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Title: Summary of OICDUSDA cooperative agreement activities progress report, plans for 198283, relationship of the OICDUSDA cooperative agreement to the new USAID cooperative agreement
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Creator: Hildebrand, Peter E
United States -- Dept. of Agriculture. -- Office of International Cooperation and Development
United States -- Dept. of Agriculture
University of Florida -- Food and Resource Economics Dept
Publisher: University of Florida
Place of Publication: Gainesville, Fla.
Publication Date: August 9, 1982
Copyright Date: 1982
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I A- I UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA
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GAINESVILLE, FLORIDA 32611
FOOD AND RESOURCE ECONOMICS DEPARTMENT (904) 392-1860
1125 McCARTY HALL

MEMORANDUM



TO: Dr. William S. Hoofnagle
Deputy Administrator, OICD/USDA


FROM: Dr. Peter E. Hildebrand A
Professor

DATE: August 9, 1982

SUBJECT: Summary of OICD/USDA Cooperative Agreement Activities:
Progress Report, Plans for 1982/83, Relationship of
the OICD/USDA Cooperative Agreement to the new USAID
Cooperative Agreement.


Progress Report, 1981/82

Progress has been substantial in most, if not all aspects of the
FSR/E Program during the 1981/82 period. In the entire program, financed
by state funds, contract funds and funds from the Cooperative Agreement,
there are now a total of 10 full-time professionals and a significant
number of part-time faculty, graduate students and other university
collaborators (see Annex 1). Obviously, there are a large number of pro-
fessionals obtaining funding from other sources. In particular, it is
satisfying to note that there are now two full-time, state tenure-track
lines in the FSR/E program (Hildebrand and French). Another state line
is anticipated in 1982/83.

Annex 2 is a listing of all the activities conducted by the north
Florida FSR/E team during the 1981/82 period. Initially, two problems
seemed to be priority. One was an alternative for the corn crop which
has been a near disaster for several years in the project area and never
has been a particularly good crop. However, it fills;adefinite need in
the systems of the small farms and winter wheat may be an accpetable
alternative. Many of the farm systems are a mixed crop-livestock operation
in which forage is often a constraint. Therefore, alternative forages
also appeared to be priority to the north Florida FSR/E team. Summaries
of the wheat and perennial peanut research schemes appear as Annexes 3 and 4.

Institutionalization of the FSR/E program proceeded during the year,
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE AGRICULTURAL EXPERIMENT STATIONS COOPERATIVE EXTENSION SERVICE


SCHOOL OF FOREST RESOURCES AND CONSERVATION


CENTER FOR TROPICAL AGRICULTURE






Dr. William S. Hoofnagle 2 August 9, 1982
MEMORANDUM


but more still needs to be accomplished before it will be firmly established
in the infrastructure of the University. A current organization chart is
shown in Annex 5.

Members of the FSR/E Program participated in a number of professional
activities and meetings and in technical assistance in several countries.
These activities are summarized in Annexes 6 and 7.

Plans for 1982/83

An in-house review and planning workshop was held June 30 July 2
in which the activities of the previous year were evaluated and plans,
based on progress the year before were made. A summary of the projects
for the north Florida team is in Annex 8.

Internationally, a short course on the design and analysis of on-farm
agronomic trials was programmed for Honduras, but that was cancelled at
the last moment. The same course is now programed for Malawi, probably
in October. A Workshop covering the same topic is scheduled in San Jose,
Costa Rica Spetember 5-11 in conjuction with OICD/USDA and IICA. It is
anticipated that a book (or some sort of publication) will result from
this workshop that will be valuable both for training and technical assistance.

Relationship to the new AID Cooperative Agreement

The FSR/E program at the University of Florida is completely integrated.
Several departments are included and there are research, extension, training
and technical assistance activities both at the domestic and the international
levels. A number of the professionals in the program participate in both the
domestic and the international activities. However, the north Florida project,
which is partially financed by the OICD/USDA Cooperative Agreement, is con-
sidered as the home-base for all other activities, and as such, remains as the
topmost priority in the entire project.

The Universtity of Florida recently received a Cooperative Agreement
from USAID to lead world-wide training, technical assistance, networking
and state-of-the art research in Farming Systems Research and Extension Methods.
It is our view that this new program will not only be complementary to, but
will strengthen the north Florida project. We have not had time to evaluate,
throughly, the impact of the new program nor all that it will entail, but we
envision that it will result in a net increase in the resources available
for working in the north Florida project and in this manner, will enhance the
technical assistance capability of the personnel on that team.

It is still too early to estimate what the total impact of the new
project will be on the north Florida project, but one thing is certain. That
project is viewed as a formal project with the farmers of the state of Florida,
and as such it will not be jeopardized.







