AFRI Water RFA planning

Water Quality Meeting

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Purpose: To continue discussing UNL faculty expertise related to agricultural water quantity.

Update on USDA NIFA AFRI Water Request for Applications (Deb Hamernik)

 

Water Quality Meeting

Monday, January 13, 2014

Purpose: To continue discussing UNL faculty expertise related to agricultural water quality

Update on USDA NIFA AFRI Water Request for Applications (Deb Hamernik)

Water Quality Faculty Talks

White Paper CEC BIO General

White Paper Pharmaceuticals Antibiotics

Water Quality Worksheet Snow (updated)

Integrated Water Quality & Quantity Worksheet

Nutrient Management Worksheet (Coming Soon)

 

External Stakeholder Listening Session

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Purpose: IANR administrators and faculty are interested in listening to stakeholders and clientele and learning more about their priorities for research, education, and extension projects related to agricultural water quantity and agricultural water quality. Stakeholder participation in the priority-setting process and throughout the research, education, and extension projects will be necessary for success in obtaining extramural funding from the USDA NIFA AFRI competitive grants program.

Agenda:
Overview of Expected USDA NIFA AFRI Water Request for Applications (Deb Hamernik)

University of Nebraska Water Resources Advisory Panel (WRAP) Overview (Rachael Herpel)

WRAP Information

2009 WRAP Priorities

Attendees

Summary of Stakeholder Comments

 

Friday, November 8, 2013

Purpose: to begin to discuss ideas for grant applications to the USDA NIFA AFRI Water Challenge Area Request for Applications (RFA). This RFA will likely be available to the public in December 2013 or January 2014. The general scope of the RFA is available in the Federal Register.

This planning meeting will be the first in a series to build one or more interdisciplinary teams and position them to be competitive for this funding opportunity. There will also be opportunities for faculty to learn more about ongoing research, education, and extension projects in water quality and water quantity at UNL.

Agenda:
Overview of Expected AFRI Water RFA (Deb Hamernik)

Grand Challenges Related to Agricultural Water Quality (Chittaranjan Ray, Director, UNL Water Center)

Grand Challenges Related to Crop Production and Irrigation (Derrel Martin, Department of Biological Systems Engineering)

Grand Challenges Related to Livestock Production and Water Use (Jim MacDonald, Department of Animal Science)

North Central Extension Water Initiative (Rebecca Powers, University of Wisconsin)

Resources:

Faculty Survey

Platte River - High Plains LTAR

 

For more information, contact:
Deb Hamernik (Associate Dean, Agricultural Research; dhamernik2@unl.edu)
Rick Koelsch (Associate Dean, Ag & Natural Resource Programs, UNL Extension; rkoelsch2@unl.edu)
Monica Norby (Assistant Vice Chancellor for Research; mnorby1@unl.edu)