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Breeding for the Emerging Global Middle Class

5th Annual Cornell University Graduate Student Plant Breeding Symposium

Friday, March 11th, 2016
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
135 Emerson Hall
Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

Whereas yield has been the primary focus of breeding efforts historically and globally, this year's symposium will explore the complexities and opportunities of breeding for the changing dietary demands of the emerging global middle class.


Livestream webinar will be held via WebEx.  Please complete the registration form and check attending "via webinar."  Then use the following link, meeting number, and password to join before 9:00 AM Eastern on Friday, March 11th.

WebEx Link
Meeting number: 649 939 601
Password: Emerson240



8:30 AM: Breakfast
9:00 AM: Welcome address
9:15 AM: Frank Mangan, Extension Associate Professor, Stockbridge School of Agriculture, University of Massachusetts, Amherst - Growing immigrant markets in the Northeastern US: Opportunities and challenges for vegetable breeders
10:15 AM: Coffee break
10:30 AM: Adam Famoso, Assistant Professor, Louisiana State University - Opportunities, Challenges, and Strategies for Incorporating Molecular Markers into an Applied Rice Breeding Program​
11:30 AM: Rich Ozminkowski, Senior Manager of Agriculture Research, Heinz - Variety needs of a globalized tomato processing industry to supply the emerging middle class
12:30 PM: Lunch break
1:30 PM: Alison Van Eenennaam, Animal Genomics and Biotechnology Cooperative Extension Specialist, University of California, Davis - Animal biotechnology and the livestock revolution
2:30 PM: Reid Rice, Research Scientist, DuPont Pioneer - Plenish® - The reinvention of soybean oil
3:30 PM: Coffee break
3:45 PM: Per Pinstrup-Andersen, H.E. Babcock Professor of Food, Nutrition and Public Policy, Cornell University - Breeding priorities to meet the food demand and nutritional needs of the emerging middle class with emphasis on Asia 


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