Board members attending the meeting

Waded Cruzado

Waded Cruzado

Montana State University

Brady Deaton

brady deaton

Chancellor Emeritus
University of Missouri

Gebisa Ejeta

Gebisa Ejeta

Distinguished Professor
Department of Agriculture
Purdue University

Harold Martin

Harold Martin

North Carolina A&T

Marty L. McVey

Marty McVey

McVey & Associates

Meeting agenda

Please join the board for the public portions of the meeting, where food security and resilience, agriculture research, and enhanced nutrition will be discussed.

Thursday, April 9 (MDST) – Public Meeting | Ballroom A, Strand Union Building, Montana State University
Time Title Additional Information
1:00 pm – 1:30 pm

USAID Feed the Future Research Priorities

Ballroom A, Strand Union Building 
Presentation by: Rob Bertram, USAID

1:30 pm – 2:45 pm PANEL: Effective Developments for Enhanced Nutrition in Smallholder Farming Ballroom A, Strand Union Building

Dr. Glenn Duff, Department Head, Animal & Range Sciences

Panelists include:
  • Dr. David Sands, Professor, Plant Pathology
  • Dr. Edward Dratz, Professor, Chemistry & Biochemistry
  • Dr. Florence Dunkel, Associate Professor, Entomology
2:45 pm Question/Answer and Comment Period by BIFAD Members  
3:00 pm – 5:00 pm BIFAD Member Outreach Sessions

Various Locations on Montana State University campus.

Session #1: Agricultural and Development Economics Q&A Session with Brady Deaton
Linfield Hall 406 (3:30 PM - 4:30 PM)

Dr. Brady Deaton, BIFAD Board Chairman and Chancellor Emeritus, will discuss his advisory role on BIFAD and his views regarding food security, resilience and agricultural development during an informal Q&A session with students and faculty. Dean Nicol Rae and Dr. Sarah Janzen, Assistant Professor in Agricultural Economics will host.

Campus Host:
Dr. Nicol Rae, Dean, College of Letters & Science
Session #2: How College of Agriculture students and faculty can contribute to the task of feeding the world/advancing sustainable human and institutional capacity development at home and abroad
College of Agriculture for Tour (3:00 PM – 3:55 PM);
138 Animal Bioscience Building for Panel (4:00 PM – 4:45 PM)

Dr. Gebisa Ejeta, Distinguished Professor at Purdue University, Dr. Miley Gonzalez, Deputy Director General of CATIE, and Dr. Mark Varner, Senior Counselor of BIFAD, will tour of the College of Agriculture and engage with students. After the tour, the three guests will participate in a panel.

Campus Hosts:
Dr. Charles Boyer, VP for Agriculture & Dean, College of Agriculture (Dr. Gebisa Ejeta)
Dr. Glenn Duff, Department Head, Animal & Range Sciences (Dr. Mark Varner)
Dr. Jeff Bader, Director, Montana State University Extension (Dr. I. Miley Gonzalez)
Session #3: Entrepreneurship and International Development
Reid Hall 108 (3:30 PM – 4:30 PM)

The accomplished businessman and public servant, Marty McVey, will present "Entrepreneurship and International Development" in a free and open-to- the-public lecture.

Campus Host:
Dr. Kregg Aytes, Dean, Jake Jabs College of Business & Entrepreneurship
Session #4: Student Engagement in the College of Engineering
Roberts Hall & Other Locations within the College of Engineering

Dr. Harold Martin, Chancellor of North Carolina A&T State University, will tour Montana State College of Engineering Facilities with stops to meet with select members of the college's undergraduate student body. This will include visits with student and faculty engaged with the Engineers Without Borders student chapter, with student members of the Norm Asbjornson Innovation Center building committee who planned and led the LEED efforts for this project, and with students engaged as undergraduate research scholars.

Campus Host:
Dr. Brett Gunnink, Dean, College of Engineering
Session #5: Rooting Sustainable Futures
Alumni Legacy Lounge

Susan Owens, Executive Director of BIFAD, will meet various staff members and students in the Division of Student Success, in order to learn about how the Division fosters student leadership, engagement and learning.

Campus Host:
Dr. Chris Kearns, Vice President for Student Success
Session #6: Global Food Security: Meeting the Challenge
Procrastinator Theatre, Strand Union Building (3:05 PM – 4:00 PM, with reception to follow)

A discussion with two international development experts - Dr. Robert Bertram, Chief Scientist in USAID's Bureau for Food Security, will address "Improving Food Security: Feed the Future's Role in Meeting the Challenge," followed by Dr. Montague "Tag" Demment discussing "Building Human Capital in Developing Countries: Nutrition plus Education Equals Sustainable Development." Q&A will follow. All MSU students and faculty, as well as the Bozeman community are invited to attend. An informal reception will follow.

Campus Hosts:
Dr. Renee Reijo Pera, Vice President of Research and Economic Development (Dr. Robert Bertram)
Dr. Linda Young, Department Head, Political Science (Dr. Tag Demment)

Friday, April 10 (MDST) – Public Meeting (live streamed) | Ballroom A, Strand Union Building, Montana State University
Time Title Additional Information
8:30 am BIFAD Public Meeting (live streamed) Ballroom A, Strand Union Building

Chair Brady Deaton opens meeting and reviews agenda

  • Welcome by Dr. Brady Deaton
  • Welcome by Dr. Waded Cruzado
  • Old and new business
  • HICD Working Group Status Report by Gebisa Ejeta
8:45 am – 9:45 am Tribal College Panel  Moderator:
Dr. Waded Cruzado, President, Montana State University

Panelists include:
  • Dr. Carole Falcon-Chandler, President, Aaniiih Nakoda College
  • Dr. Billie Jo Kipp, President, Blackfeet Community College
  • Dr. David Yarlott, President, Little Big Horn College
9:45 am Question/Answer and Comment Period by BIFAD Members  
10:00 am – 10:30 am BREAK and MSU Student Recognition Day poster display Ballroom C, Strand Union Building
10:30 am – 11:15 am CATIE (Tropical Agriculture Research and Higher Education Center) update Ballroom A, Strand Union Building

Presentation by:
Dr. I. Miley Gonzalez, Deputy Director General, CATIE
11:15 am – 12:15 pm

PANEL: Decision Making to Enhance Food Security and Resilience

Dr. Waded Cruzado, President, Montana State University

Panelists include:
  • Dr. Sarah Janzen, Assistant Professor, Agricultural Economics and Economics
  • Dr. Selena Ahmed, Assistant Professor, Health & Human Development
  • Dr. Eric Raile, Visiting Assistant Professor, Political Science
12:15 pm – 12:30 pm

Question/Answer and Comment Period by BIFAD Members

12:30 pm – 12:45 pm

Public comment period (in-person audience & submitted questions)