Plant Breeders, Assemble! 

How interdisciplinary teams are working together for plant improvement

A Corteva Agriscience Plant Sciences Symposia Series Event

Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019

Bethancourt Ballroom, Memorial Student Center, 275 Joe Routt Blvd, College Station, TX 77843

Event Schedule


8:30 Welcome – Organizing Committee
8:38 Dr. Tabare Abadie, Corteva
8:55 Dr. Matthew Rouse, USDA-ARS
9:45 Dr. Jose Crossa, CIMMYT
10:56 Student Speakers
11:45 Poster Session    
12:45 Lunch

1:35 Dr. Laura Mayor, Corteva
2:25 Dr. Robin Buell, Michigan State University
3:35 Dr. William Rooney, Texas A&M University
4:25 Dr. Wayne Smith – Texas A&M University
4:35 Closing – Organizing Committee
6:00 Evening Social & Awards Ceremony at
The Corner Bar & Grill (Directions)


Keynote Speakers


Travel Scholarship

Student Research

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Three scholarships will be awarded to fund graduate students from other universities to attend the 2019 Texas A&M Plant Breeding Symposium: "Plant Breeders, Assemble!". Scholarship recipients will be required to present their personal research as a 5-minute presentation and academic poster.

Corteva Student Travel Scholarship

The Texas A&M Plant Breeding Symposium will be hosting the fifth annual Student Research Competition. The competition will take place in conjunction with the symposium. Awards up to $250 per individual will be given to Texas A&M students.

Rapid-Oral + Poster Presentation Details

Evening Social


Besides just listening to world-renowned scientists speak on the topic of plant breeding, there will be an evening social at the Corner Bar and Grill. This is an opportunity to network with other attendees and speakers in a casual atmosphere over food and drink.

Date: Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019 at 6:00 PM
Venue: The Corner Bar and Grill
401 University Dr, College Station, TX 77840
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Friday, Feb. 22, 2019


Q/A Session: Plant Breeding/Genetics Circle

Time: 12:00 - 1:00 PM
Location: Heep Center - Rm. 440

Corteva Xtreme Gain Breeding Simulation Game*

*Registration required as space is limited (Link)
Time: 1:30 to 4:30 PM
Location: Student Computing Center (SCC) 4 . 210 F
Session led by: Dr. Laura Mayor, Corteva Agriscience