Preliminary Agenda

7:30-8:00 AM Registration
8:00-8:15 AM Call to Order and Introductions – Niroj Aryal, President
8:15-9:00 AM Keynote Address

Industrial Hemp in North Carolina, Paul Adams, NCDA&CS: Plant Industries

9:00-9:15 AM Update on NC State University Biological & Agricultural Engineering Program, Garey Fox
9:15-9:30 AM Update on NC A&T State University Biological Engineering Program, Niroj Aryal
9:30-9:45 AM DOE Giant Miscanthus Project: technologies for the environmental assessment of Miscanthus cultivation, Chadi Sayde, NC State
9:45-10:00 AM Break
Industry Perspectives
10:00-10:15 AM George Sabbagh, Bayer CropScience
10:15-10:30 AM Ed Barnes, Cotton, Inc
10:30-10:45 AM Kris Bass, Kris Bass Engineering
10:45-11:00 AM T.S. (Rama) Ramanarayanan, Syngenta
11:00-11:15 AM Kevin Davidson, AgriWaste Technology
11:15 – 11:30 AM Vanessa Klett, Pfizer
11:30-12:00 PM Panel Discussion / Q&A
12:00-1:30 PM Lunch with Student Club Updates
12:40-12:50 PM Graduate Student Association
12:50-1:00 PM Alpha Epsilon
1:00-1:10 PM Pack Pullers
1:10-1:20 PM ASABE Student Club at NC A&T
1:20-1:30 PM ASABE Student Club at NC State
1:30-1:45 PM Break
1:45-2:30 PM Business Meeting for NC State Section Members
2:30-5:00 PM ASABE Student Club Poster Session & Research Poster Session