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April 2017

17th Annual Wernsman Seminar

April 5, 2017 | 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

The Crop and Soil Science GSA invites you to the 17th Annual Wernsman Seminar. This seminar honors an exceptional scientist in agriculture related fields whose research has broad applicability and intrigue to the research community. This year we honor Dr. Dorothea Tholl from Virginia Tech who will be delivering a lecture entitled “‘Volatile’ Communication of Plants and Pests – New Routes in Sustainable Agriculture?”  

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Crop and Soil Sciences Willie Woltz Lecture

April 18, 2017 | 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Please join us for the 2017 Willie Woltz Lecture Series featuring Dr. Jerry Hatfield, Director of the USDA-ARS National Laboratory for Agriculture and the Environment. Dr. Hatfield will give a talk entitled “Impacts of Climate on Agriculture: Understanding the linkages between the environment and plant growth and productivity provides the basis for building a climate smart agricultural system.

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August 2017

Seminar-Lysenkoism: A Clash between Government Policy and Science

August 31, 2017 | 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Seminar-Lysenkoism: A Clash between Government Policy and Science

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September 2017

A. Douglas Worsham Weed Science Lecture Series-The Policies and Politics of Weed Science: Current and Future Outlook

September 28, 2017 | 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

A seminar by Dr. Lee Van Wychen, Science Policy Director of the National and Regional Weed Science Societies. Dr. Van Wychen grew up on a dairy farm near Green Bay, WI. He has a B.S. in Agronomy and Horticulture and a M.S. in Weed Science from the University of Wisconsin, After his Ph.D. in Weed Science from Montana State University, he was selected as the 2003 ASA-CSSA-SSSA Congressional Science Fellow and worked for two members of Congress on agricultural and…

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March 2018

18th annual Wernsman Seminar

March 15, 2018 | 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Presenting Dr. Alan Chambers (Univ of Florida) “Trialing and Breeding New Tropical Fruits for Domestic Growers”

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April 2018

Seeds of Change Lecture

April 23, 2018 | 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Tom and Carol Sinclair “Seeds of Change” Lecture presents Shaping the Future of Global Food Systems Speaker: Mr. Shay Eliaz Innovation Lead, Deloitte Consulting, NY Mr Eliaz specializes in working with agro-based clients globally to help them respond to the myriad of complex growth, technology registers, and innovation challenges present in today’s competitive marketplace. His clients include BASF, Bayer, Cargill, Pioneer, Syngenta.  

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October 2019

Seminar: Seeds of Change with Tom and Carol Sinclair

October 21, 2019 | 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Jonathan Lynch Penn State University Dr. Lynch has a long career in international agriculture focused on root alterations to improve crop response to phosphorus and water limitations. Roots of the Second Green Revolution Monday, 21 October 3:30 PM 2405 Williams Hall Tuesday, 22 October am Discussion Sessions Pizza lunch with Graduate Students

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November 2019

Plant Breeding Seminar: David Stelly – Interspecific Breeding to Genetically Diversify and Improve Crops: Needs, Challenges, and Solutions

November 6, 2019 | 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dr. Stelly seminar on plant interspecific breeding

Dr. David Stelly - "Interspecific Breeding to Genetically Diversify and Improve Crops: Needs, Challenges, and Solutions" Date: Wednesday, November 6, 2019 Time: 10:00 am Location: 2405 Williams Hall Speaker: Dr. David M. Stelly, Professor Dept of Soil and Crop Sciences Texas A&M University Specialty: Plant Breeding, Genetics, Molecular & Environmental Plant Sciences Title: “Interspecific Breeding to Genetically Diversify and Improve Crops: Needs, Challenges, and Solutions” Hosted by Hamid Ashrafi, Candace Haigler and Amanda Hulse-Kemp

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January 2020

Agri-Life Council

January 16, 2020 | 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

All students are welcome! Meeting location is 2405 Williams Hall.For more information, contact the Council’s President (

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Agroecology Club

January 21, 2020 | 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

All students are welcome! Meeting location is 2405 Williams Hall. For more information, contact the club advisor: Dr. Michelle Schroeder-Moreno (

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November 2021

Agroecology Club

November 10, 2021 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

All students are welcome! For more information, contact

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