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CALENDAR OF EVENTS  
   

 

 

 

Events are open to everyone except when marked "Seed Central members only."
Attendance is free.

  • on the UC Davis campus
    the 2nd Thursday of the month, September to May
     
  • in Salinas
    twice a year

 

 

2018 EVENTS SPONSORS

       

       
2018    
September   Thursday, September 13, 2018
4:30 7:00 PM
 

Open to all

Registration opens early September

 
 

 

FEATURED SPONSOR

 

 

Seed Central FORUM
Networking event with featured speakers

4:30 - 6:00 Networking

6:00 - 7:00  Featured speaker
- Dr. Gail Taylor
Department Chair and Professor, Department of Plant Sciences, UC Davis
Dr. Taylor's research priorities include the molecular basis of plant adaptation to a high CO2 world, improving the postharvest shelf life of lettuce through preharvest physiology and genetics, and producing the first genomic information on watercress the most nutrient dense of the leafy crops with significant links to health outcomes.

Topic: From tree leaf growth to leafy greens- Plant Science for a sustainable future

Location: Conference Center, UC Davis

October   Thursday
October 4, 2018
   
Special Seed Central event: "ASTA meets UC Davis"

10:00 4:30 PM
 

By invitation only

 
 

FEATURED SPONSOR

Seed Central brings together:

  • American Seed Trade Association leaders
    and key members
  • UC Davis leaders, scientists and students
  • Seed Central members

8:00 4:30 PM (by invitation only)

  • Scientific presentations
  • Brainstorming sessions
  • Student research posters session
 
4:30 7:00 PM
 

Open to all

Registration opens early October

 

FEATURED SPONSOR

4:30 - 7:00 (open to all)

  • 4:30 - 6:00 ASTA presentations
     
  • 6:00 - 7:30  Networking


Location
: ARC, UC Davis

November  
Thursday
November
15, 2018

    Special Seed Central networking event
in connection with
the Cucurbitaceae 2018 Conference

The Cucurbitaceae 2018 Conference will be held at UC Davis November 11-16, 2018.

We decided to push our monthly event back to the
3rd Thursday of November so we could hold it during this conference and bring together the conference participants and our regular Seed Central crowd.
2:00 7:00 PM
 

Open to all

Registration opens early November

 
  Afternoon session

2:30 4:30 PM

Squash tasting (
, olive oil and honey tasting + tour of the state-of-the-art academic complex and LEED Platinum certified winery, brewery and food and milk processing laboratory.

Location: Robert Mondavi Institute for Wine and Food Science (RMI), UC Davis

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Ali Bouzari

 

Lindsay Wyatt

FEATURED SPONSOR

Seed Central FORUM
Networking event with featured speakers

 

4:30 - 6:00 Networking


6:00 - 7:00  Panel discussion

 
  Topic: Breeding for culinary qualities and chefs' expectations.
  Panelists:

Dr. Ali Bouzari
Culinary Scientist, Co-Founder, CSO, Pilot R+D

Dr. Lindsay Wyatt
Pumpkin & Squash breeder, Johnny's Selected Seeds

Culinary chef: TBA
Food industry chef: TBA

 

Location: ARC, UC Davis

December   Thursday, December 13, 2018
     
   
   
 
   
  Processing Tomato Conference @ UC Davis
 
8:30 4:30 PM
 

By invitation only

 

 
 

FEATURED SPONSOR

 

 

8:30 AM 4:30 PM (by invitation only)

  • Sessions on key technologies for field and cannery
  • Keynote presentation
  • Panel discussion
  • Student research posters session

Location: UC Davis

   
 
4:30 6:30 PM
 

Open to all

Registration opens early December

 
 
 

FEATURED SPONSOR

 

 

4:30 6:30 PM (open to all)

  • Keynote presentation (TBA)
     
  • Networking social

Location: Conference Center, UC Davis

   
2019    
January   Thursday, January 10, 2019

Open to all

 

FEATURED SPONSOR

2:00 - 4:00 Presentations

4:30 - 7:00 Networking tech showcase

 

 

February   Thursday, February 14. 2019

Open to all

 
 

 

FEATURED SPONSOR

 

 

Seed Central FORUM
Networking event with featured speakers

4:30 - 6:00 Networking

6:00 - 7:00  Featured speaker
:

Dr. Jeffrey Ross-Ibarra
Professor, Department of Plant Sciences
UC Davis

Topic: to be announced

Location: Conference Center, UC Davis

March   Thursday, March 14, 2019

Open to all
Seed Central members

 
Seed Central Advisory Council meeting

12:30 to 2:00

   

Open to all

 
  Seed Central SCIENCE

2:00 to 4:30

Speakers: TBA

Location:  Conference Center, UC Davis

   

Open to all

 
 

 

 

FEATURED SPONSOR

 

 

Seed Central FORUM
Networking event with featured speakers

4:30 - 6:00 Networking

6:00 - 7:00  Featured speaker

Dr. Richard Michelmore
Director, Genome Center
Novozymes Endowed Chair in Genomics
Distinguished Professor
Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology
Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology, School of Medicine
Department of Plant Sciences, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences
UC Davis

Topic: So many genomes, so many genes, so little time

Location: Conference Center, UC Davis

April   Thursday, April 11, 2019

Open to all

 
 

 

FEATURED SPONSOR

 

 

 

The "Job Panorama" in a seed company
Seed Central invites students to discover the wide range
of exciting, high tech jobs that make up a seed company.
We will "x-ray" a seed company's workforce to understand what sort of team it takes to go from research through production, operations, sales and marketing, all the way to the market.
We will hear from a wide range of seed professionals about their respective jobs.
Students will have the opportunity to be paired with each of theses seed professionals during the 6 months leading to the event.

4:00 - 6:00 "Job Panorama" presentations

6:00 - 7:00  Networking

Location: Conference Center, UC Davis

May   Thursday, April 18, 2019

Open to all

 
Seed Central networking event in cooperation with the California Seed Association

For students from Chico State, Woodland Community College, UC Davis, Fresno State,
Cal-Poly, CSU Monterey Bay, Hartnell College

Encounters with industry professionals + career fair

Location: Hartnell College, Salinas, California

May   Thursday, May 9, 2019

Open to all

 
 

 

FEATURED SPONSOR

 

 

Seed Central FORUM
Networking event with featured speakers

4:30 - 6:00 Networking

6:00 - 7:00  Featured speaker
- TBA

Topic: to be announced

Location: Conference Center, UC Davis

     

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