worthen

Florida A&M University

Speakers
TC

Tiffany Carter

Kansas State University
SM

Stephanie M. Elwood

Southern University Ag Center
LH

Lonnie Hobbs

Kansas State University
JL

James Lindner

Auburn University
ZW

Zelia Wiley

Kansas State University


Monday December 3, 2018 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Meeting Room 1 - Marriott

2:30pm

NRCS Panel Discussion
The mission of the NRCS Outreach and Advocacy Division is to provide leadership to ensure that all programs and services are made accessible to all NRCS customers, fairly and equitably, with emphasis on reaching the underserved and socially disadvantaged farmers or ranchers and landowners. This interactive session will provide an opportunity for participants to engage with NRCS leaders and learn more about current programs.

Moderators
VD

Vivian Dickson

USDA - NRCS

Speakers
RH

Rosalind Harris

University of Kentucky


Monday December 3, 2018 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Amphitheater - Marriott

2:30pm

Workshop on FAMILY GPS to Realign Society's Systems
In these days of national and international fragmentation and discord, we invite interested 1890 Universities and other institutions to this workshop in which the participants will Lift Society’s Second Veil which is preventing us from seeing clearly that we are all members of one family. We introduce the FAMILY Global Positioning System, the Guidance System by which we will have to organize ourselves to realign society’s currently misaligned systems.

Moderators
SL

Suchet Loois

Tuskegee University (Retired)

Speakers
GE

Gamal El Afandi

Tuskegee University
MA

Marikis Alvarez

Delaware State Universtiy
RA

Ramble Ankumah

Tuskegee University
EK

Ellene Kebede

Tuskegee University


Monday December 3, 2018 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Meeting Room 2 - Marriott

2:30pm

Tomorrow’s Agricultural Professional Symposium
Monday December 3, 2018 2:30pm - 3:30pm

3:30pm

4:00pm

Beyond the Veil with MANRRS: Changing the Face of Agriculture through Sustainable Partnerships
MANRRS has been one of the primary drivers in engineering and guiding diverse candidates into food, agriculture, and natural resource industries.  Through effective partnerships with academia institutions, government agencies and private industry, MANRRS is able to service each point in the pipeline. Through effective outreach to local high achools and community groups, the Jr. MANRRS has been able to provide exposure and access to agricultural careers for underrepresented middle through high school students from rural and urban communities.  MANRRS has been instrumental in providing access and exposure to minorities in agriculture. In this session, we highlight best practices for establishing effective partnerships, sustaining key relationships, and demonstrating the return of investment on sponsorship
 

Moderators
OB

Olga Bolden-Tiller

Tuskegee University

Speakers
QT

Quentin Tyler

Michigan State University


Monday December 3, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Meeting Room 3 - Marriott

4:00pm

Conserving, Sustaining & Managing Our Natural Resources
Blueberry Cultivar Evaluations and Emerging Pest Management
Elina Coneva and Edgar Vinson, Auburn University
 
Management of Fusarium Crown Rot of Wheat with crop Rotation and Tillage Practices in the Western Cape, South Africa
Fagrie Arnold, Western Cape Department of Agriculture

Insect Population Dynamics and Performance of Organic Insecticides against Insect Pests of Summer Squash Grown in the Southeastern United States under Organic Cultivation Practices
Anitha Chitturi, Tuskegee University, Franklin Quarcoo and Kokoasse Kpomblekou-A, Tuskegee
University; Casey Barickman, Mississippi State University, Jeanine Davis, North Carolina State University; Desmond Mortley, Tuskegee University

Moderators
FQ

Franklin Quarcoo

Tuskegee University

Speakers
FA

Fagrie Arnold

Western Cape of Agriculture
CB

Casey Barickman

Mississippi State University
AC

Anitha Chitturi

Tuskegee University
EC

Elina Coneva

Auburn University
JD

Jeanine Davis

North Carolina State University
KK

Kokoasse Kpomblekou-A

Tuskegee University
DM

Desmond Mortley

Tuskegee University
FQ

Franklin Quarcoo

Tuskegee University
EV

Edgar Vinson

Auburn University


Monday December 3, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Meeting Room 2 - Marriott

4:00pm

The 2018 Farm Bill: New Protections, New Opportunities and What You Need to Know
The 2018 Farm Bill will be finalize after the November Elections.  The current Senate version of that bill includes important changes for African American and other Historically Underserved Producers, and the Community Based Organizations and 1890 and other Educational Institutions that serve them.  This panel will examine the pending changes and discuss strategies to guide farmers, CBO’s and 1890’s in using them.  Topics include but are not limited to: farm credit, industrial hemp, and FOTO.

