June 6 - 8 | Tour begins and ends in Sacramento, CA
About the Tour
The OPSR Industry Tour is open to graduate students and post-docs interested in learning
how organizations in the private sector and not-for-profit sector operate, as well as the various types of career opportunities available to those seeking employment with a plant pathology background. Topics will cover biotechnology, crop protection, field sciences, discovery research, seed health, and plant health regulations among others. The tour includes
three full days visiting sites while covering a broad range of activities that highlight specific roles in the aforementioned segments to help students better understand the expectations around the career opportunities available in industry and not-for-profit. Participants will meet agriculture business professionals at each of the following sites:
- Bayer CropScience
- Corteva Agriscience
- Department of Pesticide Regulation
- Local startups
- Local growers
Participants are responsible for their own transportation to the tour start site, their transportation back home, their hotel accommodations the night before the tour begins, as well as the last night of the tour (if necessary). OPSR will provide transportation, hotel accommodations* (double occupancy), and meals
during the tour (June 6 - 8).
*hotel accommodations will be covered by OPSR for the nights of June 6 and 7.
Registration opens Monday, February 6 and
closes on Friday, March 17. After tour registration closes on March 17, applicants will be contacted by our tour organizer with details on how to pay the non-refundable $50 registration fee to attend the tour. The $50 registration fee will be due to APS by April 3 or their spot will open to a different applicant.
Karen Da Silva