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Thursday, December 8 • 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Seed Breeding II: Breeding Projects

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Interested in creating a new plant to share with the world? Collaboration is key as all great breeding has been built out of the natural and artificial evolution we have observed and participated in for thousands of years. Cornell Professor and Plant Breeder Michael Mazourek and Stone Barns Center Farmer Jason Grauer will share some of the successes and failures of their collaborative efforts and how they have created new veggies in a step-by-step process that you can use on your farm to create signature cultivars. These case studies will highlight the process, size, field layout, timing, and considerations we employ. Through conversation, physical displays and projected photos Michael and Jason will help you understand the depth of plant breeding that stretches from the research fields to the vegetable fields. Participants can attend just one of the two sessions; however, please note that the second session will build upon concepts in the first.

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Jason Grauer

Jason Grauer is crop production manager at Stone Barns Center. With a degree in economics from Tufts University, Jason spent the early part of his career in the financial industry. A year spent volunteering at Stone Barns confirmed his desire to farm full time, and he spent two seasons... Read More →
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Michael Mazourek

Associate Professor, Cornell University
Michael Mazourek established a vegetable breeding program which focuses on developing new cultivars for organic farming systems through traditional methods of cross-pollination. His grower-driven traits focus on fungal and insect resistances in regionally adapted backgrounds to provide... Read More →

Thursday December 8, 2016 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Pocantico Center I