Moderators
SH

Savonala Home, Esq.

Executive Director, North Carolina Association of Black Lawyers Land Loss Prevention Project

Speakers
QR

Quinton Robinson, Esq.

Policy Advisor, Rural Coalition
WT

Willard Tillman

Executive Director, Oklahoma Black Historical Research Project, Inc
JZ

John Zippert

Federation of Southern Cooperatives and Rural Coalition


Monday December 3, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Amphitheater - Marriott

4:00pm

The Intersection of Farms, Food and Health
Moderators
Speakers
SA

Sola Aina-Popoola

Tuskegee University
SD

Sheila De-Heer

Tuskegee University
BG

Brian Glover

Tuskegee University
TH

Tasha Hargrove

Tuskegee University
WH

Walter Hill

Tuskegee University
LH

LaTanyi Hunt-Haralson

Tuskegee University
LB

Lila B. Karki

Tuskegee University
RS

Raymon Shange

Tuskegee University
CW

Carloyn Wadlington

Tuskegee University


Monday December 3, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Meeting Room 1 - Marriott

5:00pm

PAWC Professional Poster Competition
PROFESSIONAL POSTERS
Increasing Cover Crop Diversity in Florida
Kaylene Sattanno, Sunehali Sharma, Carlene A. Chase, Marilyn E. Swisher, University of Florida
 
Yield and Consumer Preference of various Sweet Potato Varieties Grown in Virginia
Leonard Githinji and Hui Gao, Virginia State University
 
The Mental Health & Resilience of the Minority farmer: A Casualty of sustained Racism 
Tia Lennora Pierrot, BABI; Tony Gobert, Gwinnet Technical College; and Josie Gbadamosi, The Shady Grove Blueberry Patch
 
Inclusion & Diversity: A K-State Research & Extension Training Assessment
Lonnie Hobbs, Jr. and Zelia Wiley, Kansas State University
 
The Greenhand Leadership Conference: An Exciting Addition to Alabama FFA Programs 
Meredith Hall, James Linder, and Christopher Clemons, Auburn University

GMOs and Biodiversity:  A Case Study in Agricultural Ethics 
Jon Phillips, Ashlyn Pouvaranukoah, Gianluis Pimentel, California Polytechnic State University,

Rootstocks Enhance Viticulture Performance and Increase Yield of ‘Chardonel’ and Norton Grapes in Alabama 
Elina Coneva, Enfeng Xu, Raymond Kessler, Edgar Vinson and Matthew Price, Auburn University, Department of Horticulture, Auburn, AL

The Tyler Moore Family and Dallas County, Alabama: African-American Land- Grain & Loss 
Lydia Randolph

Understanding Food Security Needs Met by Campus Food Pantries 
Tegan Walker, Meredith Hall, James Lindner, Auburn University

Phytoremediation Modeling of Lead (Pb) Uptakes in soil using Nerium Oleander plant
Naira Ibrahim and Gamal El Afandi, Tuskegee University

A Progress Report from the Southeast Organic Partnership at Tuskegee University: Activities and Accomplishments in 2018
Leslie Grill, Kokoasse Kpomblekou-A, Franklin Quarcoo, Desmond Mortley, Anitha Chitturi, Wndell McElhenney, A. Bovell-Benjamin, Ellene Benjamin, Jeanine Davis; Tuskegee University and T. Casey Barickman, Mississippi State University

Monday December 3, 2018 5:00pm - 6:00pm

6:30pm

George Washington Carver Public Service Hall of Fame Awards Banquet
Presiding:        Ray McKinnie, Virginia State University
Innovation:     William Crutchfield, Virgina State University
Dinner
Induction into the Hall of Fame
Carver I: TBA
Carver II: TBA
Recognition of USDA 1890 Liasions:   Sophia Kirby, USDA APHIS

USDA/Office of Partnership and Public Engagement, Acting Director Mike Beatty

USDA/OPPE/Higher Education Initiative/1890 Programs, Acting Director Phyllis Holmes



USDA/1890 Program Liaisons
Alabama A&M University             Anthony Hudson
Alcorn State University Michael Trusclair
Central State University Isabel Brumley
Delaware State University Chandra Owens
Florida A&M University Belinda Bell
Fort Valley State University Karla M. Hollis
Kentucky State University Ed L. Thompson, Jr.
Langston University Dwight Guy
Lincoln University – Missouri Julius Moody
North Carolina A&T State University Larry Hartsfield
Prairie View A&M University Horace Hodge
South Carolina State University Travis Johnson
Southern University Allison Johnson

