August 25-29, 2019
Callaway Gardens – Pine Mountain, Ga.
The National Association of Plant Breeders advances excellence in research, education, and outreach in the field of improvement, and seeks to communicate the importance of plant breeding in unison with the Plant Breeding Coordinating Committee. The annual meeting contributes to the mission by highlighting the latest research from invited speakers and award winners and enabling field tours showcasing breeding efforts on regional crops. For 2019, the annual meeting is returning to the South.
Georgia has a rich agricultural history, diverse landscape and broad array of crops juxtaposed with metropolitan Atlanta and coastal Savannah, gateways to world commerce. With agriculture being the top industry of the state underpinned by breeding programs at the University of Georgia, we are pleased to host the 2019 annual meetings of the National Association of Plant Breeders and Plant Breeding Coordinating Committee in Callaway Gardens, Aug. 25-29, 2019.
Within an hour of Atlanta, and near the center of agricultural production in Georgia, the Callaway Gardens conference center offers beautiful hiking and golfing, with easy access to the Little White House of Franklin Delano Roosevelt and to the birthplace and home of Jimmy Carter. Program highlights include an opening plenary featuring UGA geneticist Jeff Bennetzen, sessions on contemporary breeding and genomics research for horticultural and agronomic crops important in the southeast, tours to the Griffin and Tifton campuses of the University of Georgia and the NIFA-AFRI plant breeding project meeting.