1st Annual Plant Improvement Retreat

UF/IFAS Plant Breeders Workgroup Annual Meeting
August 3 & 4, 2017
Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel & Marina, Tampa, FL

Schedule of Events

August 3, 2017 – Student events

09:45 – 10:00 Opening remarks
10:00 – 11:00 Breeding for a company - Dr. Raymond Jacobs, Subtropical Plant Breeder, Driscoll's
11:00 – 12:00 Breeding for a company - Dr. Christopher Tinius, Global Soybean Breeding Director, Bayer CropScience
12:00 – 01:45 Lunch
01:45 – 02:45 Breeding for a company - Dr. David Wolff, Senior Plant Breeder – Fresh Market Tomato, Sakata Vegetables
02:45 – 03:00 Coffee break
03:00 – 04:45 Grant writing presentation / Workshop - Dr. Karen Koch, University of Florida 

                         [PBGI-funded students will be with faculty till 5]
04:45 – 05:00 Wrapping up the day / further discussions
06:00 – 08:00 Dinner & Social


August 4, 2017 – Students and faculty members
08:00 – 08:30 Coffee

08:30 - 08:40 Opening remarks

08:40 - 09:30 Faculty highlights
09:30 – 10:30 Three minute presentations - all participants (no slides)
10:30 – 11:45 Plant Breeding game
11:45 – 12:00 Concluding remarks

SPONSORS

Agronomy Department

Plant Molecular & Cellular Biology Program

Horticultural Sciences Department

Department of Environmental Horticulture

Plant Pathology Department