Industry Research Coordinating Committee

The Industry Research Coordinating Committee is responsible for recommending the research priorities for the Florida citrus industry to the Board that are outside the scope of work of the Research Management Committee. This committee will focus efforts on threats or opportunities for all elements of the industry that fall within its scope. This committee will perform an annual GAP analysis and, working with all elements of the Florida citrus industry, establish research priorities that fall within its scope.

The committee will include at least one (1) Category 1 member of the Board as well as twelve (12) non-Board members which are appointed by the Board of the Foundation upon the recommendation of Florida Citrus Production Managers Association (as to 3 members), Florida Citrus Processors (as to 3 members), Florida Citrus Packers (as to 2 members), DOC Harvesting Committee (as to 2 members), Florida Citrus Commission (as to 1 member), Florida Citrus Mutual (as to 1 member) and Florida Nursery Grower’s Association, Citrus Nursery Division (as to 1 member). The non-Board member(s) may vote on matters coming before the Industry Research Coordinating Committee but shall not be entitled to vote on matters coming before the Board of Directors.

The non-Board members shall serve terms of three (3) years and such terms shall be staggered so that the terms of four (4) non-Board members shall expire each year.

  • Wayne H. Simmons, Chairman
  • Rob Atchley
  • Dave Crumbly
  • Carson A. Futch, Vice Chairman
  • Kevin Gaffney
  • Paul M. Genke
  • V. C. Hollingsworth III                     .
  • Frank Hunt III
  • Thomas F. (Tom) Kirschner
  • Weston Johnson
  • Peter McClure
  • Phillip Rucks
  • John F. Veldhuis
  • Mitchell T. (Mitch) Willis

In 2011 CRDF assumed the responsibilities of the Florida Citrus Industry Research Coordinating Council, including the development of an annual analysis of research priorities and how they are being met.  The attached report and appendices summarize the effort during this transition year to capture priorities, inventory ongoing research, and developing an analysis of which are the important gaps.

This report is still in draft form, and any corrections, editions or suggestions are welcome to make the final product better.  Consideration of the 12 most critical gaps will take place at the July 24 CRDF Board Meeting, and since the report document is large, this hard copy is being provided to Board members for their consideration in advance of the meeting.

Thanks are expressed to the IRCC for working through this process in transition, and to Mr. John Jackson for his assistance in the transition period.

Download IRCC 2016 Research Priorities and Gaps Analysis Report

Download IRCC 2014 Research Priorities and Gaps Analysis Report

Download IRCC 2011-2012 Research Priorities and Gaps Analysis Report