National Clean Plant Network
National Clean Plant Network
National Clean Plant Network
University of California
National Clean Plant Network

Tier 1 Governing Board

 

The NCPN Governing Board (NCPN-GB), also referred to as the Tier 1 Governing Board, has met regularly since its inception in early 2009.  The meetings include monthly teleconferences, face-to-face meetings at one of the clean plant centers, and annual general meetings.  The teleconferences and meetings at the clean plant centers are usually held in closed session. At general meetings NCPN stakeholders and the public are welcome to participate.

Third General Meeting, November, 2011 (Riverdale, MD)

 

Second General Meeting, May 2010 (Davis, California)

California Secretary of Agriculture A.G. Kawamura welcomes NCPN
California Secretary of Agriculture A.G. Kawamura welcomes NCPN

The second general meeting of the NCPN Governing Board was held at the University of California, Davis, on May 11-12, 2010.  The formal meeting was followed on May 13 by a tour of a California nursery and grape grower's research vineyard in the Central Valley. 
Several of the commodity clean plant networks and other NCPN-related committees also met in Davis during the week of May 10-14.

Second General Meeting, May 2010 - documents and presentations

 

 

 

First General Meeting, March 2009 (Washington, D.C.)

The first general meeting of the National Clean Plant Network (NCPN) was convened at the U.S. National Arboretum in Washington, D.C. on March 25-26, 2009.  The members of the Core Working Group acted as hosts and introduced the newly appointed members of the NCPN Governing Body (Tier 1).  Those board members are: Bill Dickerson (ARS, Center for Plant Health, Science & Technology, North Carolina), Wayne Dixon (Florida State Department of Agriculture), Joseph Postman (USDA, Corvallis, Oregon), Ken Rauscher (Plant Board and Michigan State Department of Agriculture), and Tom Wessels (Washington State Department of Agriculture).

Meryl Broussard (CSREES), Dr. Ed Knipling (ARS), and Kevin Shea (APHIS) sign the Memorandum of Understanding on March 26, 2009
Meryl Broussard (CSREES), Dr. Ed Knipling (ARS), and Kevin Shea (APHIS) sign the Memorandum of Understanding on March 26, 2009
One of the highlights of the meeting was the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) by three USDA agencies - Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), Agricultural Research Service (ARS), and Cooperative State Research, Education and Extension Service (CSREES).  In the MOU, the three agencies agreed to cooperatively support research, quarantine and outreach activities for the newly-organized NCPN. 

 
First General Meeting, March 2009 - documents and presentations

NCPN LogoThe National Clean Plant Network (NCPN) is a voluntary association of specialty crop networks that have joined to promote the use of pathogen-tested, healthy plant material for food crops in the United States. The NCPN operates under the auspices of three agencies within the United States Department of Agriculture - Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), Agricultural Research Service (ARS) and National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA).

 

 

Hosting for this website provided by:

 

Webmaster Email: vjkrist@ucdavis.edu