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Rally Agenda at a Glance

The 2022 ASABE Southeastern Region Student Rally at Virginia Tech will begin in the afternoon of Friday, April 1, have a full day of events and activities on Saturday, and conclude by noon on Sunday, April 3.

Scenic photo of Seitz Hall

Friday, April 1, 2022

Time Event Location
3:00 - 4:00 pm  Arrive at HABB1 for check in/meet and greet HABB1 atrium
4:00 - 5:00 pm Tours of HABB1 HABB1
5:00 - 5:15 pm Welcome from BSE department head and CALS and COE deans HABB1 atrium
5:15 - 6:45 pm Student chapter introductions HABB1 atrium
6:45 - 7:45 pm Dinner with speaker HABB1 atrium
7:45 - 9:00 pm Design competition HABB1 atrium


Saturday, April 2, 2022

Time Event Location
8:30 - 9:30 am Breakfast HABB1 atrium
9:30 - 10:30 am Recent alumni panel HABB1 atrium
10:30 -10:45 am Break HABB1 atrium
10:45 am - 11:45 am Experienced professional panel HABB1 atrium
11:45 am - 12:45 pm Lunch HABB1 atrium
12:45 - 2:00 pm Tours of Seitz Hall Seitz Hall
2:00 - 3:00 pm Scavenger hunt/campus tour VT campus
3:00 - 4:00 pm Business meeting HABB1 atrium
4:00 - 5:30 pm Break to prepare for formal dinner, business attire required   
5:30 - 6:00 pm Social with appetizers Owens Banquet Hall
6:00 - 7:00 pm Formal dinner Owens Banquet Hall
7:00 - 8:00 pm Keynote speaker (read below for biography) Owens Banquet Hall

Sunday, April 3, 2022

Time Event Location
8:30 - 8:30 am Meeting of "best branch" with Midwest and CA/NV representatives HABB1 atrium
8:30 - 9:30 am Breakfast and formal goodbye HABB1 atrium
9:30 - 10:00 am Depart for Cascade Falls  
10:00 - 12:00 am Hike to Cascade Falls

Keynote Speaker Biography

Dr. Marty Matlock

Dr. Marty Matlock serves as Senior Advisor for Food Systems Resiliency at USDA. He previously was Executive Director of the University of Arkansas Resiliency Center and Professor of Ecological Engineering in the Biological and Agricultural Engineering Department. Dr. Matlock received his Ph.D. in Biosystems Engineering, M.S. in Botany, and B.S. in Agronomy from Oklahoma State University, is a registered professional engineer, a Board Certified Environmental Engineer, and a Certified Ecosystem Designer.

His research focus is measuring and managing complex ecosystem processes at local to global scales. Dr. Matlock is the recipient of the 2018 CAST-Borlaug Agriculture Communications Award. He has served on the USEPA Science Advisory Committee for Agriculture, the US Secretary of Agriculture’s Committee for the 21 st Century, and as sustainability science advisor with conservation organizations and agricultural producer groups. He is a member of the Cherokee Nation and served as Chairman of the Cherokee Nation Environmental Protection Commission for the past 16 years.