Ag Meeting

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Agricultural
Meeting
DATES
March 31-April 2, 2025
LOCATION
Orlando, Florida

This is the preeminent genome science and technology conference for top global researchers, leaders, and innovators.

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AGBT Ag brings together the world’s leading genome researchers, data scientists, breeders, policy influencers, funders, and technology innovators

from the global North and South who wish to embrace opportunities to redesign terrestrial and aquatic agriculture. Because of its focus on the integration of genomics and agriculture, AGBT Ag is uniquely positioned to enable and enhance communication among stakeholders in order to address the escalating needs of a changing earth.

EVERY ALL-INCLUSIVE TICKET PACKAGE INCLUDES:

  • Hotel accommodations
  • Access to all scientific sessions, poster presentations, and social events
  • Meals during the entire conference
  • Transportation from the airport to conference hotel on AGBT shuttles

327

Attendees

161

Universities and Governments

135

Companies

12

CSO, CMO, CEOs

Graphic shows: 2023 In-Person Demographics

What the Experts Are Saying

The conference will help catalyze global partnerships and collaborations, stimulate opportunities for training and capacity building in science and technology, and focus attention on the development and implementation of data-driven strategies to enhance environmental sustainability and global food security.

Susan McCouch, Professor of Plant Breeding and Genetics, Cornell University and member of the AGBT Scientific Organizing Committee

We bring together the world’s leading scientists and leaders to connect and join their thinking for bolder and transformative efforts in dealing with the two greatest challenges of our generation: How to feed our world equitably and sustainably? And how to keep our planet safe with available resources for future generations.

Appolinaire Djikeng, Director and Chair of Tropical Agriculture and Sustainable Development of the Centre for Tropical Livestock Genetics and Health (CTLGH), and member of the AGBT Scientific Organizing Committee.

One of humanity’s greatest challenges is to sustainably produce more food on existing agricultural lands. AGBT Ag fosters the needed dialogue and exchange of ideas to bring about the fourth agricultural revolution.

Sarah Hearne, chair of the AGBT Ag conference and Principal Scientist and maize geneticist at the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT)

Our work is aimed at developing sustainable agriculture around feeding the population. That’s why having a conference like AGBT Ag, bringing experts across various fields, is really exciting.

Charlie Johnson, 2022 Organizing Committee Member and Executive Director Genomics & Bioinformatics, Texas A&M AgriLife

AGBT Ag is a big opportunity for communities to start talking across the disciplines a little bit more so that we can identify opportunities and spaces where we can scale existing technologies.

Sarah Hearne, Chair of the AGBT Ag conference and Principal Scientist and maize geneticist at the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT)

AGBT Ag is looking at bringing the best members of the scientific community, the best science; it’s bringing industry—and ensuring that we have real partnerships to make sure we have end-to-end interventions.

Appolinaire Djikeng, Professor and Chair for Tropical Agriculture and Sustainable Development and Director of Tropical Livestock Genetics and Health at the University of Edinburgh

As a lecturer, scientist, and breeder, [AGBT Ag] could not have been better…I have enough to update my lectures and research approaches to benefit my students and supervisees.

Blaise Arnaud Hako Touko, Senior Lecturer at the University of Dschang

2024 Featured Speakers

Cathie Martin

John Innes Centre

Professor Cathie Martin is a Group Leader at the John Innes Centre and Fellow of the Royal Society. research interests lie in using plant science to improve human diet and […]

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Charlie Messina

Charlie Messina (PhD, University of Florida) is Professor in the Department of Horticultural Sciences at the University of Florida. His teaching and research program focuses on how to harmonize crop […]

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Damaris Odeny

International Crop Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT)

Damaris Odeny is a plant molecular breeder with global research experience cutting across Africa, Asia, Europe and USA. She has led and implemented genomics projects in both cereals and legumes, […]

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Diane Saunders

John Innes Centre

Professor Diane Suanders is the Head of the Department and Group Leader Delivering Sustainable Wheat (DSW), and Advancing Plant Health (APH).  Diane’s research focuses on (re-)emerging plant pathogens that pose […]

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Dr. Mike Gore

Dr. Mike Gore is a professor of molecular breeding and genetics for nutritional quality, Liberty Hyde Bailey professor, and Chair of the Plant Breeding and Genetics Section in the School […]

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Eric Psota

Eric Psota is the Digital Innovation Manager at PIC North America. Since joining in 2021, he has been responsible for developing advanced technologies for digital phenotyping using computer vision and […]

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Erica McGale

Erica McGale is a postdoctoral researcher in the group of Professor Ian Sanders at the University of Lausanne, and will be attending on behalf of Ian to share the current […]

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Ermias Kebreab

Ermias Kebreab is Associate Dean and Professor of Animal Science at the University of California, Davis. He holds the Sesnon Endowed Chair in Sustainable Agriculture. He conducts research in animal […]

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Ben HayesUniversity of Queensland

Professor Hayes has extensive research experience in genetic improvement of livestock, crop, pasture and aquaculture species, with a focus on integration of genomic information into breeding programs, including leading many […]

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Geoff Morris

Colorado State University

Geoff Morris is an associate professor for Crop Genetics & Genomics at Colorado State University.  The goal of his  research program is to better understand the genomic basis of adaptation […]

