Agenda

Mon
Aug 08
All pre-conference attendees, please check-in, to load buses, in the Gateway Hotel lobby.

8:00am – 7:00pm Pre-Conference Workshop

Option 1: Graduate Student Soft Skills Workshop at Bayer Huxley Facility and Corteva, Johnston Tour

Lunch and dinner included for all options

12:00pm - 7:00pm Pre-conference Tours:

Option 2: Visit Kemin, and then Corteva, Johnston Tour

Option 3: Visit Power Pollen,  and then Corteva, Johnston Tour

Lunch and dinner included for all options

Tue
Aug 09
6:30am - 8:00am Borlaug and Carver Scholars Breakfast

Central Prairie, Gateway Hotel and Conference Center

7:00am - 8:00am Continental Breakfast and Registration

First Floor Registration Desk, Scheman Building

7:10am - 8:30am Shuttle from Gateway Hotel to Scheman

Shuttles depart approximately every 20 minutes. Times may vary slightly, and Shuttle stops are located at the Gateway Hotel Lobby and the NE Corner of Scheman

8:00am - 8:30am Welcome Addresses

Benton Auditorium, Scheman Building
Thomas Lübberstedt, Paul Scott (Meeting co-hosts)
James M. Reecy (ISU Vice President for Research)
Ksenija Gasic (NAPB president)
William Duke Pauli (Incoming PBCC chair)

8:30am - 9:00am Borlaug and GW Carver Scholar Introductions

Benton Auditorium, Scheman Building
Allen van Deynze, Borlaug scholars
Gurleen Kaur, GW Carver scholars

Session 1: Lessons from 100 Years of Corn Breeding

Benton Auditorium, Scheman Building
Chair: Jode Edwards

9:00am - 9:30am 100 Years of Corn Breeding

Kendall Lamkey

9:30am - 10:00am Long-term Maize Germplasm Development

Mario Carlone

10:00am - 10:30am Break

2nd Floor, Scheman Building

10:30am - 12:00pm Discussion on Competition and the Intellectual Property System: Seeds and Other Agricultural Inputs

Room 275, Scheman Building
As part of the Executive Order titled “Promoting Competition in the American Economy,” the Secretary of Agriculture is directed to prepare a report on concerns and strategies for ensuring that the intellectual property (IP) system, while incentivizing innovation, does not also unnecessarily reduce competition in seed and other input markets. As part of this process, several focus groups are being organized with stakeholders. A focus group for NAPB meeting attendees will be held Tuesday August 9 from 10:30-12:00.  Attendees are welcome to come to part or all of this discussion.

10:30am - 12:00pm Poster Session I

2nd Floor Lobby, Scheman Building

11:30am - 1:30pm NIFA Project Directors Meeting

Room 250, Scheman Building

12:00pm - 1:30pm Lunch

Room 220-240, Scheman Building

12:00pm - 1:30pm NIFA/NAPB/PBCC Leadership Luncheon

Room 299, Scheman Building

Session 2: Awardee Session

Benton Auditorium, Scheman Building
Chair: Jim McFerson

1:30pm - 1:50pm Breeding Blueberries with a Local Focus but a Global Impact

Patricio Munoz, Early Career Scientist

1:50pm - 2:10pm A Plant Breeders Tale

Don Blackburn, Lifetime Achievement

2:10pm - 2:30pm A Journey in Genotyping for Wheat Improvement

Gina Brown Guedira, Public Sector Plant Breeding Impact

2:30pm - 2:50pm Can They Hear Your Plant Breeding Voice?

Andy Lavigne, Friends of Plant Breeding

3:00pm - 3:30pm Break

2nd Floor, Scheman Building

3:30pm - 5:00pm Poster Session II

2nd Floor Lobby, Scheman Building

4:30pm - 5:30pm Shuttle from Scheman Building to Gateway

5:00pm - 5:30pm Shuttle from Scheman Building to Gateway and Dublin Bay and Jethro’s

5:30pm - 7:30pm Shuttle from Gateway to Jethro’s and Dublin Bay

5:30pm - 7:30pm NAPB Graduate Student Working Group

Jethro’s, Ames

5:30pm - 7:30pm NAPB Early Career Working Group

Dublin Bay, Ames

5:30pm Dinner on Your Own / Shuttles Provided

Enjoy the many dining options in Downtown Ames.  From Thai to barbeque to great steaks, there are a variety of options to meet your needs!
Last bus departs from Tom Evans at 10:00PM.

