Historic note

Group Title: On networking : Farming Systems Support Project
Title: On networking
Full Citation
Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00074951/00004
 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: VID00004
Source Institution: University of Florida
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier: oclc - 86175687
lccn - 2007229117

Table of Contents
    Historic note
        Historic note
        Page 1
        Page 2
Full Text


The publications in this collection do
not reflect current scientific knowledge
or recommendations. These texts
represent the historic publishing
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
research may be found on the
Electronic Data Information Source

site maintained by the Florida
Cooperative Extension Service.

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
August 3, 1984 Gainesville, Florida 32611

On Networking # 9

* It is time for new appointments to the Advisory Council of the FSSP and
the Technical Committee. One vacancy will occur on the Advisory Council
as Dr. Jim Meiman completes his term. This position will run from
Jan. 1, 1985 through Dec. 31, 1987. In keeping with FSSP policy, you
are called upon to nominate individuals for this position. It is
generally expected that the individual would have considerable program
administration and advisory experience. Your nominations will be
reviewed and the Director will make recommendations to the Council for
final nominations to be presented for a final nomination at the annual

Two positions are vacated as of Dec. 31, 1984 on the Technical
Committee. Bob Hart has asked to be removed from the Committee due to
his heavy technical assistance commitments with CARDI in the Eastern
Caribbean.. Bob had one more year to serve in his term. Thus Sam
Johnson was recommended by the Technical Committee to assume a last year
of Bob's term as Sam was on an initial term of only one year. This
recommendation has been approved by the Core, Director and Advisory
Council. Thus, two three-year terms are to be filled, which begin Jan.
1, 1985 and terminate Dec. 31, 1987. Generally, some preference might
be given to a crop scientist and to an animal scientist. Dr. Bob
McDowell, an animal scientist, is completing a term and will leave
vacant the emphasis in the animal area. Nevertheless, our desire is to
obtain solid farming systems expertise and interests. The Technical
Committee will draw on some of the senior and long-term experience among
the well known Core farming systems.experts.

You are asked to suggest names for consideration by the Core and the
Advisory Council with final approval to come at the annual meeting.

Recommendations for the Advisory Council and the Technical Committee
should be made by Aug. 17, 1984 for consideration by the Advisory
Council in a meeting on Aug. 20. Please contact Chris Andrew, FSSP,
(904) 392-2309,

SDomestic Orientation to FSR/E Workshops (Update). Two more FSR/E
Orientation Workshops will be held this year. The University of
Minnesota will host a workshop Aug. 20-24, 1984 and Virginia State
University will host another Sept. 4-8. These will be the last
opportunities this year for SE's to send interested PA's and/or
international graduate students to the orientation workshops. Please
contact Mimi Gaudreau at UMN (612) 376-1061 or Michael Joshua at VSU
(804) 520-5621.

* One of the recognized needs in our participant training programs in the
United States and in training domestic students for international work
is in the area of management of research and extension institutions and
programs. Many of our graduates assume leadership positions requiring
unique management skills with respect to agricultural research and
extension for which very little training either of an in-service nature
or more formally is available in the graduate programs. To this end
several universities have established courses to assist with this need.
Specifically, the FSSP is called upon to address this training need with
short courses. It is our belief that courses in degree programs should
be offered also to help.

Thus, the University of Florida has established a degree course under
the early leadership of Dr. Bob Waugh. We are aware of a course also at
Michigan State University under the leadership of Darrell Fienup. We
suggest that other institutions consider such courses. Should you
desire to develop such a course, utilizing Strengthening Grant or
Program Support Grant funds to support your bilateral contract efforts
and your overall AID participant training effort, we suggest that you
might call upon people such as Bob Waugh for purposes of initiating the
curriculum and course as appropriate. I have asked Dr. Bob Waugh if he
would be available to assist in this regard and he has indicated that he
would should that be a desire on your part. Dr. Waugh can be reached
through Dr. Jim Meiman's office at Colorado State University, (303)
491-7223, where he currently is employed. You may also want to contact
Dr. Darrell Fienup, at Michigan State University (517) 355-2161.

Also, please inform us if you do have similar courses on your campus and
would be happy to make that information known to other universities. We
would also be interested in reviewing your curriculum for agricultural
research and extension management training.

University of Florida Home Page
© 2004 - 2010 University of Florida George A. Smathers Libraries.
All rights reserved.

Acceptable Use, Copyright, and Disclaimer Statement
Last updated October 10, 2010 - - mvs