Institute of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Extension
Non Technical Summary
Coordination of activities among participating states and between multi-state research and integrated research and extension projects requires certain administrative services and support. For example, interstate travel of State Agricultural Experiment Station scientists and administrative advisers is essential for them to attend ad hoc technical committee meetings, coordinating committee meetings, conferences, and work groups. These activities and the associated expenses must be accounted for through some reporting mechanism. This project will facilitate multi-state research, and integrated research and extension activities, and permit the accounting of the related expenditures. This project will permit better administration of the Multi-State Research Fund and help to facilitate collaboration and cooperative activities on selected priority topics identified through a regional framework of planned activities.
Animal Health Component
Research Effort Categories
Goals / Objectives
To facilitate the planning and coordination of Regional Research.
To simplify accounting and disbursement of travel funds at each participating State Agricultural Experiment Station (SAES) for Regional Research planning and coordination
An allotment of the MRF will be made to the Western Directors Office and at each participating station using appropriate forms to pay the necessary expenses of the directors serving as administrative advisers, members of technical committees, participating scientists, and other persons authorized by the designated administrative advisers at their Stations desiring to participate in meetings, including working groups and conferences. These meetings will be for the purpose of conferring on, coordinating and furthering research on specific problems of concern to two or more states. Administrative Advisers and Station Directors shall be guided by the policies at their own stations regarding travel and other expenses to be authorized.