AG2PI Conference #3 - January 19, 2022

AG2PI Mini-Conference #3 on Seed Grant Mechanism and Team-Building Opportunity

January 19, 2022 @ 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM (US Central Time)
January 19, 2022
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
(US Central Time)


(Virtual Zoom Meeting)

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AG2PI will be hosting a Seed Grant Conference on January 19, 2022 from 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM (CST, UTC-6). This conference will provide an overview of the revised seed grant mechanism, brief overviews of awarded projects, and the chance for attendees to meet via zoom breakout sessions. As before, these breakout sessions will serve as a teaming event and will create the virtual space to discuss seed grant ideas with potential collaborators.

Conference Schedule

10:30 - 10:40 AM
Dr. Jennifer Clarke

Quick overview of seed grant mechanism

AG2PI now offers three seed grant mechanisms to support the development of community solutions to research needs and opportunities, as well as gaps in physical infrastructure and data management. Discussion will include what kinds of projects and events will be supported by Round 3 grants, Community Event Rolling grants and working group grants.

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10:40 - 10:45 AM
Dr. Stephanie McKay
Associate Professor, Animal and Veterinary Sciences

Cattle genome to herd phenotyping for precision Ag

This team is working to establish a network of researchers from a variety of disciplines and agencies to facilitate generation and implementation of next generation phenotyping technologies in cattle and ascertain existing resources.

10:45 - 10:50 AM
Dr. Breno Fragomeni
Assistant Professor, Animal Science

Identifying educational resources and gaps in AG2P data science across plant and animal agriculture genomics

The goal of this team is to catalog the available resources and resource gaps in data science to support agricultural G2P research and to outline solutions to fill the gaps.

10:50 - 10:55 AM
Dr. James Schnable
Associate Professor and the Dr. Charles O. Gardner Professor of Agronomy

Optimizing 3D canopy architecture for better crops

This project aims to generate high-quality training data for plant (and potentially animal) segmentation for ML to identify core traits of agronomic importance, which will help address a significant problem in understanding how genotype and environment influence phenotype in crops and livestock.

10:55 - 11:00 AM
Dr. Max Feldman
Research Geneticist

Empowering high-throughput phenotyping using UAVs

This project is building a broader community by studying barriers to UAV use and supporting the communication and adoption of standard procedures related to the use and publication of UAV imagery in plant and animal research.

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11:00 - 11:05 AM
Dr. Addie Thompson

Seeding public-private partnerships for AG2P training

The main goal of this project is to form public-private partnerships to expand meaningful interactions between industry and the public sector.

11:05 - 11:20 AM
Dr. Ellen Fisher
Dr. Ellen Fisher

Team Science training preview

Funding organizations are calling for large scientific teams to develop solutions to complex global problems. Where do you start? How do you effectively manage the resources, people, and ideas? The goal of this preview is to provide PIs, Co-PIs, and future PIs with a summary of the resources they need to improve team interactions to promote knowledge creation.

11:20 - 11:55 AM

Team Breakout Sessions

Join to discuss your seed grant idea, meet new potential collaborators and possibly organize a team!

12:00 PM

Wrap up