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Howard Shapiro

Agricultural Sustainability Institute, University of California, Davis

Howard has been involved with sustainable agricultural and agroforestry systems, pattern recognition, plant breeding, molecular biology and genetics for over 40 years releasing hundreds of cultivars into the public domain. […]

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Mario Calus

Mario Calus is an associate professor at the Animal Breeding and Genomics group of Wageningen University. He obtained both his MSc and PhD degree from Wageningen University. His main area […]

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Nathan Springer

Nathan Springer received a PhD from the University of Minnesota in 2000 and his thesis research in Dr. Ron Phillips lab involved cloning of DNA methyltransferases from maize and analysis […]

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Prof. Giles E. D. Oldroyd FRS, FRSB

Giles Oldroyd studies the mechanisms by which plants form beneficial interactions with micro-organisms, both bacteria and fungi, that aid in the uptake of nutrients from the environment, including nitrogen. A […]

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Ross Houston

Prof Ross Houston is Director of Genetics and Innovation at Benchmark Holdings. Benchmark is a leading aquaculture biotechnology company focused on products and solutions that improve farming efficiency and animal […]

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Sam Oyola

Samuel Oyola is a senior Scientist at ILRI and head of GenomicScience. Samuel specializes in Genomics and Molecular Biology. He holds a PhD in Molecular and Cellular Biology from the University of Cambridge, UK. Before joining […]

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Xuelu Wang

Henan University

Professor Xuelu Wang has long been engaged in the study of microbial interaction, biological nitrogen fixation, leguminous biology and plant hormone signal transduction networks and their mechanisms of regulating growth […]

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Elinor Karlsson, PhD

Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard

Elinor Karlsson, PhD, is associate professor in Bioinformatics and Integrative Biology at the UMass Chan Medical School, and director of Vertebrate Genomics at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard. […]

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Scientific Organizing Committee

Daniela Lourenco

Associate Professor at the University of Georgia Daniela Lourenco is an Associate Professor in Animal Breeding, Genetics, and Genomics at the University of Georgia in the United States. She has […]

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Xiaofeng Cao

Xiaofeng Cao, principle investigator at the Institute of Genetics and Developmental Biology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, is a geneticist recognized for her work on epigenetic regulation in higher plants. She […]

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Jack Dekkers

Dr. Jack Dekkers, Distinguished Professor in the Department of Animal Science at Iowa State University focuses his research on quantitative and statistical genetics, including the integration of quantitative and molecular genetics and genomics […]

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Appolinaire Djikeng

Director General, International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), Senior Director, CGIAR Livestock-based systems. Professor Appolinaire Djikeng is Director General of the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) and Senior Director for the […]

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Alison Van Eenennaam

Dr. Alison Van Eenennaam is a Cooperative Extension Specialist in the field of Animal Genomics and Biotechnology in the Department of Animal Science at University of California, Davis.  She received […]

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Michel Georges

Michel Georges is Professor in Genetics and Genomics at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of the University of Liège in Belgium.  He heads the Unit of Genetics of the GIGA […]

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Sarah Hearne

Sarah Hearne, principal scientist at the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT), focuses on identification and application of native genetic variation for crop improvement. Working with multi-disciplinary teams she […]

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Charlie Johnson

Charles Johnson is director and founder of the Texas A&M AgriLife Genomics and Bioinformatics Service (TxGen), a multimillion-dollar agrigenomics research unit within Texas A&M AgriLife Research, part of the Texas […]

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Renee Lafitte

Renee Lafitte is Deputy Director for Crops R&D in the Agricultural Development group at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. She has a background in crop physiology, agronomy, and agro-ecology, […]

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Nathan Lakey

Nathan Lakey is President and Chief Executive Officer of Orion Genomics, a company bringing cutting edge scientific expertise, innovation, proprietary technologies and commercial and academic partnerships throughout the globe to change […]

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Susan McCouch

Susan McCouch is the Barbara McClintock Professor of Plant Breeding and Genetics in the School of Integrative Plant Science at Cornell University. She also serves as Director of the Cornell […]

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Len Pennacchio

Dr. Len Pennacchio is a Senior Scientist at the Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory (LBL), Deputy Director of the Joint Genome Institute, and Adjunct Professor at the University of California Berkeley. He […]

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Bruce Walsh

Bruce Walsh is a professor of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology at the University of Arizona.  He is coauthor (with Mike Lynch) of the two leading graduate textbooks on quantitative genetics […]

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Susan Wessler

Susan Wessler is Distinguished Professor of Genetics and the Neil and Rochelle Campbell Chair for Innovation in Science Education at the University of California Riverside. In 2011 she was elected […]

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Testimonials

I cannot imagine an agenda, a venue, and a length of meeting that could exceed what AGBT put on this year.  This meeting expanded both my institution and me personally with the collaborations that began as a result.

2023 AGBT Agricultural Meeting Attendee

All the talks were incredibly relevant to the cutting-edge research in agriculture….the interaction with a wide diversity of attendees from across the globe, disciplines, and occupations was like no other meeting I’ve ever attended.

2023 AGBT Agricultural Meeting Attendee