Dr. William S. Hoofnagle


MEMORANDUM


Summary

The University of Florida FSR/E Program of which the north Florida
project is a part, has made many strides in the last year. We are learning
much more about the institutionalization of such a program and the relation-
ships between research and extension. These results will be invaluable in
foreign technical assistance. Other methods which were instigated abroad
are being refined and will be available for training and technical assistance.
A large number of professional personnel has been trained in the past year,
increasing the number of experienced persons available for technical assistance,
both in the US and abroad. Finally, some significant advances have been
made in looking for alternatives for the small farmers of north Florida.


PEH/gldv

Enclosures


August 9, 1982





ANNEX 1


FSR/E PERSONNEL, UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA


Field


Primary
FSR/E Component


FULL TIME FACULTY


P. E. Hildebrand
E. C. French
James C. Jones
Marilyn Swisher
George Clough
James Dean
Noel Beninati
Art Hansen
Anita Spring
Craig Smith


Professor
Asst. Prof.
Vis. Asst. Prof.
Asst. Res. Sci.
Asst. in Farm. Syst.
Asst. in Farm. Syst.
Biologist
Assoc. Prof.
Assoc. Prof.
Vis. Assoc in Anth


Agri. Econ.
Agronomy
Anthropology
Soil Science
Veg. Crops
Anth/Ag Econ
Agronomy
Anthropology
Anthropology
Agronomy


Coordinator
Leader, No. Fla. Team
Int'l Training
No. Fla. Team
No. Fla. Team
No. Fla. Team
No. Fla. Team
Malawi Project
Malawi Project
Malawi Project


PART TIME FACULTY


Chris 0. Andrew
Robert K. Waugh
Edgardo Moscardi
Dennis Purvis
Sherman Pasley
Della McMillan


GRADUATE STUDENTS

Dwight Schmidt
Ramiro Ortiz
Francisco Romero
Juan Herbas
John Wake
Bruce Dehm

OTHER COLLABORATORS

Gordon Prine
D. D. Baltensperger
C. K. Hiebsch
F. P. Gardner
John VanSickle
H. H. Van Horn
W. G. Blue
Carl Barfield
W. C. Smith
John Woeste
Christina Gladwin
Van Crowder
H. L. Popenoe


Professor
Vis. Prof.
Assoc. Res. Sci.
Asst. Res. Sci.
Asst. Res. Sci.
Asst. Dir. Af. Center


PhD Candidate
PhD Candidate
PhD Candidate
M.S. Candidate
M. S. Candidate
M. S. Candidate


Professor
Asst. Prof.
Asst. Prof.
Professor
Asst. Prof.
Professor
Professor
Assoc. Prof.
County Ext. Dir.
Dean for Extension
Asst. Prof.
Asst. to Dir. Int.
Dir. Int'l Prog.


Agri. Econ.
Animal Science
Agri. Econ.
Agri. Econ.
Agronomy
Anthropology


Anthropology
Agronomy
Dairy Science
Agronomy
Agri. Econ.
Agri. Econ.


Agronomy
Agronomy
Agronomy
Agronomy
Agri. Econ.
Dairy Science
Soil Science
Entomology
Extension
Extension
Agri. Econ.
Pr.Communications
Soil Science


Administration
Int'l Training
Ecuador Project
Malawi Project
Malawi Project
Int'l Training


Fl a.
Fla.
Fla.
Fla.
Fla.
Fla.


Team
Team
Team
Team
Team
Team


No. Fla. Team
No. Fla. Team
No. Fla. Team
No. Fla. Team
No. Fla. Team
No. Fla. Team
No. Fla. Team
No. Fla. Team
No. Fla. Team
Administration
Training
Int'l Admin.
Int'l Admin.


Na m e


Title




ANNEX 2


CHARACTERIZATION OF THE SMALL FARMS IN SUWANNEE
AND COLUMBIA COUNTIES

Sondeo
Social and Economic Characteristics
Extension Implications
Women on the Farm
Biophysical Constraints
Management and Learning Curve

WINTER WHEAT AS AN ALTERNATIVE

Winter Wheat as an Alternative to Corn on North Florida
Family Farms

Florida 301 Wheat On-Farm Evaluation

Wheat Time of Planting Trial

Fertilizer Application on Wheat Planted Alone and
Planted Into Established Perennial Peanut Stands

Florida 301 Wheat Grazing Trial

Wheat Enterprise Records


PERENNIAL PEANUT AS AN ALTERiATIVE FORAGE CROP

Perennial Peanut Establishment

Herbicide Grass Control in an Established Perennial
Peanut Stand

Herbicide Evaluation in the Establishment of Perennial
Peanut

Nitrogen Cycling in Perennial Peanut

Method of Planting Wheat into Established Perennial
Peanut Stands

Rye and Ryegrass Overseeded into Established Perennial
Peanut Stands

Interplanting of Summer Crop (Corn, Sorghum, Millet)
Into Recently Established Perennial Peanut Stand

Perennial Peanut as a Living Mulch in Associated Corn

Herbicide Evaluation For Weed Control in Corn in
Recently Planted Perennial Peanut

Perennial Peanut as an Alternative Forage Crop






ANNL;; 2- 2







OTHER ALTERNATIVE FORAGES AND GRAINS

Millet-Pigeon Pea Intercrop as an Alternative Forage
System

Alyceclover On-Farn Trials

Grain Amaranth Screening

SOIL FERTILITY AND MOISTURE MANAGEMENT

Overlaid Trials on Corn

Fertilizer Recommendation and Use

P, K, and Mg Fertilizer Level Trials With Soybean




ANNEX 3


Wheat Research Scheme '81-82.








