Published on October 22, 2007
ARS National Programs: ARS National Programs Changing agricultural landscape ARS profile Organization Mission National Programs ARS Customers Program planning cycle OSQR Process Matrix Management Percentage of Farmers to Total U.S Population 1862-2001: Percentage of Farmers to Total U.S Population 1862-2001 Agriculture in America: Agriculture in America 2.2 million farms Average farm size is 436 acres 90% of U.S. farms are small Large farms are responsible for 68% of production Agriculture in U.S. Economy: Agriculture in U.S. Economy 16% of the $9 trillion U.S. gross domestic product 17% of employed 8% of U.S. exports in 1999 <2% U.S. workforce on farms 100% of the citizens are users World Trade: World Trade Exports worth $53.5 billion in FY2001 Exports account for 25 percent of total farm sales Research, Education, and Economics: Research, Education, and Economics ARS CSREES ERS NASS ARS Profile: ARS Profile 2,000+ scientists 100+ laboratories $1.09 billion annual budget (FY2004) International collaboration Partnerships with universities and industry In-house research arm of USDA Farm-to-table research scope Information and technology transfer 22 National Programs 1,100+ projects 8,000+ employees ARS Organization: ARS Organization Central Planning, Coordination and Support Decentralized Research & Information Delivery ARS Locations: ARS Locations ARS International Locations: ARS International Locations Montpellier, France Buenos Aires, Argentina Panama City, Panama Brisbane, Australia Beijing, China Slide12: Joe Garbarino Director, Budget and Program Management Staff Sandy Miller Hays Director, Information Staff Korona I. Prince Director, Civil Rights Staff Marshall Tarkington Senior Legislative Analyst, Office of the Administrator A Arlyne Meyers Acting Director, Office of International R e- search Programs Melinda McClanahan (Acting) Chief Information Officer Antoinette A. Betschart Director, Pacific West Area Wilbert H. Blackburn Director, Northern Plains Area Charles A. Onstad Director, Southern Plains Area Adrianna Hewings Director, Midwest Area Edgar G. King, Jr. Director, Mid South Area Wilda H. Martinez Director, North Atlantic Area Karl Narang Director, South Atlantic Area Phyllis E. Johnson Director, Beltsville Area Peter Young Director, National Agricultural Library Allen R. Dedrick Associate Deputy Administrator, Natural Resources and Sustainable Agricultural Systems, National Program Staff Joseph T. Spence. Acting Associate Deputy Administrator, Animal Production, Product Value and Safety, National Program Staff Judith B. St. John Associate Deputy Administrator, Crop Production, Product Value and Safety, National Program Staff Caird E. Rexroad, Jr. Acting Associate Administrator Roger Breeze Associate Administrator, Special Research Programs Dwayne Buxton Deputy Administrator, National Program Staff Michael D. Ruff Assistant Administrator, Office of Technology Transfer and Off ice of Homeland Security James Bradley Deputy Administrator, Administrative & Financial Management A A g g r r i i c c u u l l t t u u r r a a l l R R e e s s e e a a r r c c h h S S e e r r v v i i c c e e Administrator’s Administrator’s Council Council Edward B. Knipling, Acting Administrator Sharon D. Drumm Special Assistant to the Administrator Johanna Dwyer Assistant Administrator, Human Nutrition Mission of ARS: Mission of ARS “Our mission is to conduct research to develop and transfer solutions to agricultural problems of high national priority and provide information access and dissemination to . . .” Ensure high quality, safe food and other products: Ensure high quality, safe food and other products Assess the nutritional needs of Americans: Assess the nutritional needs of Americans Sustain a competitive agricultural economy: Sustain a competitive agricultural economy Enhance the natural resource base and the environment: Enhance the natural resource base and the environment Provide economic opportunities to rural citizens and society as a whole: Provide economic opportunities to rural citizens and society as a whole Slide19: How Do We Meet Our Mission? Through National Programs A National Program is a set of research projects directed toward common goals to solve agricultural problems of high National priority. National Programs are outcome driven, e.g., “A safer food supply” Slide20: Plant, Microbial & Insect Germplasm Conservation & Development Plant Biological & Molecular Processes Plant Diseases Crop Protection & Quarantine Crop Production Quality and Utilization of Agricultural Products Bioenergy & Energy Alternatives Methyl Bromide Alternatives ARS National Programs