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2024 NFHB Forum



Join the FHB Community in Austin, TX for the 2024 National FHB Forum

AT&T Hotel and Confernece Center | December 8-10, 2024

Make plans to connect with more than 200 attendees to gain insights from scientific presentations and poster sessions on the latest research on Fusarium Head Blight (scab) and deoxynivalenol (DON). 


Program Schedule  2024 NFHB Forum Program
  Check out the 2024 NFHB Forum program schedue-at-glance, with further details available in summer.


travel  Hotel & Travel
  Book your hotel reservations and learn more about Austin, Texas, negotiated hotel room discount ends October 30. 


register  Registration
  Registration rates/policies and a link to register for the NFHB Forum, early bird discount deadline November 1.


Upload  Abstract Submissions
  The submission process will open in September, stay tuned for more details.


We look forward to connecting with everyone at the 2024 NFHB Forum!

Follow @USWBSI on Twitter or LinkedIn for quick reminders and updates. For posts about the NFHB Forum use the hashtag #nfhbforum24.

Special Thanks to the 2024 NFHB Forum Sponsors!

The NFHB Forum is made possible through funding and generous contributions from:

2024 NFHB Forum Funding Agency


2024 NFHB Forum Dinner Sponsor 

BASF  Bayer

2024 NFHB Forum Poster Award Sponsor


2024 NFHB Forum General Support Sponsors

NDWC  RahrGrainCraftKWS
2024 NFHB Forum Reception Sponsors



Interested in being a sponsor? View 2024 NFHB Forum Sponsorship Opportunities or contact


USWBSI 2023 Forum Organizing Committee (FOC)


Esten Mason, Colorado State University and Lisa Vaillancourt, University of Kentucky


FHB Management

Kelsey Andersen Onofre, Kansas State University

Christina Cowger, USDA-ARS

Food Safety & Toxicology

Mark Busman, USDA-ARS

Dave Kendra, Cibus

Gene Discovery and Engineering Resistance

Nidhi Rawat, University of Maryland

Matt Helm, USDA-ARS

Pathogen Biology and Genetics

Hye-Seon Kim, USDA-ARS

Mitch Elmore, USDA-ARS

Variety Development and Host Resistance

Jason Fiedler, USDA-ARS

Jessica Rutkoski, University of Illinois


The NFHB Forum is organized and hosted by the U.S. Wheat & Barley Scab Initiative (USWBSI).

Contact the USWBSI NFO at or call 517.290.5023