2024 Mason Pharr Symposium: Growing for the Future

Explore the latest research and insights into the changing global landscape of crop production. Presentations will cover climate change, food security and access, artificial intelligence, big data, controlled environment agriculture, robotics, and pollinator health. 

The event will also include an opportunity for students to present their research during a poster session, with prizes for the top posters. A panel of horticultural science alums will also answer career-related questions.

The event will be held on Friday, February 23 from 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM. You are welcome to attend as many or few sessions as you like. All sessions are located in Kilgore Hall at North Carolina State University, 2721 Founders Dr, Raleigh, NC 27607. Breakfast and lunch will be catered.

Nearby hourly parking is available at the Dan Allen Parking Deck at 110 Dan Allen Dr, Raleigh, NC 27607.

Hosted by the NC State Horticultural Sciences Graduate Student Association. Open to all NC State students, staff, and faculty.

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