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  1. Collaborative Hatch Projects Laura Lavine Washington State University Assistant Director State Agricultural Experiment Station

  2. OUR LAND-GRANT MISSION • Support Washington Ag. and Associated Industries • $51 Billion Annual Revenue (13% WA Economy) • 37,000 Farms –160,000 Employees • 300 Commodities Grown • Nationwide Leader – Apples, Sweet Cherries, Pears, Hops, Carrots, +5 more • Runner-Up– Wine (2nd to California) • Top-5 Producer – Wheat, Milk, Potatoes, Cattle Cougar I Wine by Gordon Estates Winery

  3. OUR COLLEGE • Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences • Office of Research (SAES) • Extension • Academic Programs • 16 Academic Units – 13 Subject Matter Centers • 2,300 Undergraduates – 600 Graduate Students • 550 Faculty – 700 Staff • Collaboration with USDA-ARS Cougar Gold has been Produced by the Campus Creamery since the 1930s

  4. OUR CHALLENGE • Diverse disciplines • Shrinking revenues from traditional sources • Expectation to do more with less • Business Functions • Academic Functions • Research Functions • Extension Functions • Compliance Functions

  5. OUR SOLUTION • Capitalize on existing resources • Create new and diverse partnerships • Be Strategic in research prioritization • Be Visible with research outcomes • Be Collaborative in research

  6. CAPITALIZE ON STRENGTHSDISCOVERY • Molecular Plant Sciences • Aromatic Plant Products • Nitrogen Metabolism • Lipid Biochemistry • Enabling Technologies • Genomics • Phenomics • Animal Sciences • Infectious Disease • Adipose Management Non-Invasive, High-Throughput Fluorescence Imaging

  7. CAPITALIZE ON STRENGTHSTRANSLATION • Breeding High Quality Crops • Wheat • Tree Fruit • Potatoes • Precision Agriculture • Robotics • Machine Vision • UAS • Food Safety Technologies • Microwave Processing • Advanced Packaging Robotic-assisted Apple Harvesting on Fruiting-Wall Orchard

  8. LEVERAGE RESOURCESR & E CENTERS EXPERIMENTAL FARMS • Research & Extension Centers • Prosser • Puyallup • Wenatchee • Mt. Vernon • Farms • Lind • Othello • Tula-Young Hastings

  9. LEVERAGE RESOURCESCOUNTY EXTENSION OFFICES • Natural Resources • Stewardship • IPM • Forestry • Youth & Family • Food Safety • Community & Econ. Dev. • Infrastructure • Public Safety

  10. SIGNIFICANT IMPACTS • Top 6 – NIFA Competitive Grant Awards • SCRI, OREI, BRDI, AFRI • Widely Adopted Varieties • Otto, COSMIC CRISPTM • Center of Excellence for Food Safety • MATS/MAPS • Genome Databases • Rosaceae, Quinoa, Mint, Cotton Proprietary Variety Management

  11. CREATE OPPORTUNITY • Collaborative Hatch Projects • Why? • Capacity Funds are Key to Success of Ag Research

  12. CREATE OPPORTUNITY • Collaborative Hatch Projects • Why? • Capacity Funds are Key to Success of Ag Research • Flexibility to Respond to Evolving Program at NIFA

  13. CREATE OPPORTUNITY • Collaborative Hatch Projects • Why? • Capacity Funds are Key to Success of Ag Research • Flexibility to Respond to Evolving Program at NIFA • More Impactful Reporting

  14. CREATE OPPORTUNITY • Collaborative Hatch Projects • Why? • Capacity Funds are Key to Success of Ag Research • Flexibility to Respond to Evolving Program at NIFA • More Impactful Reporting • Stimulate Research Collaboration

  15. CREATE OPPORTUNITY • Collaborative Hatch Projects • Who? (Program Side & Finance Side) • Director & Assistant Director of the SAES • Program Coordinator

  16. CREATE OPPORTUNITY • Collaborative Hatch Projects • Who? (Program Side & Finance Side) • Director & Assistant Director of the SAES • Program Coordinator • SAES Fiscal Officers/Management Analysts • Grants Development Specialist

  17. CREATE OPPORTUNITY • Collaborative Hatch Projects • Who? (Program Side & Finance Side) • Director & Assistant Director of the SAES • Program Coordinator • SAES Fiscal Officers/Management Analysts • Grants Development Specialist • Chairs & Directors

