Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Fall 2014 Hort Seminar Schedule Announced:

Seminars will be held in HFSB 104, at 4 p.m.

Sept 18 Dr. Fred Davies (f-davies@tamu.edu)

Regents Professor & Texas A&M AgriLife Research Faculty Fellow, Dept. of Horticultural Sciences, TAMU; Jefferson Science Fellow, Senior Science Advisor, USAID, Bureau Food Security (2013-2014)
Horticulture, Food Security, and the Challenge of Feeding the World

Oct 2 Dr. Carlos Avilla (carlos.avila@ag.tamu.edu)
Assistant Professor of Vegetable Breeding and Genetics, Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center, Weslaco, TX
Vegetable Breeding & Molecular Biology at Weslaco

Oct 16 Dr. Leo Lombardini (l-lombardini@tamu.edu)
Associate Professor of Horticulture, Dept. of Horticultural Sciences; Deputy Director, World Coffee Research (http://worldcoffeeresearch.org/), Borlaug Institute for International Agriculture, TAMU.
World Coffee Research: Sustaining the Coffee Supply Chain Through Collaborative Research Efforts

Nov 6 Dr. Ir. Ida Ayu Astarini, MSc. (idaastarini@yahoo.com)
Associate Professor, Biology Department, Udayana University (UNUD), Bali, Indonesia Horticulture in Bali, Indonesia: Challenges and Opportunities

Nov 20 Dr. Dirk B. Hays (dbhays@tamu.edu) 
Professor, Chair MEPS, Department of Soil & Crop Sciences, TAMU
Molecular and Physiological Breeding to Improve Adaptation to Climate Change and Food Product Functionality and Nutrition in Wheat, Sorghum and Cowpea

Dec 4 HORT 681 Graduate Student Poster Presentations
* Refreshments provided by HGC at 3:45, before Seminar!!!
* Visiting Speakers are available at a hosted lunch for graduate students, TH noon, HFSB 203; Holly Smith
* Contact Fred Davies (845-4524; f-davies@tamu.edu) to meet with a visiting speaker.