Benefits of Attending

If your work focuses on using applied genetics, biotechnology, phenomics and/or genomics to accelerate forage, turfgrass and/or bioenergy cultivar development, you should attend this conference. When you leave IFTBC, you will walk away with the most up-to-date information on novel tools applied in crop improvement, and garner many additional valuable benefits such as networking with worldwide colleagues.

You'll learn the latest on:

  • Better methods to advance the breeding and genetic science through the sharing of the most current scientific research being conducted in the worldwide community
  • Ways to enhance your breeding program through accelerated breeding methods for a wide variety of desirable traits such as yield, quality and improved disease resistance
  • How to identify target traits that will help maximize higher profits for the producer community

Additional benefits include:

  • Networking with other forage and turfgrass professionals, scientists
  • Recruiting students, postdocs and visiting scientists for your lab/company
  • Increasing your professional development and presence in the worldwide forage, turfgrass and bioenergy breeding and genetics community
  • Opportunities to facilitate and encourage scientific collaboration and team building among attendees to enhance research progress in the future
  • Receiving an electronic compilation of cutting edge oral and poster presentations well before they appear in traditional print journals

In today’s fast moving breeding and genetics research community, the IFTBC conference will provide a valuable opportunity to discuss results of new and innovative genetic improvement tools, exchange ideas of trends and potential for genetic improvement, and promote networking and collaboration among practitioners, scientists, researchers, students and industry professionals.

Take advantage of this opportunity that only occurs once every three to four years and make plans to join us!

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The University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) is a federal-state-county partnership dedicated to developing knowledge in agriculture, human and natural resources, and the life sciences, and enhancing and sustaining the quality of human life.


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