Symposium Day 1

7:00 to 8:00 am: Continental Breakfast at UC Davis.

8:10 to 9:20 am: Presentation, A California Seed Industry Primer (Speaker TBD).

9:25 to 9:50 am: Travel to Wolfskill Experimental Orchards in Winters.

9:55 am to 12:20 pm: Tour the orchards with Tom Gradziel.

12:30 to 1:20pm: Lunch.

1:30 to 2:15 pm: Travel to Sakata Seed in  Woodland.

2:20 to 3:35 pm: Tour of Sakata Seed led by Benito Juarez, hot pepper and watermelon breeder.

3:40 to 4:00 pm: Travel to Del Rio Botanicals in West Sacramento.

4:15 to 5:00 pm: Update on organic seed breeding and the Seed Matters Initiative by Allen Rosenfield.

5:15 to 6:00 pm: Introduction to Del Rio Botanicals by Suzanne Ashworth.

6:00 to 6:50 pm: Farm-to-table appetizers catered by Del Rio Botanicals.

7:00 to 7:30 pm: Return to Davis

7:45 to 9:30 pm: Picnic dinner at the UC Davis student organic farm.