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									OPGC External Planning Team Recommendations
 Relevance:
 1. Rewrite the OPGC mission statement to comply with USDA/ARS
    NP 301 guidelines - 2006 HOCGC meeting.
 2. Reduce the number of priority genera to accommodate current staff
    levels and available funds - 2006 HOCGC meeting.
 3. Identify priority species within the revised priority genera - 2006
    HOCGC meeting.
 4. Revise acquisition, maintenance, and seed increase efforts to
    reflect reprioritization of taxa - 2006 HOCGC meeting.
 5. Develop and prioritize sound acquisition targets with special
    consideration on native US taxa – Stopped the collection of Ohio
    native plants and discussed at the 2006 HOCGC meeting.
 6. Integrate collaborative research projects with reprioritized target
    taxa - 2006 HOCGC meeting.
 7. Restrict germplasm acquisition and maintenance activities to
    OPGC assigned genera and species - 2006 HOCGC meeting.

                       2006 HOCGC Meeting - Chicago
                              4-5 August 2006
Capacity:
8. Clarify OPGC management and administrative structure - Under
    consideration and planning.
9. Reallocate office space – Under implementation.
10. Phase-out clonal germplasm program - Under implementation.
11. Refocus in vitro facilities and staff to support regeneration and
    maintenance activities – Under consideration and planning.
12. Eliminate the backlog of adding OPGC accession records into the
    Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN) - Under
    implementation.
13. Try to obtain a staff member dedicated to IT activities - Under
    consideration and planning.
14. Minimize current seed regeneration efforts until reprioritization
    activities can be completed - Under implementation.
15. Maximize operational efficiencies - Under consideration and
    planning.


                       2006 HOCGC Meeting - Chicago
                              4-5 August 2006
Quality:
16. Prepare staff development plans - Under preparation.

17. Maintain and enhance OPGC visibility to professional and
    industry organizations- Under consideration and planning.

Impact:
18. Maintain and enhance existing technical and scientific
    collaborations with academia and industry- Under
    consideration and planning.




                  2006 HOCGC Meeting - Chicago
                         4-5 August 2006
       OPGC Motto
“Your partner in herbaceous plant
germplasm conservation”




         2006 HOCGC Meeting - Chicago
                4-5 August 2006
NP301 Vision Statement:
“Furnishing  genetic and bioinformatic tools, genomic
information, and genetic raw materials to enhance
American agricultural productivity to ensure a high
quality, safe supply of food, fiber, feed, ornamentals,
and industrial products.”

Proposed OPGC Vision Statement:

“Furnishing genetic raw materials and associated
information to enhance American floricultural
productivity to ensure a high quality supply of
herbaceous ornamentals.”
 Current OPGC Mission
We work to conserve and nurture the
world wealth of herbaceous
ornamental plant diversity to bring
happiness and health to humankind.




          2006 HOCGC Meeting - Chicago
                 4-5 August 2006
NP 301 Mission Statement:
“To safeguard and utilize plant, microbial, and insect
germplasm (genetic raw material), associated genetic and
genomic databases, and bioinformatic tools to ensure an
abundant, safe, and inexpensive supply of food, feed, fiber,
ornamentals, and industrial products for the United States
and other nations.”

Proposed OPGC Mission Statement:
“To safeguard and utilize herbaceous ornamental plant
germplasm and associated information to ensure an
abundant and high quality supply of herbaceous
ornamentals for the United States and other nations.”

                   2006 HOCGC Meeting - Chicago
                          4-5 August 2006
          Current Goal
“To build the OPGC into the world’s
leading herbaceous ornamental plant
genebank.”




            2006 HOCGC Meeting - Chicago
                   4-5 August 2006
             Current Objectives
• To establish an herbaceous ornamental plant
  genebank as an integrated component of the USDA
  National Plant Germplasm System (NPGS)
• To build a network of cooperators with the
  horticultural industry, universities, botanic gardens,
  USDA, crop specific societies, plant conservation
  groups and individuals
• To build and promote collaborative research in
  herbaceous plant germplasm conservation and
  utilization
• To institute academic programs and short courses
  in germplasm conservation


                  2006 HOCGC Meeting - Chicago
                         4-5 August 2006
    Participation in NPGS Activities
• HOCGC – JH, SS, DT – Ex-officio
• PGOC – JH, SS, DT
• Associate Germplasm Collections Subcommittee – DT
• Barcode of Economic Plants Initiative – DT
• In situ Collections Subcommittee – DT
• Medicinal Plants Subcommittee – SS, DT
• Operational Manual Revision Subcommittee – DT
• 2005 NPGS Curator Workshop Organization
  Committee and Regeneration Session Chair – SS
• Interviewing panel cat. 4 scientist at NCGRP – DT

                2006 HOCGC Meeting - Chicago
                       4-5 August 2006
               OPGC Graduate Students
PhD Program:
1. BROE Michael – DNA markers (EEOB/GA)– Andreas Wolfe.
2. CHOI, Seongjin – MRI studies of seed quality (Physics/GA)– Chris Hammel.
3. CONTRERAS, Samuel – Seed development, dormancy, vigor and storage
   (Fulbright Scholar) – Mark Bennett.
4. GESIMBA, Robert – Evaluation of Passiflora species (USAID Scholar) – Dan
   Struve.
5. LUO, Jing – Species invasiveness (OSU Distinguished Fellowship) – John
   Cardina.
6. MWEETWA, Alice – Phalaenopsis seed storage – Greg Welbaum (VT).
7. PALUMBO, Rose – Pelargonium DNA markers – Guo-Liang Wang (PP).
8. STIEVE, Susan – Rudbeckia variation – Miller McDonald.

MS Program:
9. HU, Xiaolei – Seed vigor and computerized imaging – Miller McDonald.
10. JEONG, Ka-Yeon – Begonia evaluation – Claudio Pasian.
11. RABARA, Roel – Seed quality and storage (Fulbright Scholar) – Miller
    McDonald.            2006 HOCGC Meeting - Chicago
                               4-5 August 2006

								
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