White Papers

During the spring of 2013, faculty groups drafted white paper plans for each of the grand challenges. We would like to thank each faculty member that participated in the writing of our white papers.

Feeding Our World – Download the white paper

Chair – Dr. Chris Skaggs

  • Dr. Clinton Allred -Nutrition and Food Science
  • Dr. David Caldwell – Poultry Science
  • Dr. Elena Castell-Perez – Biological and Agricultural Engineering
  • Dr. Rhonda Miller – Animal Science
  •  Dr. Elsa Murano – Nutrition and Food Science
  •  Dr. Wayne Smith – Soil and Crop Science

Protecting Our Environment – Download the white paper

Chair – Dr. David Reed

  • Dr. Jacqui Aitkenhead-Peterson – Soil and Crop Science
  • Dr. Spencer Behmer – Entomology
  • Dr. Tom Lacher – Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences
  • Dr. Clyde Munster – Biological and Agricultural Engineering
  • Dr. Strid Volder – Horticultural Sciences
  • Dr. Rich Woodward – Agricultural Economics
  • Dr. Joshua Yuan – Plant Pathology and Microbiology

Improving Our Health – Download the white paper

Chair – Dr. Kim Dooley

  • Dr. Fuller Blazer – Animal Science
  • Ms. Karen Beathard – Nutrition and Food Science
  • Dr. Elena Castell-Perez – Biological and Agricultural Engineering
  • Dr. Bhimanagouda Patil – Horticultural Sciences
  • Dr. David Scott – Recreation Parks and Tourism Sciences
  • Dr. Rosemary Waizem – Poultry Science

Enriching Our Youth – Download the white paper

Chair – Dr. Danielle Harris

  • Dr. Kevin Heinz – Entomology
  • Dr. Toby Lepley – Texas A&M AgriLife Extension
  • Dr. Corliss Outley – Recreation Parks and Tourism Sciences
  • Dr. Shawn Ramsey – Animal Sciences
  • Ms. Lisa Whittlesey – Horticultural Sciences
  • Dr. Gary Briers – Agricultural Leadership, Education, and Communications

Growing Our Economy – Download the white paper

Chair – Dr. Alan Sams

  • Dr. Cristine Alvarado – Poultry Science
  • Dr. Ronald Lacey – Biological and Agricultural Engineering
  • Dr. David Matarrita – Recreation Parks and Tourism Sciences
  • Dr. Ed Rister – Agricultural Economics
  • Dr. Gary W. Williams – Agricultural Economics
  • Dr. Jennifer Williams – Agricultural Leadership, Education, and Communications

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