5th Annual Plant Breeding Meeting
National Association of Plant Breeders
An Initiative of the Plant Breeding Coordinating Committee (SCC-080)
5th Annual Meeting, August 2011
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What: the annual meeting of the National Association of Plant Breeders, an initiative of the Plant Breeding coordinating committee
Who: all those interested in plant breeding are invited to attend; there are no annual dues; attendees will include public and private sector scientists and graduate students
When: tba, 2011
Host: tba, Texas A&M University
Objective: The plant breeding coordinating committee serves as a forum regarding issues and opportunities of national and global importance to the public and private sectors of the U.S. national plant breeding effort
Organized by: National Association of Plant Breeders (an Initiative of the Plant Breeding Coordinating Committee)
- tba, 2011, TAMU, Texas: 5th National Plant Breeding Meeting (sponsored by the National Association of Plant Breeders (an Initiative of the Plant Breeding Coordinating Committee). The Plant Breeding Coordinating Committee serves as a forum regarding issues and opportunities of national and global importance to the public and private sectors of the U.S. national plant breeding effort.
- The workshop has three goals: 1) to carry out discussions on strategies to shape the future of plant breeding, 2) to expose participants to state of the art plant breeding research through invited speakers, and 3) to encourage the exchange of knowledge through poster presentations by participants. Confirmed speakers for the meeting TBA
- All plant breeders are encouraged to attend - student and professional, public sector and industry, U.S. and abroad. An optional tour of public and private breeding facilities is also planned (meeting registration: $??? until July 24; on-site $???). For more information contact TBA or register online at: TBA
Or see the meeting web page at:
- Block of hotel rooms are held at the following hotels at Pioneer rates of $67.00 per night. Guests will need to confirm their own reservations by two weeks prior (August 1) otherwise rooms will be released and Pioneer rates will not be available. The hotels are as follows:
- Local arrangements subcommittee chair: TBA (chair)
- Speaker subcommittee: TBA (chair)
- Business meeting subcommittee: TBA (chair)
- Nominations subcommittee: TBA
- Participants must preregister for the tour; there will be no registration at the meeting.
Schedule for the 2011 meeting:
Instructions for 2010 Workshop:
- Arrival: TBA
- Airport Transportation will be provided by TBA
- There is no dress code requirement for the sessions. However, keep in mind that it can be difficult to maintain good temperature control in large meeting rooms. We suggest you dress in layers or bring a sweater for your comfort.
- We will provide you with copies of all workshop-related documents; they are also available on the website. White papers are drafts and have undergone various levels of review, so your input is important. Newer versions may be available on the website.
Speakers and topics:
Subcommittee White Papers:
The PBCC is a national coordinating committee of U.S. plant breeders (SCC-080) established in 2007 at a workshop co-organized by USDA-CSREES and the Departments of Crop Science and Horticultural Science at North Carolina State University. The committee works to raise awareness of what plant breeders have done for the nation and how they can contribute to the future of the United States. The group seeks to strengthen U.S. plant breeding capacity by encouraging improvements in infrastructure and education. The PBCC was established as a Land-Grant University Multistate Research Coordinating Committee.
According to guidelines of USDA-CSREES (United States Department of Agriculture – Cooperative State Research, Education and Extension Service) and ESCOP (Experiment Station Committee on Organization and Policy), a Coordinating Committee (CC) provides opportunities for scientists, specialists and others to work cooperatively and coordinate activities to solve problems that concern more than one state. The Plant Breeding Coordinating Committee (PBCC) is administered by the Southern Association of Agricultural Experiment Station Directors (SAAESD) and has been assigned the number "SCC-080". However, participants in SCC-080 can be from any state. Experiment Station directors of each state are encouraged to name an official representative to the SCC-080. Anyone from either the public or private sector interested in the future of plant breeding is encouraged to participate in the PBCC (SCC-080). The PBCC is organized into an executive committee and seven subcommittees.