Global to Local: A University Engaged (Acct #2271)
Tuesday, October 4
8:00 - 12:00pm
Welcome & Keynote Address 
CUB Senior Ballroom
Dr. Henry Thompson, Cancer Prevention Laboratory, Colorado State University
Henry J. Thompson, Ph.D., is a professor in College of Agricultural Sciences and director of the Cancer Prevention Laboratory at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, CO. His current research deals with investigations of the health benefits of staple and specialty food crops. He has played a leadership role in defining the field of Biomedical Agriculture and in establishing the Crops for Health program at Colorado State University.
12:00 - 2:00 pm  
Networking Lunches
Host: School of Food Science
Food Safety Research We will briefly describe some of the food safety research projects in the School of Food Science and then provide an opportunity to discuss current topics in food safety. Our goal is to explore state-wide collaborations in food safety across research & extension
Host: The Department of Crop & Soil Sciences
Johnson Hall 207
Cereal Stripe Rust Management
Join us for a discussion and planning session on integrating county, campus, R&E center, and USDA personnel developing response & education program on strip rust. The last two crop years have seen near epidemic rust occurrence. This pathogen is costing growers many $millions and we believe it will continue to be a major problem for wheat grown in Washington.
Host: The Department of Apparel, Merchandising Design & Textiles
Kruegel 218
Corporate Sustainable Development and Business Success
Join us for a discussion and planning session on potential research collaborations related to this topic. The framework would be viewing sustainable development that helps corporations achieve long-term superior performance. Theories including institutional theory, resource based theory, contingency theory, and neoclassical theory will be used and a goal that the results would be able to be generalized across industries. A broad variety of qualitative and quantitative methods, including archival analysis, interviews, comparative case studies, industrial surveys, and statistical modeling could be used to achieve this and the involvement of industrial, educational, government, and not-for-profits organizations is desirable.
Host: Human Development
Ensminger Pavillion
Prevention Programming for Youth and Families
Human Development faculty at the Pullman and Vancouver campuses are currently involved in a number of integrated research-extension projects promoting the well-being of youth and families. Current areas include substance use prevention, obesity prevention, and media literacy interventions. If you are interested in how you might work with campus-based faculty on implementing and evaluating programs for youth and families, please join us for a discussion.
Host: Department of Animal Sciences
Networking Animal Sciences and County Faculty
We will provide Animal Sciences faculty and field faculty the opportunity to explore potential collaborators and to identify needs and resources. We will also discuss ways to improve our lines of communication
2:00 - 5:00 pm  
Concurrent Breakout Sessions 
  • Natural Resources & Environmental Leadership
    CUB Senior Ballroom
    2:00 - 3:00pm - Keynote: Jim Roberts
    3:00 - 3:30pm -  Break
    3:30 - 4:15pm - Ralph Coolman - International Agricultural Development - WSU 
    4:15 - 5:00pm - R. Karina Gallardo - Growers' Willingness to Pay for Pesticides' Environmental Features: Direct VS Indirect Valuation

  • Food Safety
    CUB Junior Ballroom
          2:00 - 3:00pm Keynote: Dr. Tom Besser, Washington State University
    3:00 - 3:30pm Break
    3:30 - 4:15pm Mark Heitstuman - WSU/UI MEATs Team: Educating Producers, Processors and Consumers
    4:15 - 5:00pm Karen Killinger/ Dick Dougherty - School of Food Science Food Safety and Quality Programs from Farm-to-Table:  Integrating Extension and Research to Address Complex Agricultural Issues

Wednesday, October 5
9:00 - 12:00 pm  
Concurrent Breakout Sessions
  • Climate Change
    CUB Junior Ballroom

    9:00 - 10:00am Chad Kruger - Climate Friendly Farming Project
    10:00 - 10:30am  Break
    10:30 -11:15am Craig Frear – Beyond Waste: Recovering Sustainable Energy and Products from Organic Waste
    11:15am - 12:00pm Keynote: Patrick Mazza, Climate Solutions
  • Community & Economic Development
    CUB Senior Ballroom

