Hello RosEXEC members!
We are ready to vote on the 2018 candidates for RosEXEC.
Voting begins November 27th, 2017 and ends December 8th, 2017.
Please go to the following web site on GDR (link below) to fill out your electronic ballot. You can learn more about any candidates' background and vision for RosEXEC contribution by clicking on their name.
The community will elect four new U.S. members and two new International members to a 3-year term. U.S.-based members vote for both U.S. candidates and International candidates. International community members vote for International candidates only.
This year's slate is diverse with lots of new faces that will surely enhance our mission and efforts. We encourage you to consider voting to create a leadership group that will appropriately represent the amazing diversity of the Rosaceae community. Current RosEXEC membership can be found at: https://www.rosaceae.org/community/rosexec_2017
As a reminder, the mission of RosEXEC is to:
* Serve as a communication and coordination focal point for the U.S. Rosaceae genomics, genetics, and breeding community.
* Define research priorities based on input from the industry and research community.
* Facilitate scientific interaction and foster dynamic research teams.
* Promote research priorities.
* Coordinate educational efforts from the research community to the industry and the public.
* Serve as an official steering committee for the Genome Database for Rosaceae
Thanks again to the following U.S. and International members rotating off for their service to our community:
Cameron Peace Eric van de Weg
Jill Bushakra David Chagne
RosEXEC, Chair Elect and Membership Subcommittee Chair in 2017
Mercy Olmstead, Ph.D.
Sr. Mgr. Production Research and Education
California Strawberry Commission<http://californiastrawberries.com/>
Main: (831) 724-1301
Direct: (831) 200-4682
Cell: (831) 228-2404
As promised during the quarterly conference here is the information regarding NIFA Listens online and in person sessions and opportunity to provide input on the following questions:
1. What is your top priority in food and agricultural research, extension or education that NIFA should address?
2. What are the most promising science opportunities for advancement of food and agricultural sciences?
Please follow this link https://nifa.usda.gov/event/nifa-listens-comment-deadline to submit your comments. The deadline to submit the comments is December 1st.
Ksenija Gasic, PhD
Associate Professor of Horticulture
Peach Genetics and Breeding
Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences
105 Collings St.
Clemson, SC 29634