UC Davis Plant Breeding Academy graduates the fifth class and SBC hosts our ten-year anniversary celebration
The graduation included a special celebration to recognize the PBA’s tenth anniversary. Special guests and alumni joined the event which also recognized Dr. Todd Wehner as a founding instructor who has been with the Academy for ten years teaching in the US, Asia and African courses.
UC Davis Plant Breeding Academy Class V participants include: Marta Baptista, Driscoll's, USA; Ray Cowley, DuPont Pioneer, Australia; Ryan Eadry, UC Davis, USA; Pieter Fourie , Hygrotech, South Africa; José Ezequiel Gallegos Solórzano , Bayer CropScience, Mexico; Evan Gills, DL Seeds, Canada; Lluvia Gutierrez, Driscoll's, USA; Marlan (Marilyn) Hinlo, East-West Seeds, Philippines; Sean Keyworth, Adams Seed, USA; Jace Knight, Dixon Seeds, USA; John Larse, Larse Farms, Inc., USA; Jeff Mansiere, Bayer CropScience, Canada; Curtis Van Laecke, Horizont Seeds, Canada; Eric Willard, RJ Rainolds, USA and Josh Williamson, Bayer CropScience, USA.
The Plant Breeding Academy is a premium professional certificate program offered in the USA, Europe, Asia and Africa. Twelve classes offered worldwide since 2006 have been attended by 213 breeders from 60 countries, making the UC Davis Plant Breeding Academy the most recognized program of its kind.