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​​Office of Private Sector Relations (OPSR) Industry Tour​​

June 6 - 8 | Tour begins and ends in Sacramento, CA

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​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
  • Driscoll's 
  • 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.

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​Karen Da Silva​
Corteva Agriscience