Become a plant breeder, online!

News to me. Something called Extension “is an interactive learning environment delivering the best, most researched knowledge from the smartest land-grant university minds across America.” And next week, on January 21st, you can take part in 2 webcast workshops. Here’s the blurb:

This webinar is two 90-minute sessions with a 30-minute break between sessions.
Breeding for Nutrition: Organic eaters want nutritious food, but some modern breeding programs may be increasing yields at the cost of nutrition. Learn about breeding programs working with classical breeding methods (non-GMO) to breed nutritionally superior crops.

Breeding for Microbial Interaction: Many beneficial soil microorganisms provide plants with access to nutrients, improve water uptake and even have the potential to suppress certain soil borne diseases. The ability to breed plants to optimize their interaction with the soil microbiology holds great potential to enhance organic farming systems. Hear about the latest studies in this important and expanding field.

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