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

Due to Covid-19 and the restrictions that have been in put in place ​regarding travel, this tour has been postponed until 2021. Please check back for more information after the turn of the year!​


​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 in the Midwest 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:

  • ​Corteva Agriscience in Zionsville, IN
  • Valent USA in Urbana, IL
  • Bayer CropScience in Chesterfield, MO
  • Donald Danforth Plant Center in Creve Coeur, MO
  • Syngenta Clinton, IL

Transportation: 

Participants are responsible for their own transportation to the tour start site in Zionsville, IN, 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.


Registration: 

​Registration will be limited and runs on a first-come, first-served basis with a maximum of 19 participants. Participants must register by filling out and submitting the registration form at the link below with the​ required documents. 

​​Registration Fee: $50​​

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Questions?

​Russell Ingram, Ph.D.
Corteva Agriscience
Office: +1.317.337.7418​


The Deadline to Register to Attend These Tours is Friday, April 17, 2020