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Registration Open for Plant Breeding Academy, Seed Business 101

Applications are being accepted for the remaining spots of the European Plant Breeding Academy Class 4, beginning in October 2015.
The UC Davis Plant Breeding Academy is a postgraduate course that teaches the fundamentals of plant breeding, genetics and statistics through lectures, discussions, and field trips to public and private breeding programs.
Participants attend a half dozen six-day sessions in six countries. The instructors are internationally recognized experts in plant breeding and seed technology.
The schedule for the upcoming European PBA Class 4 is as follows:
Gent, Belgium                                   October 5-10, 2015
Angers, France                                  March 7-12, 2016
Gatersleben, Germany                 June 27 – July 2, 2016
Enkhuizen, The Netherlands       October 3-8, 2016
Almeria, Spain                                   March 6-11, 2017
Davis, USA                                          June 26-30, 2017
For more information on the UC Davis European Plant Breeding Academy visit or contact Joy Patterson at
Registration Open for SB-101 Field Crops Course
The next session of the UC Davis Seed Business 101 Field Crops course will be offered in Chicago, Illinois, Dec. 4-8, 2015, organized in conjunction with the American Seed Trade Association Corn & Sorghum Seed Research Conference (Dec. 7-11, 2015).  This program is now open for registration.
Seed Business 101 is offered by the UC Davis Seed Biotechnology Center.  It was created with input from industry executives to accelerate the careers of promising new employees and young managers. The course, offered since fall of 2010, has already been attended by over 300 seed professionals.
For more information visit or contact Rebeca Madrigal at (530) 752-8759 or at