50th Annual Meeting

July 10-12, 2018 * Williamsburg, VA

Register Today!

Early-Bird rates of $250 for members; non-members ($350) available until June 15, 2018.

Your registration includes access to all general sessions, technical sessions, committee meeting, and planned activities (ice cream social, receptions, meals, fun run). The registration also includes passes to these functions for your spouse/significant other and your children.

Program and Schedule of Events

Guest Speakers

Program Chairman Rick Brandenburg has put together an exciting program “APRES…Celebrating our Past; Inspiring our Future”,  a look back at 50 years of APRES and industry accomplishments matched with a futuristic symposium (by peanut disciplines) on what to expect in the next 50 years.

Welcome
Saied Mostaghimi, Virginia Tech University
Jewel Bronaugh, Commissioner of Agriculture (Invited)

Celebrating Our Past
History of APRES – Katie Beasley, Florida State University
History of the Peanut Industry – Howard Valentine, APC
History of Peanut Research – Corley Holbrook, USDA-ARS

Inspiring Our Future
Engineering – Chris Butts, USDA-ARS-NPRL
Food Science – Jack Davis, JLA, Inc
Agronomy – Scott Tubbs, University of Georgia
Pest Management – Nick Dufault, University of Florida
Breeding – Kelly Chamberlin, USDA-ARS

Technical Presentations

The 2018 Call for Papers generated 136 abstracts. Technical Program Chairman Tom Stalker is busy categorizing the papers and setting up the breakout sessions. Click here to see the list of submitted abstracts.  Abstract edits are being accepted until April 30th.

Additional Sessions
Peanut Foundation Peanut Breeder Workshop
Peanut Foundation Peanut Genomics Meeting
Peanut Seed Summit
Peanut Crop Germplasm Committee
Peanut Quality Committee
Feed the Future Innovation for Peanut

Special Events

Chippokes Plantation Tour and Barbeque
Traditional Ice Cream Social
Spouses Hospitality Suite & Tours
50th Anniversary Celebration Dinner
Fun Run
APRES Awards Reception

Sponsorship Opportunities Available

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Hotel Reservations

Reserve your room now at the Doubletree Hotel in Williamsburg, VA, located near Colonial Williamsburg and Jamestown, Busch Gardens, Waterpark USA, Premium outlet mall; and, of course, the location for all APRES Annual Meeting functions.  APRES’ special rate of $129/night ended June 8th.  Current rates are running $175/night.  Nearby walking distance hotels are the Holiday Inn Express and the Courtyard by Marriott.

APRES Memories and Photos Wanted

The 2018 Annual Meeting will mark APRES’s 50th year of operation. We are asking you to search your files, photos and memory for key events, important dates, instrumental people, interesting anecdotes, significant accomplishments, and crucial partners.  Katie Beasley, Florida State doctoral student in history, has agreed to help pull together a timeline and share the history of APRES at the meeting. (As an aside, Katie grew up attending APRES Annual Meetings.)  Upload your photos and leave your comments here.  We look forward to sharing your history in Williamsburg.

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List of Attendeees
Directions to the Hotel Williamsburg Doubletree Hotel
Things to do in & around Williamsburg

 

 

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