Workshop Presenters

Panel Discussion

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Invitational Pro-Am Plant Breeding Tournament
Rex Bernardo

Rex Bernardo has been on the faculty at the University of Minnesota since 2000. He obtained a B.S. degree in agriculture, majoring in plant breeding, at the Visayas State College of Agriculture in the Philippines in 1984. He graduated summa cum laude and worked in a national breeding program for sweet potato. In 1988 he obtained a Ph.D. degree in plant breeding at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Prior to coming to Minnesota, Dr. Bernardo was a research scientist at Limagrain Genetics, Champaign, Illinois for 9 years and a faculty member at Purdue University for 3 years. He has been a visiting scientist at INRA in Gif-sur-Yvette, France; at Limagrain Europe in Riom, France; at Wageningen University in the Netherlands; at CIRAD in Montpellier, France; and at BOKU University near Vienna, Austria.

Professor Bernardo has served as an associate editor and a technical editor of Crop Science and as an editor of Theoretical and Applied Genetics. He received the Young Crop Scientist Award from the Crop Science Society of America in 1999; was elected Fellow of the Crop Science Society of America and of the American Society of Agronomy in 2005; and received the Plant Breeding Impact Award from the National Association of Plant Breeders in 2015.