Nebraska Plant Breeding Symposium

A DuPont Plant Sciences Symposia Series Event

New Frontiers in Plant Breeding—Genomics and Beyond

Tuesday, March 14, 2017
8:30 am – 4:30 pm

University of Nebraska–Lincoln
Nebraska Innovation Campus Conference Center
2021 Transformation Drive, Lincoln, Nebraska


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 “New Frontiers in Plant Breeding—Genomics and Beyond.” The organizing committee wants to gather highly-recognized nation-wide experts covering this important subject.

Questions? Contact us!


Nebraska Plant Breeding Symposium Committee
Members of the Nebraska Plant Breeding Symposium 2017 committee are (front row, from left) Karen Ferreira da Silva, Mary Happ, Sunil Kumar KR (chair), Jorge Venegas (vice chair) and Dikungwa Ketumile. (Back row, from left) David Hyten (faculty adviser), Mon-Ray Shao, Ravi Mural, Jake Ziggafoos, Madhav Bhatta, and Zhikai Liang.


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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