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Upcoming Webinar: Perspectives on the Future Roles of US Land Grant Universities in Plant Breeding

Presented by Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR

2 – 4 PM (Pacific Time) Thursday, May 30, 2013
The panel discussion will be streamed live at be http://live.oregonstate.edu/

The goal of this panel is to encourage discussion and thought on the future role of Land Grant Universities in a shifting landscape of Plant Breeding activities and outputs. Plant Breeding is widely acknowledged as a critical endeavor in this era of climate change and population growth. Land Grant Universities and USDA-ARS partners have trained generations of plant breeders within a framework of respected plant breeding programs. Over the past several decades, large-scale variety development for many crops has shifted from Universities and the ARS to the private sector. At the same time public funding for plant breeding has declined. This has led to new challenges and opportunities. An anticipated outcome is a framework for developing an innovative and sustainable model for the graduate program in Plant Breeding and Genetics at Oregon State University.

Upcoming Online Course: Plant Breeding for Drought Tolerance

Colorado State University will offer a one-credit online course in Plant Breeding for Drought Tolerance August 26 to December 13, 2013. Course instructor is Dr. Patrick Byrne, Department of Soil and Crop Sciences. This distance course is targeted to graduate students in the plant sciences, as well as to professionals in the public and private sectors who want to increase their knowledge in this area. It will provide one transferable graduate-level credit. 

The cost of student tuition is US $549 plus a $20 technology fee. Word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software (e.g., Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) is required, as is Adobe Reader. Students are required to have access to a computer and Internet access that meet the general CSU recommendations. Interested students are encouraged to provide information through this application form. For questions, please contact the Program Assistant, Kierra Jewell, at Kierra.Jewell@ColoState.edu. Applications will be accepted through August 1, 2013 or until the class is full (20 students).


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