The 2013 JAAS work conference was solemnly held on February 28, 2013. In accordance with the principles and spirits delivered by the Central Government work conference and Jiangsu Provincial work conference, JAAS work conference reviewed the achievements and existing problems in 2012 and deployed the research tasks of 2013. JAAS President Yan Shaohua made an overall work report and Vice President Lu Xiaoxi made the concluding speech. More than 650 representatives attended the conference, including the administrative staff, chiefs of the research institutes, managers of the affiliated enterprises, representatives of democratic parties and the retired staff.
The year 2012 was the 80th anniversary of JAAS since its foundation. The cerebration attracted tremendous attention of the public to the scientific research of JAAS. President Yan talked about the achievements in scientific research, talent cultivation, infrastructure construction and Jiangsu Agriculture Science and Technology Innovation Fund (JASTIF) in the past 10 years. He also stressed that, all the scientists should keep clear-minded and modest to make further progress, and the key points are as follows. First, increase the application for more major research projects with more social influence and enhance technical extension; second, increase the competence of scientific enterprises; third, strive for innovation in logistic services; fourth, strengthen the management of regional research institutes.
During the conference, representatives from different departments and institutes also made important speeches and carried out fruitful discussions.