Conference Purpose

You are invited to join us - your fellow foresters, tree breeders, scientists and practitioners who are actively engaged in applying genetics and genomics to accelerate breeding.

The purpose of this conference is to provide a forum to:

  • Learn the role of genomics and biotechnology in accelerating tree improvement
  • Share tree improvement research ideas, procedures, techniques, results and conclusions
  • Educate students, practitioners, scientists and professionals
  • Recognize excellence through awards for best overall oral presentation, best student oral presentation and best poster (first, second and third place poster awards).
  • Network during conference lunches, breaks, dinner, a welcome reception and a poster session social
  • Earn Continuing Forestry Education credits (CFEs) from the Society of American Foresters
  • Learn practical advice on obtaining employment after graduating at a career workshop
  • Showcase and learn more about the latest scientific developments in tree improvement
Click here to learn more about the Benefits of Attending.

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.


OCI stands for the Office of Conferences & Institutes. It is a full service conference planning agency at the University of Florida. OCI was created to support the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) mission to develop knowledge in agriculture, human and natural resources, and to make that knowledge available to people to sustain and enhance the quality of life.

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    2311 Mowry Road, Bldg. 78
    PO Box 110750
    Gainesville, FL 32611
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