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The Plant Sciences Symposium is an annual convention hosted at The Ohio State University (OSU) centered around topics in plant science. It is a part of the Corteva Plant Sciences Symposia Series. This year the Symposium will be on March 3rd, 2023 hosted in the OSU CFAES Agricultural Administration Building. A Zoom webinar will also be available for those who are unable to attend in person. Breakfast and lunch will be provided for those attending in-person. There will be a shuttle option for Wooster students who would like to join in-person.

A big thank you to last year’s attendees, sponsors and speakers! 

This year’s theme: Plant Resistance & its Application


Plant resistance and the extensive research currently being conducted serves as a significant variable in benefiting our world’s growing population. Helping to develop more reliable and efficient plant resistance to pathogens. Which can be utilized within agriculture to enhance the performance of food production. Completed through the promotion of sustainability to reduce land use, water, fuel, and additional inputs. Now more than ever, scientific communication about topics like sustainable futures and plant resistance application is of the utmost importance. Especially as our population continues to grow with the inevitable pressing need of sustenance. The Ohio State Plant Sciences Symposium acknowledges this need, and welcomes the plant sciences community to join us for a discussion about where plant sciences fits in this larger picture of plant resistance, its application, science communication, and sustainability in a more connected world.

Meet our Speakers

This year, the Symposium features Dr. Leslie Holland from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Dr. David Cook from Kansas State University, Dr. Anna Testen from the USDA-ARS Application Technology Research Unit, Dr. David Mackey from The Ohio State University, and Dr. Bailin Li from Corteva Agriscience. This Symposium will also feature graduate student speakers and a poster competition. Awards for selected student speakers and for top poster presenters will be announced during the Symposium. Visit Event Features to see learn more details about the symposium.

Workshop Session

We will be hosting workshops on the first day of the symposium, March 2nd. The workshop will be in person with an option of attending virtually. Everyone registered for the symposium will receive the links to the workshops closer to the event. The workshop will be focused on plant science careers, providing students with the opportunity to gain more insight and build connections about potential career options. Here are a few of our speakers:

Questions? Contact us by using our contact form, or at plantsciencesymposiumcommittee@buckeyemail.osu.edu