Recognition of Student Awards:   Gregory Bernard and Franklin Quarcoo, Tuskegee University

Closing Remarks: Walter Hill, Tuskegee University

Moderators
MR

M. Ray McKinnie

Virginia State University

Speakers
MB

Mike Beatty

Acting Director, USDA, Office of Partnership and Public Engagement
PH

Phyllis Holmes

Acting Director, USDA, Office of Partnership and Public Engagement


Monday December 3, 2018 6:30pm - 9:30pm
Marriott Ballroom
 
Tuesday, December 4
 

7:00am

Breakfast
Tuesday December 4, 2018 7:00am - 8:00am
Marriott Ballroom

7:00am

8:00am

Ralph Paige and Saul Wilson Lecture
Presiding:  Carl Butler, USDA

Remembrance of Ralph Paige & Saul Wilson:  Robert Zabawa, Tuskegee University

Introduction of Speaker:          Esmerelda Dickson, USDA National Agricultural Statistical Services

Speaker:  Hubert Hamer, USDA National Agricultural Statistical Services


Mr. Hamer is the Administrator of the National Agricultural Statistical Services (NASS). NASS is the statistical agency of USDA and conducts hundreds of surveys every year. Mr. Hamer is a graduate of Tennessee State University

Moderators
Speakers
HH

Huber Hamer

Administrator, USDA, National Agricultural Statistical Services
MO

Megan O'Reilly

USDA, NIFA


Tuesday December 4, 2018 8:00am - 9:30am
Marriott Ballroom

8:00am

PAWC Registration
Tuesday December 4, 2018 8:00am - 2:00pm
Marriott Exhibitor Lounge

9:30am

Break
Tuesday December 4, 2018 9:30am - 10:30am
Marriott Breakroom

10:00am

NIFA Grant Writing Workshop Part II
Taking the Lead: How Can Scientists from 1890 Universities & Other Minority Serving Institutions Build Multi-State, Multi-Institutional, Multi-disciplinary Projects
Jason Oliver, Tennessee State University, Kokoasse Kpomblekou-A, Tuskegee University, Cui Song, Middle Tennessee State

Establishing  Performance Measures
Lynn Khadiagala, USDA NIFA

Building a Strong Logic Model
Tom Bewick, USDA- NIFA

How to Navigate an RFA
Tom Bewick, USDA – NIFA

Moderators
TB

Tom Bewick

USDA-NIFA

Speakers
KK

Kokoasse Kpomblekou-A

Tuskegee University
JO

Jason Oliver

Tennessee State University
CS

Cui Song

Middle Tennessee State University


Tuesday December 4, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
Meeting Room 3 - Marriott

10:00am

Small Farm Issues
 
Marketing Strategies and Radio Broadcasting Tips for Small Farmers
Elizabeth Myles & Jermone Myles, Sr. Alcorn State University
 
Using Marketing Plans and Strategies to Manage Risk 
Laurence Crane, National Crop Insurance Service
 
Working with Immigrant Beginning Farmers and Ranchers in El Paso del Norte Region
Amelia Soto-Sanchez, National Immigrant Farming Initiative

Moderators
MR

Miles Robinson

Tuskegee University

Speakers
LC

Laurence Crane

National Crop Insurance Service
EM

Elizabeth Myles

Alcorn State University
AS

Amelia Soto-Sanchez

National Immigrant Farming Initiative
JM

Jerome Myles, Sr.

Alcorn State University


Tuesday December 4, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
Meeting Room 2 - Marriott

10:00am

Social and Economic Justice
Cultivating Sustainable Race Equity Reform through Curricular, Extracurricular and Community Engagement Initiatives
Kenya Washington Johnson, Florida A & M University

Climate Risks, Racism & Red Cedar: Tracing the Failures & Potential of Farm Bill Conservation Policy in Oklahoma 
Colton Fagundes, Tracy Watson, & Garrett Grady-Lovelace, American University
 
Understanding Food Systems in Mississippi: An Examination of the Prevalence of Food Insecurity 
Cassandra Hawkins, Mississippi Valley State University

Social Forces Shaping the Future of Rural Black Belt Communities 
Andrew Zekeri, Tuskegee University

Moderators
AP

Alice Paris

Tuskegee University (Retired)

