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R. F. Baker Plant Breeding Symposium

Hosted by the Department of Agronomy at Iowa State University

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2023 Symposium

Crop Resiliency: Breeding for a sustainable future


Date: March 24th, 2023

The Plant Breeding and Genetics Graduate Student Club proudly announces the 10th annual R. F. Baker Plant Breeding Symposium! Please come join us in person on March 24th, 2023 at the ISU Alumni Center. Opening remarks will begin at 8 am with a light breakfast beginning at 7:30 am.


The symposium will take place in person at Iowa State University's Alumni Center. Come and join us!


Registration for the symposium is here and free.

Join us on March 24th, 2023 at the ISU Alumni Center.

Deadline: March 17th (In-person), March 23rd (Virtual attendance).

Poster Deadline: March 10th

The symposium offers a student travel grant to attend - $500

There will also be a virtual option with streaming available over Webex. The Webex link for the symposium can be found here on the day of the symposium.

An option for local accommodations is the Gateway Hotel.








Pre-Symposium Workshop

Theme: Scientific Communication
Date: March 22nd (Wed.)
Time: 9 to 11 am
Venue: Virtually - Webex

The Webex link for the Pre-Symposium Workshop will provide here on the day of the symposium.

Registration for the symposium is here

Join us on March 24th, 2023, at the ISU Alumni Center.

Deadline: March 17th (In-person), March 23rd (Virtual attendance)

Poster Deadline: March 10th

North Central Regional Plant Introduction Station Tour

Join us on March 23rd, the day before the symposium, at 2 pm as we go to the USDA PI station located a few miles west of the ISU campus. This PI station hosts collections of maize, millets, sunflowers, cucurbits, and more. The tour will last approximately one hour as we learn about some of the curatorial duties, long term storage, and pollinators used at this station. Please register for the tour here.

PI Station Address: 1305 State Ave, Ames, IA 50014


  • Abstract for Student Speaker
    from outside of Iowa State: Febraury 27th
    from Iowa State: March 3rd
  • Poster Abstract Submission: March 10th
  • In-person attendance: March 17th
  • Pre-Symposium Workshop: March 17th
  • Virtual Attendance: March 23rd

Please contact Liza and Ashlyn, the co-chairs of the committee, with any further questions regarding the symposium. 


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