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Sunday, Aug. 25, 2019

  • 9 a.m.-3 p.m. – Soft skills workshop hosted by Bayer and Corteva
  • 1 p.m.-5 p.m. – PBCC committee meeting
  • NIFA poster session (open to all)
      • Session Chair: Pushpa Kathir, Program Specialist; NIFA Includes NIFA grantsmanship table w/handouts
      • 2:30 p.m. – Poster setup
      • 3 p.m.-5 p.m. – Posters
        • 3 p.m.-4 p.m. – Even #
        • 4 p.m.-5 p.m. – Odd #
  • 5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. – Opening session
  • 6:30 p.m. – Opening Keynote
  • 7:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. – Opening reception

Monday, Aug. 26, 2019

  • 7 a.m.-8:30 a.m. – Borlaug Scholar breakfast (awardees and mentors); Diversity Travel Awardee breakfast (awardees and mentors)
  • 8:30 a.m.-10 a.m. – NIFA Plant Breeding Project Director Presentations
  • 10 a.m.-10:20 a.m. – Break
  • 10:20 a.m.-noon – NIFA Plant Breeding Project Director Presentations, cont.; Session Chair: Liang-Shiou Lin, NIFA
  • Noon – 12:30 p.m. – Break and pick up box lunch to board buses for Griffin Campus
  • 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. – Travel to Griffin Campus
  • 1:30 p.m.-8 p.m. – Griffin Campus Tour (UGA and USDA-ARS breeding programs) and dinner at Barnstormer’s Grill

Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019

  • 8 a.m.-10 a.m. – Plenary session and lightning talks
  • 10 a.m.-10:30 a.m. – Break
  • 10:30 a.m.-noon  – Posters (Loblolly/Loblolly prefunction/Cypress)
  • 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. – Lunch
  • 1 p.m.-3 p.m. – General session, Plant Breeding Innovations
  • 3 p.m.-3:30 p.m. – Break
  • 3:30 p.m.-5:10 p.m. – General session, Plant Breeding Perspectives
  • Evening – Graduate student social (garden tour, cookout) and dinner on your own followed by entertainment in the lounge, featuring Cotton Bird.

Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019

  • 8 a.m.-10 a.m. – General session, Awardee Presentations and lightning talks
  • 10 a.m.-10:30 a.m. – Break
  • 10:30 a.m.-noon – Posters
  • 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. – Lunch
  • 1 p.m.-3 p.m. – General session, Breeding Specialty Crops
  • 3 p.m.-3:15 p.m. Break
  • 3:15 p.m.-4:15 p.m. – General session, Advances in Field Crop Breeding and Genetics
  • 4:15 p.m.-4:30 p.m. – Break
  • 4:30 p.m.-6 p.m. – NAPB Breakout Sessions and General Meeting
  • 6 p.m.-7 p.m. – Social hour
  • 7 p.m.-9 p.m. – Banquet and award presentations

Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019

Join us on the Plains/Tifton Tour to learn about the University of Georgia and USDA-ARS breeding programs for peanut, cotton, soybeans, muscadine grape, citrus, turf and forage grasses along with the associated seed system that brings new cultivars to market.  A bit of history will be interspersed with the science with a visit to the Jimmy Carter National Historic Site in Plains and the newly reconstructed Centennial Garden on the UGA Tifton campus.  Tour fee includes transportation, lunch/dinner, return to ATL on 30 Aug.  See the Accommodations page for information on Tifton lodging.