Nebraska Plant Breeding Symposium

  • Nebraska Plant Breeding Symposium 2018

    Plant Breeding
  • Nebraska Plant Breeding Symposium 2018

    Plant Breeding
  • Nebraska Plant Breeding Symposium 2018

    Plant Breeding

A DuPont Plant Sciences Symposia Series Event

Plant Breeding for Climate Resilient Agriculture

Tuesday, March 13, 2018
8:30 am – 4:30 pm

The Lincoln Marriott Cornhusker Hotel
333 South 13th Street, Lincoln, Nebraska




TimeTuesday, March 13
8:00 AM Symposium Registration
8:25 AM Introduction, Roger Elmore, PhD
8:35 AM Tabare Abadie, PhD
8:55 AM Laura Mayor, PhD
9:35 AM Diego Jarquin, PhD
10:15 AM Morning Break
10:35 AM Student Speaker: Ying Ren, University of Nebraska–Lincoln
10:55 AM Student Speaker: Mitchell Schumann, Texas A&M
11:15 AM Tai-Ping Sun, PhD
11:55 AM Lunch
12:55 PM Student Speaker: Aaron Kusmec, Iowa State
1:15 PM Student Speaker: Emma Jobson, Montana State
1:35 PM Katie Greenham, PhD 
2:15 PM Afternoon Break
2:35 PM Candice Hirsch, PhD
3:10 PM Mark Sorrells, PhD
4:00 PM Poster Session and Networking Social
5:30 PM Awards

About the symposium

The Nebraska Plant Breeding Symposium is a part of a biennial series which began in 2012. In 2015, the Symposium became an annual event. It is affiliated with a broader group of plant breeding symposia spanning multiple universities, facilitated by DuPont Pioneer.

The goal of the symposium series at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln is to enhance agricultural scientific literacy, stimulate collaboration, and help build interest in plant breeding careers. This one-day symposium is free, open to the public, and offered via webinar to the broader scientific community around the world.

This year’s theme is “Plant Breeding for Climate Resilient Agriculture.” The organizing committee wants to gather highly-recognized nation-wide experts covering this important subject.

Questions? Contact us!


    Invited Speakers

    Nebraska Plant Breeding Symposium Committee
    Members of the Nebraska Plant Breeding Symposium 2018 committee are (front row, from left) Semra Palali Delen, Mary Happ, Leandra Marshall, Samantha McConaughy and Hannah Donoho. (Second row, from left) Ying Ren, Preston Hurst and Shawn Jenkins. (Third row, from left) Ravi Mural, Thais Galhardo Egreja Ribei and Daniel Santana de Carvalho. (Back row, from left) Evan LaBrant, Madhav Bhatta, Yavuz Delen and David Hyten (faculty adviser).


    Presentations from the Nebraska Plant Breeding Symposium, years 2012, 2014 and 2016, can be viewed on UNL Media Hub here or on YouTube here.


    The city of Lincoln has a variety of hotel options within the downtown district, and a short drive from the symposium location.

    Funding for this symposium was provided by DuPont Pioneer, the University of Nebraska–Lincoln Department of Agronomy and Horticulture and the Agricultural Research Division and from the Dermot P. Coyne Distinguished Lectureship fund. Thank you to the faculty and staff within the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture for their support.

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