Wed
Aug 10
Session 3: Plant Genetic Resources: Challenges and Opportunities

Benton Auditorium, Scheman Building
Chairs: Stephen Smith and Vivian Bernau

7:15am - 8:30am Shuttle from Gateway Hotel to Scheman

Shuttles depart approximately every 20 minutes. Times may vary slightly, and Shuttle stops are located at the Gateway Hotel Lobby and the NE Corner of Scheman.

7:15am - 8:00am Continental Breakfast

First Floor Lobby, Scheman Building

8:00am - 8:25am Need Plant Germplasm and Data for Breeding and Research? There’s an App for that: the National Plant Germplasm System!

Peter Bretting

8:25am - 8:45am GRIN-U.org: Online Learning Materials on Plant Genetic Resources

Patrick Byrne

8:45am - 9:05am Turfgrasses as Perennial Groundcover for Maize Production

Shui-zhang Fei

9:05am - 9:25am Cucurbit Germplasm - Genomic Tools and Disease Resistance

Rebecca Grumet

9:25am - 9:45am Seeding New Research Opportunities in Tar Spot Genetics and Plant Phenomics Through Public Germplasm

Addie Thompson

9:45am - 10:00am Effects on the wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) genome from five rapid genomic selection (GS) cycles

M. Nelly Arguello-Blanco

10:00 - 10:30am Break

1st Floor, Scheman Building

Session 4: Plant Breeding Innovation

Benton Auditorium, Scheman Building
Chairs: Arti Singh and Shui-zhang Fei

10:30am - 10:50am Not Your Grandmother's Beet: Breeding Biennial Vegetables for Specialty Market Classes

Irwin Goldman

10:50am - 11:10am Integrating Limited Field Samples into Radiative Transfer Simulated Data Enhances Machine Learning Estimation of Leaf Chlorophyll and Water Contents

Yufeng Ge

11:10am - 11:30am Harnessing Multiple Dimensions of Perennial Plant Phenotypic Variation for Crop Improvement and De Novo Domestication

Allison Miller

11:30am - 11:45am Soil Mapping Improves Spatial Adjustments for Breeding Trials

Matthew Carroll

11:45am - 12:00pm Flywheel Genomics Leads to Efficient Trait Architecture Dissection and Rapid Local Adaptation

Brian Rice

12:00pm - 1:00pm Lunch

Room 220-240, Scheman Building

12:45pm - 1:00pm Load buses for Farm Tours

Parking Lot B2

1:00pm - 5:00pm ISU and USDA-ARS (PI Station) Field Tour

Buses depart from the South Parking lot(B-2) for Field tours. Groups will be visiting two locations On the return, please notify your bus driver if you need to pick up a car at Scheman.

4:30pm - 5:30pm Shuttle from Scheman Building to Gateway

5:30pm – 9:00pm Diversity and Inclusion Dinner

Hansen Agriculture Student Learning Center, Ames
Shuttles depart approximately every 20 minutes. Times may vary slightly, and last shuttle will leave Hansen Agriculture Information Center at 8:45 pm.  Parking is also available at the Hansen Ag Center.

Chairs: Jamie O’Rourke and Michelle Graham
The cocktail social will begin at 5:30pm, with dinner following at 6:30pm.
The program will begin at 7pm.