ANNEX 4


PERENNIAL PEANUT RESEARCH SCHEME 81-82

I PERENNIAL PEANUT SYSTEMS I






ANNEX 5


FSR/E Administrative
Coordinating Committee -


Short courses
Implementation


FSR/E Minors
Formal courses
Short courses


Annex Organization Chart, Farming Systems Research and Extension Program
Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences
University of Florida






1/ Associate Director, International Programs (Chm)
Dean for Extension
Dean for Research
Dean for Resident Instruction


2/ 10 Department Chairpersons from IFAS


Research
Extension




ANNEX 6


NATIONAL ACTIVITIES AND PROFESSIONAL MEETINGS OF FSR/E PERSONNEL 1981-82


1. Invited D per, "Towards an Agro-Socioeconomic Methodology" at the annual
meetings of the American Sociological Association in Toronto by Peter
Hildebrand.

2. Invited paper, "Role, Potential and Problems of Farming Systems Research
and Extension: Developing Countries vs. United States" at the Farming
Systems Research Symposium, Kansas State University by Peter Hildebrand.

3. Seminar and consulting in FSR/E at the University of Minnesota by
Peter Hildebrand.

4. Seminar on FSR/E at North Carolina A&T Univ. by Peter Hildebrand.

5. Participation in Short Course in Spanish on FSR/E and Irrigation Practices
at Utah State University by Peter Hildebrand and E. C. French.

6. Contributed paper, "North Florida FSR/E Project, 1981", Soil and Crop
Science Society of Florida, Orlando, by E. C. French et al.

7. Contributed paper, "Influence of Perennial Peanut as a Living Mulch on
Associated Corn", Soil and Crop Science Society of Florida, Orlando, by
E. C. French et al.

8. Participation in American Society of Agronomy meetings, Atlanta, GA by
E. C. French.

9. Participation in USDA Small Farm Symposium, Beltsville, MD by George Clough.

10. Participation in Florida State Horticultural Society meetings, Orlando,
FL by George Clough.

11. Contributed paper, "Role of Anthropologists in Multidisciplinary Agrarian
Development Projects" at Society for Applied Anthropology meetings at
Univ. of Kentucky by Dwight Schmidt and James Dean.

12. Contributed paper, "North Florida FSR/E Project" at Southern Anthropological
Association meetings, Boone, NC. by James Dean.







ANNEX 7
INTERNATIONAL ACTIVITIES, FSR/E PROGRAM, 1901-82


Venezuela

Developing an FSR/E training program including:

AGG 5813, FSR/E Methods, taught in Venezuela to 19 students of
FONAIAP. Ten of them received credit at UF

AEB 4164, Mgt. of Farms in Tropical Areas programmed for Nov./Dec. 1922

UF Predoctoral agricultural economist programmed for 2 years in
Venezuela to support FSR/E activities and work on dissertation

Portuaal

Developed FSR/E training project in cooperation with the USDA/USAID project.

Included:

Training Sondeo
AGG 5813, FSR/E Methods
AGG 4932, Managing FSR/E Program (new course developed by R. K. Waugh).
FSR/E Project Implementation: technical assistance in one region.

Kenya

Technical assistance to USDA/USAID team.

Ecuador

Technical assistance to INIAP on establishing an FSR/E team in eastern
Ecuador.

Sondeo in the Napo area of eastern Ecuador.

Costa Rica

Organized a Workshop on the Design and Analysis of On-Farm Agronomic
Trials in cooperation with IICA and USDA. Scheduled for September
5-11, 1982.








ANNEX 8


2.







SOYBEANS




ALYCECLOVEI


AMARANTH

CORN

PINE TREE


SYSTEMS

AN I MAL
MANAGEMENT

CHICKPEAS Inv

IRON CLAY Inv
PEAS

TRACTOR Min

PIGEONPEAS

RE-SONDEO (F)


Wheat/rye intercrop with perrenial peanut
at establishment (F)

Wheat/rye intercrop into established
perennial peanut. (S)

Swine grazing trials. (S)

P, K & lIg fertilizer trials (with Hiebsch).
(F)

Farm records. (F)

R Establishment in Sod Pasture
(with Baltensperger). (F)

Screening of varieties. (S)

Records. (F)

Investigation of potential. (U)


estigate potential (with

estigate potential (with


J. Rich).

K. Burr).


imum tillage, subsoiler. ( )


Clough



Clough

Dean

Swisher


Wake


Swisher

French

Dehm

French





Swisher

Clough


French



Dean, Schmidt


NOTE: F = FARM
S = RESEARCH STATION
U = UNIVERSITY




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