  18. CREATE OPPORTUNITY • Collaborative Hatch Projects • Who? (Program Side & Finance Side) • Director & Assistant Director of the SAES • Program Coordinator • SAES Fiscal Officers/Management Analysts • Grants Development Specialist • Chairs & Directors • Director of Extension • Faculty • USDA NIFA NPLs/Director of NIFA

  19. CREATE OPPORTUNITY • Collaborative Hatch Projects • Who? (Program Side & Finance Side) • Director & Assistant Director of the SAES • Program Coordinator • SAES Fiscal Officers/Management Analysts • Grants Development Specialist • Chairs & Directors • Director of Extension • Faculty • USDA NIFA NPLs/Director of NIFA

  20. CREATE OPPORTUNITY • Collaborative Hatch Projects • How? • Step 1: Inventory of current projects & participants & budgets

  21. CREATE OPPORTUNITY • Collaborative Hatch Projects • How? • Step 1: Inventory of current projects & participants & budgets • Step 2: Work closely with program coordinator on current processes and new processes

  22. CREATE OPPORTUNITY • Collaborative Hatch Projects • How? • Step 1: Inventory of current projects & participants & budgets • Step 2: Work closely with program coordinator on current processes and new processes • Step 3: Collect information from Unit Chairs on areas of research strengths

  23. CREATE OPPORTUNITY • Collaborative Hatch Projects • How? • Step 1: Inventory of current projects & participants & budgets • Step 2: Work closely with program coordinator on current processes and new processes • Step 3: Collect information from Unit Chairs on areas of research strengths • Step 4: Summarize these & ask Unit Chairs to assign faculty to these groups (10)

  24. CREATE OPPORTUNITY • Collaborative Hatch Projects • How? • Step 5: Share groups & participant lists with Unit Chairs, request feedback • Step 6: Revise groups (14) – Reassure that no money will change (at first)

  25. CREATE OPPORTUNITY • Collaborative Hatch Projects • How? • Step 5: Share groups & participant lists with Unit Chairs, request feedback • Step 6: Revise groups (14) – Reassure that no money will change (at first) • Step 7: Identify leaders within each group • Step 8: Decide on structure (multi-state project structure and format)

  26. CREATE OPPORTUNITY • Collaborative Hatch Projects • How? • Step 9: Invite leaders to Chair groups • Step 10: Revise groups based on Chair feedback

  27. CREATE OPPORTUNITY • Collaborative Hatch Projects • How? • Step 9: Invite leaders to Chair groups • Step 10: Revise groups based on Chair feedback • Step 11: Some faculty are not in groups-OK • Step 12: Set deadlines and work with BFO to decide how to manage budgets associated with new projects

  28. CREATE OPPORTUNITY • Collaborative Hatch Projects • How? • Step 13: Call recurring Chairs meetings to work on project proposals, timelines, reporting requirements, incentives • Step 14: Have a Big Kick-off Party with Posters! Invite BigWigs! Congratulate Chairs!

  29. CREATE OPPORTUNITY • Collaborative Hatch Projects • How? • Step 13: Call recurring Chairs meetings to work on project proposals, timelines, reporting requirements, incentives • Step 14: Have a Big Kick-off Party with Posters! Invite BigWigs! Congratulate Chairs! • Step 15: Patiently wait for proposals • Step 16: Meet with NIFA State Liaison

  30. CREATE OPPORTUNITY • Collaborative Hatch Projects • How? • Step 17: Be positive and open to feedback • Step 18: Be positive in the face of uncertainty • Step 19: Track participants and proposals • Step 20: Wait for NIFA approvals or deferrals or…. • TIMELINE: 2+ years and counting

  31. FOCUS ON THE FUTURE • Collaborative Hatch Projects • Predictions: NEW TEAMS! Increase competitiveness More collaboration More efficient resource sharing Better communication BETTER SOLUTIONS!

  32. FUTURE SUCCESSFUL OUTCOMES • MORE OF THESE!!! NEW FUNDING FROM NEW SOURCES • Top 6 – NIFA Competitive Grant Awards • SCRI, OREI, BRDI, AFRI • Widely Adopted Varieties • Otto, COSMIC CRISPTM • Center of Excellence for Food Safety • MATS/MAPS • Genome Databases • Rosaceae, Quinoa, Mint, Cotton Proprietary Variety Management