Theresa Cooper
Communicating across culture
Roy Scott
Diversity and Inclusion: Teaching and Learning Moments
Diane Okamuro
From Coastal Farming Community to DC – Lessons Learned
Tabare Abadie
Mentoring as a Powerful Tool to Advance IDE

Thu
Aug 11
Session 5: Breeding for a sustainable future

Benton Auditorium, Scheman Building
Chair: Rick Harrison, NAPB Commercial Plant Breeding Committee

7:15am - 8:30am Shuttle from Gateway Hotel to Scheman

Shuttles depart approximately every 20 minutes. Times may vary slightly, and Shuttle stops are located at the Gateway Hotel Lobby and the NE Corner of Scheman.

7:15am - 8:00am Continental Breakfast

First Floor Lobby, Scheman Building

8:00am - 8:15am Breeding for Sustainable Innovations from Seed to Consumer

VK Kishore

8:15am - 8:30am Innovative Cropping Systems: Should We Breed for Novel Traits and Environments?

Jose Rotundo

8:30am - 8:45am Effecting Change, Improving Emergent Properties, and Evaluating Preparedness

Christine Diepenbrock

8:45am - 9:00am Breeding for Continuous Cover Cropping Systems - Forever Green Initiative

Kevin Smith

9:00am - 9:30am Panel Discussion

9:30am - 10:00am Break

1st Floor, Scheman Building

Session 6: Predicting the Unknown

Benton Auditorium, Scheman Building
Chairs: Jode Edwards and Addie Thompson

10:00am - 10:30am Crop Improvement for Climate Change

Charlie Messina

10:30am - 10:48am Modeling Historical Rice Yields in the U.S.

Diane Wang

10:48am - 11:06am Predicting Plant Phenotypes with Deep Learning

Jacob Washburn

11:06am - 11:24am Descriptive, Predictive, and Prescriptive Models for Plant Breeding

Lizhi Wang

11:24am - 11:42am Rapid Advancements in Phenotyping Through Data Driven Deep Learning Models

Arti Singh

11:42am - 12:00pm Machine Learning and Optimization Algorithms in Plant Breeding: Modeling Soybean Yield using its Components

Milad Eskandari

12:00pm - 1:30pm Lunch

Room 220-240, Scheman Building

12:00pm - 1:30pm PBCC Session (lunch provided)

Room 250, Scheman Building

1:30pm - 3:00pm NAPB Business Session

Benton Auditorium, Scheman Building

1:30pm - 3:00pm Beyond Business Meetings

For additional options, please visit the conference website to explore unique offerings at Iowa State University.

  • The ISU Seed Science Center is home to the largest public seed testing program in the world.  The center is also  home to laboratories dedicated to seed science research and a pilot-scale seed handling and processing facility that allows testing of new equipment and technologies. Director Dr. Manjit Misra is prepared to provide tours of this amazing facility to NAPB attendees throughout the afternoon.
  • Reiman Gardens is a 17-acre university-owned public garden located immediately south of Jack Trice Stadium on the Iowa State University campus in Ames, Iowa. Walk over and explore the gardens and this year’s exhibits!
  • Art on Campus:  Care to challenge yourself?  Enjoy exploring campus and discovering the various works of art on campus.  For fun, use this scavenger hunt as a way to explore further!

3:00pm - 3:30pm Break

1st Floor, Scheman Building

Session 7: The Future of Plant Breeding

Benton Auditorium, Scheman Building
Chairs: Carolyn Lawrence-Dill and Paul Scott

3:30pm - 4:00pm Lessons Learned and the Way Ahead: Cross-Disciplinary Opportunities for Applying Genome-to-Phenome

Fiona McCarthy

4:00pm - 4:30pm Using a Roadmap to Guide USDA Future Plant Breeding Endeavors

Paul Zankowski

4:30pm - 5:30pm Community Session

220-230, Scheman Building

4:30pm - 5:30pm Shuttle from Scheman Building to Gateway

6:00pm - 9:00pm NAPB Closing Banquet

Prairie Ballroom, Gateway Hotel and Conference Center

6:00pm - 6:30pm Social Hour

Complimentary drink tickets provided by planning committee in back of nametag

6:30pm Program

Presentation of 2022 Professional award winners
Presentation of 2023 NAPB meeting
Introduction of new NAPB leadership

7:00pm Dinner