Speakers
CF

Colton Fagundes

American University
GG

Garrett Grady-Lovelace

American University
CH

Cassandra Hawkins

Mississippi Valley State University
KW

Kenya Washington Johnson

Floriday A&M University
TW

Tracy Watson

American University
AZ

Andrew Zekeri

Tuskegee University


Tuesday December 4, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
Amphitheater - Marriott

10:00am

Sustainable Agricultural Practices
The Effect of Orange Peel Amendments on PGPR-Mediated Growth Enhancement of Peanut 
Mohammad Hassan, Mark Liles, and Joseph Kloepper, Auburn University

Enhancing Biological Research Through Farmer-Driver Methods
Alia DeLong, Kaylene Sattanno, Carlene Chase, Xin Zhao, Oscar Liburd, and Zhifeng Gao, University of Florida
 
Coming in from the Cold: Medical Cannabis for Sustainable Development 
Ellen Grizzle and Rasheed Perry, University of Technology, Jamaica

Moderators
WC

William Crutchfield

Virginia State University

Speakers
CC

Carlene Chase

University of Florida
AD

Alia DeLong

University of Florida
EG

Ellen Grizzle

University of Technology, Jamaica
MH

Mohammad Hassan

Auburn University
JK

Joeseph Kloepper

Auburn University
OL

Oscar Liburd

University of Florida
ML

Mark Liles

Auburn University
RP

Rashaad Perry

University of Technology, Jamaica
KS

Kaylene Sattanno

University of Florida
XZ

Xin Zhao

University of Florida


Tuesday December 4, 2018 10:00am - 11:15am
Meeting Room 1 - Marriott

11:00am

Coffee Break
Tuesday December 4, 2018 11:00am - 11:15am
Marriott Breakroom

11:15am

Agriculture in the Classroom
Mutual Benefits of International Partnerships
Lindsey Coleman, Texas A&M University
 
Assessing Teacher Practices Related to Precision Agriculture in Secondary Agriculture Education 
Abigail Heidenreich, Auburn University

The Moses Project & Sweat Equity 
Curtis Pitts, The Moses Project

Speakers
LC

Lindsey Coleman

Texas A&M University
AH

Abigail Heidenreich

Auburn University
CP

Curtis Pitts

The Moses Project
ZW

Zelia Wiley

Kansas State University


Tuesday December 4, 2018 11:15am - 12:20pm
Meeting Room 1 - Marriott

11:15am

Disaster and Agriculture Emergency Management
Weather Disasters Preparedness Prediction Program at Tuskegee University – Case Study: Prediction of Hurricane Michael Over Alabama 
Gamal El Afandi, Hassan Aboelkhair, and Souleymane Fall,Tuskegee University

The Impact of the Recent Drought on Agriculture in the Western Cape (WC)
Phillip Michau, Western Cape Department of Agriculture, South Africa

The Woolfolk Related Arsenic and Lead Contamination Four Decades Ago
Ovigueroye Ojarikre, Jacques Surrency, Samples Oreta, and Clarence Riley, Fort Valley State University

Speakers
HA

Hassan Aboelkhair

Tuskegee University
GE

Gamal El Afandi

Tuskegee University
SF

Soulemayne Fall

Tuskegee University
PM

Phillip Michau

Western Cape Department of Agriculture, South Africa
OO

Ovigueroye Ojarikre

Fort Valley State University
SO

Samples Oreta

Fort Valley State University
CR

Clarence Riley

Fort Valley State University
RS

Rodney Stone

USDA-OPPE/Tuskegee University
JS

Jacques Surrency

Fort Valley State University


Tuesday December 4, 2018 11:15am - 12:20pm
Meeting Room 2 - Marriott

11:15am

From the Farm to the Kitchen: Can Producer Cooperatives & Consumer Groups Eliminate the Middlemen?
What would the structure of a community based food system consist of in order to be sustainable for small farmers and market gardeners? How could a direct to consumer model benefit the profitability of the farmer and provide quality fresh fruits and vegetables at a competitive price to a broad base of consumers?
Are there any models presently in existence that are inclusive of reaching and servicing individuals and families in food deserts?

