Benefits of Attending

If your work focuses on using applied genetics and genomics in early selection, accelerated breeding and tree improvement, you should be at this conference. When you leave SFTIC, you will walk away with the most up-to-date information on the future of genetics and breeding for tree improvement, and garner many additional valuable benefits.

You'll learn the latest on:

  • Increasing stand volume per acre yield through faster growth and improved disease resistance
  • Maximizing forest value through improved tree form and wood properties
  • Earning higher returns through planting the appropriate improved stock

Additional benefits include:

  • Networking with other tree improvement professionals, scientists and students
  • Increasing your professional development and presence in the industry
  • Receiving a compilation of oral and poster presentations
  • Earning Continuing Forestry Education credits (CFEs) from the Society of American Forester

In today’s competitive market place, SFTIC provides a valuable opportunity to discuss results of new and innovative tree improvement activities, 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 two 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 by making that information accessible. While extending into every community of the state, UF/IFAS has developed a national and international reputation for its accomplishments in teaching, research and Extension.


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