Image of the building of Plant, Soil, and Microbial Sciences at MSU.

June 26-28, 2019

Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI 48824

Plant breeders from universities in the Great Lakes Region will convene for tours of MSU plant breeding and genetics research programs. This academic conference will take place in several areas of the Plant and Soil Science Building on the campus of Michigan State University.

There is no fee to participate, but registration is essential. The opening dinner and networking will begin on June 26 at the Agronomy Farm on the campus of Michigan State University at 6:30 p.m. Program will end mid-day on June 28. 

There will be a welcome reception on June 26. Lunch and a networking reception will be provided on June 27. No meals will be served on June 28. A detailed agenda will be provided to you during the program descriping the location of each meal. 

The registration link is live through May 17; please email if you would like to be added after this date or if you would like to register on site. 

Please secure your lodging through the TowneSuites Place by Marriott at 517-203-1000 or by securing your group rate for GLPBI at MSUWhen making reservations, mention GLBPI to receive the negotiated group rate. Rates are good if booked on or before May 24, 2019.

Registration for Great Lakes Plant Breeding Initiative 2019 is open.
Registration closes at 11:59 p.m. on May 24, 2019.


Michigan State University is committed to providing equal opportunity for participation in all programs, services and activities. Accommodations for persons with disabilities may be requested by contacting the event contact two weeks prior to the start of the event. Requests received after this date will be honored whenever possible.

Contact Information

For information contact ANR Event Services at or (517) 353-3175.