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Identifying and Utilizing Genetic Diversity: NAPB Annual Meeting to Examine the Issues

The National Association of Plant Breeders holds its fifth annual meeting July 28-30 in Pullman, Washington. The theme for this year’s gathering is “Identifying and utilizing genetic diversity” and includes a keynote speech by University of Minnesota professor and endowed chair in corn breeding and genetics Rex Bernardo, as well as sessions/workshops on:

  • Exploiting genetic resources in public and private breeding programs
  • Plant breeding organization, policy, and funding
  • Breeding for consumer product quality: successes and failures
  • Essential career readiness skills for plant breeders

The NAPB annual meeting provides opportunities for private and public plant breeders and students to network and build professional relationships. Informational sessions offer opportunities to learn from plant breeders at all stages of career development, including innovative and successful methods, emerging and relevant technologies, and scientific advances.
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