Schedule

Thursday, January 25, 2018

12:00 - 01:30 PM

Check-in / On-site Registration / Set up Posters

01:30 - 01:40 PM

Opening Remarks - Jessica Chitwood

01:40 - 01:50 PM

Welcome remarks

01:50 - 02:00 PM

Welcome Remarks - UF/IFAS

02:00 - 04:00 PM

Poster viewing and judging

06:30 - 08:30 PM

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Friday, January 26, 2018

08:00 - 09:00 AM

Check-in / Breakfast / On-site registration

09:00 - 09:15 AM

Welcome / Introductions: Jessica Chitwood

09:15 - 10:05 AM

Invited Speaker: ​Dr. Thomas Gradziel

If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail: Peculiar Perspectives from Fruit Breeding

10:10 - 11:00 AM

Invited Speaker: Dr. Thomas Burks

Digital and SmartAg Technology MegaTrends are transforming Agriculture (Field to Fork) into a HighTech Industry: Challenges and Opportunities

11:00 - 11:10 AM

Coffee Break

11:10 - 12:00 PM

Invited Speaker: Dr. Seth Murray

Transdisciplinary Frontiers in Field Based Phenomics

12:00 - 01:30 PM

Lunch Break and Poster Viewing Session

01:30 - 02:20 PM

Invited Speaker: Dr. Vivian Irish

A thorny question: the regulation of stem cell activity

02:25 - 03:25 PM

Student Talks: Travel Award Winners

Bonny Micheal Oloka, North Carolina State University
Chathurika Wijewardana, Mississippi State University
Kyle Swentowsky, University of Georgia
Suraj Sapkota, University of Georgia

03:25 - 03:35 PM

Coffee Break

03:35 - 04:25 PM

Invited Speaker: Dr. Jose Rotundo

Soybean genetic progress and resource use efficiency

04:25 - 04:35 PM

Student Travel Awards Ceremony - DuPont Pioneer

04:35 - 04:45 PM

Student Poster Awards - UF/IFAS

04:45 - 05:00 PM

Closing Remarks: Dr. Esteban Rios

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