    9:00 - 10:00am  Keynote:  Mike Doherty, Clallam County Commissioner
    10:00 - 10:30am Break
    10:30 - 11:15am Debra Kollock - Complex Community Project Evaluation using the Community Impact Mapping Tool
    11:15am - 12:00pm Andrew Cassey-Export Assistance Program
12:00 - 2:00 pm
Networking Lunches
Host: The Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture
Gardening Team: Planning and Training Session
State specialists and county educators working with the home gardening community will meet to discuss progress on revising the WSU gardening web site. The team's focus is on creating relevant, science-based, and easily understandable content that meets the need of today's homeowner while also generating outputs that conform to the CAHNRS performance metrics. The team is actively soliciting authors, collaborators, and subject matter experts to generate and/or evaluate content and develop grant proposals
Host: The Department of Crop & Soil Sciences
Johnson Hall 207
Dryland Extension Agronomy Planning
Join us for a discussion and planning session for dryland extension agronomy programming. We will discuss alternative models for information delivery during 11-12 winter crop school season, begin planning winter programs, identify gaps in published information (extension bulletins) and make writing assignments, and develop common output and outcome indicators to assess impact of these programs.
Host: School of Economic Sciences
Diversity of the Analysis Economists
Due to the complexity of the problems faced by society today, funding agencies such as USDA, NIH, and NSF are increasingly requiring trans disciplinary teams, which are integrated across research and outreach.  Many faculty members in SES are already involved in successfully funded teams, as leaders and as team members, and guide the social and economic framing and analysis of the issues.  Other faculty members have expertise and interests that will support projects in the future.

SES invites you to meet our faculty and learn more about the diversity of the analysis economists conduct and the multiple contributions we add to trans disciplinary teams. Our expertise portfolio is broad, including agriculture (production and marketing), health (human and animal), economic development and impact assessment, natural resources and the environment, and energy and transportation.  Your participation will be an opportunity for us to learn more about your programs and clientele interest areas.   For more information on SES expertise, go to
Host:  Department of Apparel, Merchandising Design and Textiles
KMac 53
Obesity and Body Image Disorders for Both Adults and Children
Join us for a discussion and planning session on potential collaboration related to this topic. While the physical and social consequences of obesity have been well studied, the psychological correlates have received much less attention. As obesity is a stigmatized condition, body image dissatisfaction results with serious psychosocial consequences. The family environment is salient; it has been suggested that the influence of genetics needs examination, and that metabolic rates, energy intake regulation and food preferences may be inherited. How people solve weight issues through bariatric surgery is also of interest, but even if a person gets obesity under control following bariatric surgery, the physical and psychosocial issues that led to obesity in the first place can still be problematic for their children
Host: AgWeatherNet
Van Doren Hall 3
AgWeatherNet Resource
AgWeatherNet currently collects weather data at more than 135 locations across the state of Washington and disseminates this information in near real-time via the web portal Explore opportunities how this resource can support your research, extension and education programs as it relates to climate change and climate variability, resource management, integrated pest management, environmental pollution, decision aids, decision support, and other potential applications.
Host:  WSU Extension Disaster Education Committee & WSU Emergency Management
Preparedness and Response
Discuss opportunities for research education and outreach in connection preparedness and response.
Host:  Health Extension, School of Economic Sciences
Obesity and Nutrition
County extension faculty, state specialists and educators are invited to join us for a discussion on state-wide obesity and nutrition projects. We will explore potential collaboration across research, extension and outreach
2:00 - 5:00 pm
Concurrent Breakout Sessions
  • Childhood Obesity & Nutrition
    CUB Junior Ballroom
    2:00 - 3:00pm  Keynote:  Dr. Joanne Ikeda, Department of Nutritional Sciences, University of California, Berkley
    3:00 - 3:30pm  Break
    3:30 - 4:15pm Tom Power - Addressing Childhood Obesity: A Successful Research-Extension Collaboration
    4:15 - 5:00pm Jill Armstrong Schultz - Energizing Our Education-Based Efforts in Obesity Prevention Through Collaboration

  • Sustainable Energy (Crops, Biomass, Recovered Waste)
    CUB Senior Ballroom

    2:00 - 3:00pm  Keynote:  Dr. John Gardner
    3:00-3:30  Break
    3:30 - 4:00pm Kevin Zobrist/Drew Corbin – Hybrid poplars and alder for transportation liquid fuels
    4:00 - 4:30pm Michael Kern - The William D. Ruckelshaus Center: Fostering Collaborative Public Policy
    4:30 - 5:00pm Karen Sowers – Connecting Researchers to Growers with Region-Specific Extension and Outreach
6:00 - 10:00 pm  
Banquet, Poster Session & Awards Ceremony

Thursday, October 6
9:00 - 12:00 pm
Concurrent Breakout Sessions
  • Youth & Families
9:00 - 10:00am Keynote:  Dr. Erica Austin, Murrow College, Washington State University
10:00 - 10:30am Break
10:30 - 11:15am Alice Park - King County Food & Fitness Initiative
11:15am - 12:00pm Kathleen Rodgers - Sexual Scripting in Music Videos: Interpretations from Teens and Parents, and Linkages
  • Ag & Sustainable Food Systems

      9:00 - 10:00am Keynote:  Dr. Karen Klonsky, UC Davis

10:00 - 10:30am Break
      10:30 - 11:15am R. Karina Gallardo - RosBREED: Enabling Marker-Assisted Breeding in Rosaceae Socio-Economic Activities
11:15 am - 12:00pm Michael Brady - Extension and Outreach for the CRB Water Forecasting Study: What Worked?