Moderators
WT

Willie Torre

Community Gardner/Food Advocate, Cross Culture Community

Speakers
MB

Myra Bryant

Federation of Southern Cooperatives
BW

Brennan Washington

Southern SARE
BW

Bobby Wilson

Metro Atlanta Urban Farm


Tuesday December 4, 2018 11:15am - 12:20pm
Amphitheater - Marriott

11:15am

USDA-NIFA Workshop
Establish Performance Measures
Lynn Khadiagala, USDA- NIFA

Build a Strong Logic Model
Tom Bewick, USDA – NIFA

Building Project Teams Through Hatch Multi-State Project Participation
Sarah White, USDA -  NIFA

Speakers
TB

Tom Bewick

USDA-NIFA
SW

Sara White

USDA-NIFA


Tuesday December 4, 2018 11:15am - 12:20pm
Meeting Room 3 - Marriott

12:30pm

Memorial Luncheon
Tennessee State University

Tuesday December 4, 2018 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Marriott Ballroom

2:15pm

Break
Tuesday December 4, 2018 2:15pm - 2:30pm
Marriott Ballroom

2:30pm

Cannabis Legalization and The Agriculturalist: How to Get Engaged and Stay on The Right Side of The Law
Moderators
Speakers
AB

Arby Barroso

Green Roads World CBD
MD

Marla Dickerson

Southern University
RM

Roz McCarthy

Minorities 4 Medical Marjuana
BP

Bobby Phills

Southern University
WR

William Rennalls

Green Roads World CBD


Tuesday December 4, 2018 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Meeting Room 1 - Marriott

2:30pm

Financial Management
Moderator:                              Catherine Barnett, ROC

Part I:                                    
Title:                                       Money Power: Wise Decisions About Your Money
Presenter:                            Joanne Bankston, Kentucky State University
Description:
The importance of financial education workshops, seminars, and classes cannot be understated as a means of increasing student knowledge in personal finance.  Money Power:  Wise Decisions About Your Money and Your Life.

Part II:
 
Title:                                        Strategic Management of Resources in the 1890 Community
Presenter:                            Eloris Speight, Alcorn State University
 
Description:
Given the current climate of declining public funds (federal and state), land-grant universities, like others are challenged with revitalizing their mission to better serve the needs of the community. These universities must adjust research, extension and teaching programs to address societal concerns.  This presentation provides a process, along with tools and techniques for the strategic management of resources that can be used by 1890 university leadership and staff to engage community partners in the creation of a shared strategic vision.

Moderators
Speakers
JB

Joanne Bankston

Kentucky State University
ES

Eloris Speight

Alcorn State University


Tuesday December 4, 2018 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Meeting Room 2 - Marriott

2:30pm

2:30pm

2:30pm

USDA-NIFA Workshop
Common Mistakes from a Program’s Specialist’s Viewpoint
Megan O’Reilly, USDA – NIFA

Education Specific Programs & 1890 Specific Programs
Antonio McLaren, USDA NIFA

AFRI Commodity Boards
Pusha Kathir, USDA NIFA

Speakers
TB

Tom Bewick

USDA-NIFA
PK

Pusha Kathir

USDA-NIFA
MO

Megan O'Reilly

USDA, NIFA


Tuesday December 4, 2018 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Meeting Room 3 - Marriott

2:30pm

Break
Tuesday December 4, 2018 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Marriott Breakroom

4:00pm

4:00pm

An Overview of the New Farmers of America
Moderators
NA

Nathaniel Alan Sheppard

Former NFA State Officer

Speakers
LC

Lawrence Carter

Former NFA Member
CT

Clinton Turner

Former NFA Member


Tuesday December 4, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Lobby Lounge

4:00pm

Sustainable Agricultural Practices
Moderator:                              Alexis Cole, University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff
Part I:                                                            
 
Title:                                       Specialty Mushroom Production: Expanding the Opportunity for Small Farms
Presenter:                               Steve Gabriel, Cornell University
Description: 
Cornell Small Farms has been working to develop extension resources and tools to support both rural and urban growers get into specialty mushroom farming. This workshop will introduce participants to outdoor log-grown shiitake and indoor oyster mushrooms production systems with hands-on demonstrations and review economic models for each production system. Group discussion will explore how practitioners and educations see their audience adopting mushroom production in their own local contexts.


Part II
Title:                                       Cover crop options for hot and humid areas               
Presenter:                               Justin Duncan, National Center for Appropriate Technology

Moderators
AC

Alexis Cole

University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff

Speakers
JD

Justin Duncan

National Center for Appropriate Technology
SG

Steve Gabriel

Cornell University


Tuesday December 4, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Meeting Room 1 - Marriott

4:00pm

5:15pm

Buses Depart to Kellogg Conference Center in Tuskegee
Tuesday December 4, 2018 5:15pm - 5:30pm
Marriott Side Entrance 3700 Robert Trent Jones Trail, Opelika, AL

6:30pm

9:00pm