Food Animal Production Animal Health Arthropod Pests of Animals and Humans Animal Well-Being and Stress Control Systems Aquaculture Human Nutrition Food Safety (animal & plant products) Animal Production Natural Resources Crop Production Water Quality & Management Soil Resource Management Air Quality Global Change Rangeland, Pasture & Forages Manure & Byproduct Utilization Integrated Agricultural Systems ARS Management Criteria: ARS Management Criteria Uses the R&D investment Criteria from the President’s Management Agenda to Answer: ■ What shall we do, i.e., where shall we invest? ■ How do we guarantee quality? ■ How do we measure performance? Investment Criteria: Investment Criteria ● Relevance - Doing the right things ● Quality - Doing things right ●Performance - Getting things done Return on Research Investment : Return on Research Investment Publicly funded agricultural research returns 35% annually. Federally funded research is needed where private incentives are weak. Other Federal agencies, the research community, industry, and others need science-based knowledge and tools. Slide24: Input Assessment Implementation Planning Input The ARS National Program Cycle Relevance Quality Impact Slide25: Input Assessment Implementation Planning Input The ARS National Program Cycle Relevance Quality Impact Planning proceeds with the national program team and field scientists Peer review through Office of Scientific Quality Review Research projects are aligned and adjusted—NPLs, ADs, RLs & LS Slide26: National Program Rationale When not working together and not focused on common objectives, small improvements may occur, but significant improvement overall improvement does not occur. Slide27: Combined effort yields significant improvement Each effort yields a small improvement When people work together and pursue common objectives,small improvements yield significant improvement. National Program Rationale Project Plan Development & Review: Project Plan Development & Review One of your most important jobs, also, one of NPS’ most important jobs The key, relate your project prospectus and plan to the national program action plan in collaboration with the responsible NPLs Action Class Distribution Among All ARS Projects Reviewed Under the ARS Peer Review Process(661 Project Plans as of January 2004): Action Class Distribution Among All ARS Projects Reviewed Under the ARS Peer Review Process (661 Project Plans as of January 2004) How ARS Plans and Sets Research Priorities: ARS Program & Budgeting Priorities Executive Branch (Department, other Federal agencies) Agency Scientists & Managers Customers, Partners, & Stakeholders Scientific Communities How ARS Plans and Sets Research Priorities ARS Customers: ARS Customers Federal Action and Regulatory Agencies Producers–Farmers and Ranchers Industry Non-governmental Organizations (NGOs) State and Local Governments Consumers Slide32: RL Customer Focus Group ADMINISTRATOR Area Director Program Staff ADA NPL Center/Lab. Director Research Unit SY Role of National Program Staff: Role of National Program Staff Maintain relevance of research program by: Setting Priorities Planning, Coordinating & Focusing Program Reporting to Congress and Stakeholders Developing Budget Allocating resources NPS Has Its Major Impact on Relevance & Implementation : NPS Has Its Major Impact on Relevance & Implementation National Programs Regional Activities Project Prospectus/ Plan Implementation Memoranda AD–Line Management Has Its Major Impact on Quality & Implementation: AD–Line Management Has Its Major Impact on Quality & Implementation Strategic Planning-Unit Expert Review of Research Units Annual Performance Plan Annual Project Plans Implementing National Program Action Plan & Unit Research Projects: Implementing National Program Action Plan & Unit Research Projects Who Has The Lead? NPS AD/RL National Program NP Component NP Action Plan Project Prospectus Project Plan Annual Research Plan Annual Performance Plan Annual Research Project Report (AD-421): Annual Research Project Report (AD-421) National Program Annual Reports - Highlights Research Accomplishments by NP Green sheets - Supports ARS budget request to Congress Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA) - Reports Accomplishments against the ARS Strategic Plan Enables NPS to respond to countless other requests for information throughout the year Used by NPS as part of assessing the project’s mid-term progress towards meeting the Goals of the NP. The evaluation and assessment will be used as input to the next NP Workshop Slide38: Leading America towards a better future through agricultural research and information.