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NAPB Panel Discussion: Future Challenges and Prospects in Plant Breeding ft. Women in Plant Breeding

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Join our panel of distinguished women plant breeders for a discussion about future challenges and prospects in plant breeding. Speakers will answer FAQs, share their personal perspectives and answer questions from participants.

Speaker Bios

Dr. Stacy Bonos is a Professor at Rutgers in the Department of Plant Biology specializing in perennial grass breeding.

Dr. Claire Luby is the Executive Director of the Open Source Seed Initiative and a Postdoctoral researcher at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Dr. Lindsay Wyatt is a Squash and Pumpkin Breeder at Johnny’s Selected Seeds in Winslow, Maine.

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