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2020 APRES Virtual Annual Meeting
July 14-16 2020

An APRES Members-only Event


Are you registered?  Yes, if you received three emails with links to the webinars on July 14, 15 & 16 and an overview of the members-only on-line program content. Download the complete Program.

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A quick overview follows:
The 2020 Virtual Annual Meeting will be a combination of four (4) live webinars and pre-recorded online sessions of the almost full agenda of its live predecessor.

The Production, Challenges, & Strategies themed General Session and Symposium on Aflatoxin and Drought Tolerance live webinars are scheduled for July 14.

The Joe Sugg Graduate Student Competition and Graduate Student Seminar live webinars will be held July 15 & 16.

All other scientific presentations–research & education breakout sessions and posters– will be pre-recorded, hosted on the APRES YouTube channel, and available for viewing at your leisure on July 14th. Year-end awards will be announced July 14th and a recognition ceremony will be held at the 2021 Annual Meeting.

Access 2020 Virtual Annual Meeting Members-only Area

A paid 2020 Registration and active 2020-21 APRES Membership is required to attend the live webinars and access the online content–a total investment of $150 for Individualsl; $75 for Students, Post Docs, Retired.

We are excited about this new format and look forward to seeing you at the 2020 APRES Virtual Annual Meeting, July 14-16!

Stay safe and well,

Barry Tillman….and…….Gary Schwarzlose
President…………………..Program Chair and President-elect
APRES……………………..2020 Virtual Annual Meeting

Program Schedule
2020 APRES Virtual Meeting

General Session
Tuesday, July 14, 2020
  9:00AM – 11:00AM CST
10:00AM – 12:00PM EST
Live Webinar Program
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Welcome Committee

Sid Miller
Commissioner of Agriculture
State of Texas

Dr. Patrick Stover
Vice Chancellor and Dean
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Texas A&M University


Production, Challenges, and Strategies
A Look at the Global Peanut Market
Patrick Archer
American Peanut Council
Trade Issues and Opportunities for the Peanut Industry
Dr. Luis Ribera
Professor and Extension Economist
Department of Agricultural Economics 
Texas A&M University
Nutrition for The Peanut Industry: Challenges and Opportunities
Dr. Samara Sterling
Research Director
The Peanut Institute

Production, Challenges and Strategies; a Grower Perspective
Texas Peanut Producers
Panel Discussion
Otis Lee Johnson, Michael Newhouse, Jeff Roper, Ryan Warnken, Larry Womack
Shelly Nutt – Moderator

Aflatoxin: Impacts & Challenges for the U.S. and Beyond
Tuesday, July 14, 2020
1:00PM – 3:00PM CST
:00PM – 4:00PM EST
Live Webinar Program
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Economic Impacts and
Overview of the Issue
Dr. Marshall Lamb

Improved System Assessment of Aflatoxin Risk Utilizing Novel Data and Sensing Approaches at Points of Vulnerability
Dr. Diane Rowland
University of Florida

Dealing with Aspergillus in Peanut Seed – An Old Enemy Learns Some New Tricks
Dr. Tim Brenneman
University of Georgia

Breeding for Preharvest Aflatoxin Resistance
Dr. Corley Holbrook

Advances in RNA Interference Technology for the Control of Aflatoxins in Peanut
Dr. Renee Arias

Aflatoxin: An Industry Perspective
Dr. Darlene Cowart
Birdsong Peanuts

Wednesday, July 15 & 16, 2020
7:00AM – 11:30AM CST
:00AM – 12:30PM EST
Live Webinar Program
 Day 1 – July 15, 2020 Schedule
Day 2 – July 16, 2020 Schedule

2019 Winner Amanda Kaufmann

This year’s Joe Sugg Graduate Student Oral Presentation Competition will host the largest group of students (28) in its 31-year history. The competition will meet live over 2-days to see who will be awarded best student presentation for 2020. The live webinar competition will run from 8:00 AM – 12:30 pm  EST each day. Join us and meet your next co-worker or colleague!


Wednesday, July 15, 2020
12:30PM – 2:30PM CST
:30PM – 3:30PM EST
Live Webinar Program

Dr. Sherry Harsch-Porter

Students are invited to return after lunch on July 15, 2020 for a wonderful webinar presentation by Dr. Sherry Harsch-Porter of PorterBay Insight Group on Sharpening Your Interviewing Skills.

APRES Graduate Student Organization President, Chandler Levinson, will be sending out the links and program schedule to APRES student members this week.  Keep checking your inbox!

2020 Online Presentations & Sponsor Videos
View at Your Leisure Beginning July 14th!
APRES Board & Committee Meetings
Breakout Sessions
Poster Session
Graduate Student Poster Competition
Sponsor Videos
The link above takes you to the complete list of the 116 abstracts accepted for presentation.  Find you favorite author, topic, or see the participants in each session via the Search box.   Click the titles; read the abstracts; and prioritize your video viewing beginning July 14th.
More Content Coming July 14th!
Each of the above abstracts will become pre-recorded narrated PowerPoint presentation beginning July 14th.
Reminder:  Your APRES membership must be up-to-date (2020-21 Member) to access the Pre-recorded Narrated Presentation/Posters (116), Committee Reports, Board of Directors Minutes, Sustaining Member Videos, and Affiliate Industry Meeting Reports Access to the Online Program.
The 2020 Proceeedings will be prepared as customary following the 2020 Virtual Annual Meeting and will be available on the APRES website with every other Proceedings 1957-2019.
2020 Virtual Annual Meeting
An APRES Members-only Event
Member Category
$50 – Individual
$25 – Students, Techs, PostDocs, Retired
$1,000 – APRES Meeting Sponsor*
A paid 2020 Registration and active 2020-21 APRES Membership is required to attend the live webinars and access the online program content–a total investment of $150 for Individualsl; $75 for Students, Post Docs, Retired.
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