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Group Title: On networking : Farming Systems Support Project
Title: On networking
Full Citation
Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00074951/00002
 Material Information
Title: On networking
Physical Description: v. : ; 28 cm.
Language: English
Creator: Farming Systems Support Project
Publisher: Farming Systems Support Project.
Place of Publication: Gainesville Fla
Subject: Agricultural education -- Periodicals -- Florida -- Gainesville   ( lcsh )
Genre: government publication (state, provincial, terriorial, dependent)   ( marcgt )
periodical   ( marcgt )
General Note: Description based on: No. 6 (July 6, 1984); title from caption.
General Note: Latest issue consulted: No. 14 (Oct. 24, 1984)
 Record Information
Bibliographic ID: UF00074951
Volume ID: VID00002
Source Institution: University of Florida
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier: oclc - 86175687
lccn - 2007229117

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record of the Institute for Food and
Agricultural Sciences and should be
used only to trace the historic work of
the Institute and its staff. Current IFAS
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Copyright 2005, Board of Trustees, University
of Florida

Telephone: (904) 392-1965
Farming Systems Support Project
Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences
University of Florida
3028 McCarty Hall
July 11, 1984 Gainesville, Florida 32611

On Networking # 7

* Update on use of Independents Biodata List. Don Isleib (MSU AC)
recently raised a very good question in regard to the use of the
independent (IND) list, which was recently sent to each support
entity. Firstly, the list is simply to supplement any search your
entities might have for either short- or long-term technical
assistance or training needs. Your use of this eliminates your need
to access our biodata records for independents. This is the reason
we try to send you updated independent lists as often as possible.

Secondly, however, is the question of why certain of your PAs are
also listed as INDs. Such listings originally occurred for any of
three reasons: 1) at the request of the individual PA, 2)
inadvertently a PA was keypunched onto the IND disc and such a
listing has continued because we have not yet "purged".the biodata
system, or 3) the nominated PA was a graduate student and was moved
by the FSSP Core from PA status to IND status. My advise to all PLs
and ACs is to ignore those PAs which still appear on the IND list.
If you have a question about a specific PA, please consult your list
of MOA SEs and eliminate those INDs which come from MOA SEs.

We are exploring the possibility of hiring additional help to put in
the time necessary to upgrade the biodata system. Until that is
done, we will have to.put up with a much less-than-perfect biodata
system. If you have any additional questions or suggestions regarding
the biodata system, please convey them to Dan Gait, (904) 392-2309.

* Status of your PAs. In the last two months, the number of PAs for
which we do not have sufficient biodata information (on the FSSP
SUMMARY FORM) has decreased from 84 to 52. As optimistic as I am, I
had hoped the number would have been very near zero by now. Please
take the time to respond to our request for the minimal information
on your PAs. They cannot be called up out of the system if we do not
know: 1) their languages, 2) their FSR experience or 3) their
regional expertise.

Status of. the MOA SE Network. Currently the FSSP MOA network consists
of 20 SEs. The FSSP leadership is now considering six additional
MOAs which were received prior to the July 1, 1984 deadline. During
the month of July, the final FSSP network will be determined by the
addition of some or all of these entities. We will send all PLs and
ACs updated copies of the final list of MOA SEs when such a list is


* PL/AC PA Communication. Several PAs at several SEs have mentioned a
common problem of lag time between receipt of communication from the
FSSP Core and relay of this information to the PAs from the PLs
and/or ACs. To reduce the chance that such communication will sit in
your in-boxes while you travel, we began sending all communication to
both PLs and ACs. However, this merely doubles the probability that
one or the other of you will receive the materials we sent: it does
not address the issue of more rapid relay of information to your PAs.

We suggest that each set of AC and PL work out a communication system
between themselves and their PAs. If one of you is travelling, the
other should photocopy and distribute our communications to your PAs.
If you both travel, designate one of your secretaries to open all
FSSP correspondence, photocopy and distribute any general
communications, especially such items as On-Demand, On-Networking or
Policy Implementation Memos.

Title: Agricultural Planning Advisor (APA), Yemen Title XII
Agricultural Development Support Program (ADSP)
Location: Sana'a, Yemen Arab Republic (YAR)
Qualifications: Ph.D in Agricultural Economics or closely related
field with emphasis upon agricultural planning and policy analysis
(M.S. with suitable experience may be considered for Ph.D degree);
minimum five years experience in agricultural planning and policy
analysis; demonstrated ability in working with senior policy
makers/personnel in cross-cultural environments; strong verbal and
written communication skills; willingness to adapt to changing or
uncertain conditions; broad knowledge of agricultural technology;
international experience in a technical assistance capacity, and
foreign language capability in Arabic is highly desirable.
Institution: Oregon State University (Consortium for International
Contact: Dr. Doug Jones or Dr. Frank Conklin
Phone: Dr. Jones (602) 745-6692, Dr. Conklin (503) 754-2228
Deadline: Appointment effective when successful candidate is
nominated and approved.

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