Managing Global Resources for a Secure Future

2017 Annual Meeting | Oct. 22-25 | Tampa, FL

186 Symposium--Training Plant Breeders to Design and Manage 21st Century Cultivar Development Pipelines

Oral Session
C01 Crop Breeding and Genetics
This symposium will assess the training needs of modern plant breeders, both at the graduate level and for continuing education, and will present exciting innovations in how to develop and deliver a curriculum that prepares breeders to use new tools to deliver higher rates of genetic gain.

C08 Plant Genetic Resources

Tuesday, October 24, 2017: 8:00 AM-10:00 AM
Marriott Tampa Waterside, Florida Salon VI

Seth C. Murray
Gary N. Atlin
8:00 AM
Introductory Remarks
8:30 AM
Re-Imagining Postgraduate Training in the Plant Sciences.
David Stern, Boyce Thompson Institute; Natalie Henkhaus, American Society of Plant Biologists; Vanessa R Greenlee, Boyce Thompson Institute; Crispin Taylor, American Society of Plant Biologists
8:45 AM
Plant Breeding E-Learning in Africa – a Collaborative Effort to Train the Next Generation of Plant Breeders in Africa.
Walter P Suza, Iowa State University; Michael Retallick, Iowa State University; Rita H Mumm, University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign; Judith Levings, Iowa State University; Courtney Clawson, Iowa State University; Gregory S Miller, Iowa State University; Siddique Aboobucker, Iowa State University; Assibi Mahama, Iowa State University; Gretchen Anderson, Iowa State University; Thomas Lubberstedt, Iowa State University; Kendall R. Lamkey, Iowa State University
9:05 AM
The African Plant Breeding Academy, an Initiative of the African Orphan Crops Consortium.
Allen Van Deynze, University of California; Howard-Yana Shapiro, Mars, Incorporated; Kent Bradford, University of California; Rale Gjuric, University of California; Rita H Mumm, University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign
9:35 AM
Panel Discussion including T. Abadie and W. F. Tracy
10:00 AM