3rd Annual Plant Breeding Retreat

UF/IFAS Plant Breeders Workgroup Annual Meeting
August 5-6, 2020

Schedule

August 5, 2019

9:30 - 10:30     Arrive at hotel in Tampa

10:30 – 10:45  Opening remarks
10:45 – 11:45  Juan Marroquin & Aline Frasca, HM Clause (presentation + questions
11:45 – 1:30    Lunch 
1:30 – 2:30      Dr. Les Padley, Syngenta (presentation + questions)
2:30 – 3:00      "CV improvement guidelines" by Cathy Carr, career resource center
3:00 – 3:30      Hands-on workshop. Review each other's CVs under supervision of Ms. Carr
3:30 – 4:00      Coffee break

4:00 – 4:30      "Personal branding and social media guidelines" by Cathy Carr

4:30 – 5:00      Hands-on workshop. Review each other's media (LinkedIn, Twitter, website)

8:30                 Networking session sponsored by HM Clause

August 6, 2019

8:30 – 8:40       Opening remarks
8:40 – 9:30       Breeders updates (new initiatives, cultivar releases, etc.). All faculty

9:30 – 11:30     Interactive poster sessions
11:30 – 12:00   Announcements and closing remarks 

12:00                 Adjourn for Day 2

PBR Chair - Francesco Cappai

Francesco is a doctoral student working on applying CRISPR/cas9 gene editing to blueberries. He is the recipient of the 2018 FFAR fellow award. This is Francesco's second year planning the event.