Tom thank you for taking the leadership role our UKREC Horticulture Research Specialist, Dwight Wolfe, was part of the NC-104 group that won  and it was a big deal. Win

On Jan 25, 2017, at 10:45 AM, Tom Fernandez <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

I will be happy to put the information together. 

Everyone please fill out the following Excel table with the requested information for grants for which you are the main PI or PD that have arisen because of your involvement in NC1186. I’ve started the spreadsheet out with 2 examples. If you have leveraged funding from a grant on which someone else is the main PI/PD include by inserting a row under the appropriate grant and filling in columns J,K,L (see the White USDA SCRI grant for an example where I’ve put in the funding we’ve leveraged and inserted rows for the other co-PIs).

Please provide your top 2-5 accomplishments with outputs, outcomes and impacts (actual or anticipated) related to NC1186. Attached are 3 pdf files that might help with developing impacts, outcomes, outputs statements. 

Also list 2-5 added value or synergistic activities/advantages you have gained from being a part of NC1186. They specifically want 1) multi-disciplinary activities, 2) multi-functional integrated activities, and 3) additional partnerships/associations/collaborations.

Doug, would examples be for multi-disciplinary activities our co-meeting with NE1335; multi-funtional integrated activities our Michigan meeting with grower conference; additional partnerships etc the collaborations with specific industry partners on the SCRI WateR3 grant (Monrovia, Bailey’s, Bennett's Creek, etc)?

Please get your information to me by February 10.

Thanks- Tom
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Dr. Tom Fernandez
Department of Horticulture
1066 Bogue St., Room A216
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI 48824-1325

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On Jan 25, 2017, at 6:01 AM, Buhler, Douglas <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

This is more than a feel good award---see below.
The Experiment Station Directors have approved a monetary recognition of $15,000 from the Hatch Multistate Research Fund (MRF) for the Excellence in Multistate Research Award winner. Up to $5,000 has been available to cover travel for up to two members of the recipient project (the Administrative Advisor and Chair or their designees) to attend the awards ceremony at the APLU Annual Meeting. The remaining $10,000, and any unused travel funds, has been available to support activities which enhance and contribute to the research and/or outreach objectives of that multistate project, consistent with the appropriate use of Hatch MRF. Use of these funds is a project committee decision made in conjunction with its Administrative Advisor. 
From: Water Management and Quality for Ornamental Crop Production and Health [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of John C Majsztrik
Sent: Tuesday, January 24, 2017 2:54 PM
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Subject: Great Opportunity
Hi Everyone,
Doug Buhler contacted our group and wanted to nominate us for a National Multistate Research group award.  He said that we have a strong chance of winning this award.  My understanding is that this will be more of a feather in our cap than provide any tangible benefits (we will not receive any higher priority, more funding etc.).  As a group, we would need to put together an application packet that highlights our activities and accomplishments.
I am looking for someone that would be willing to lead this effort, as well as people that could assist with putting the package together.  I have additional information that I can provide the team with, in regards to past packets that won, application details etc.  The packet is due by February 28.  I am willing to help with the packet, but I am not able to coordinate the effort. 
If you are willing to coordinate this effort, please email the group, so those who are interested can contact you directly.  
Thank you for your consideration.
John Majsztrik, Ph. D.
Research Assistant Professor
Clemson University
Office: (864) 646 2964