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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

2015 WERA-20 Meeting -- Registration Page

The conference registration and payment of the fee is due by June 5, 2015. (Hotel reservations also have the same deadline.)

For those who wish to attend the Day 1 or 2 NGS sequencing workshops only, attendance will be allowed without paying the registration fee or submitting the registration form. However, no food will be provided for non-paying July 6th and 7th attendees.

WERA-20 Registration Fee

The registration fee for the conference is $220. This includes meeting supplies, Monday-Thursday lunches, morning and afternoon breaks, the group dinner, and transportation to the U.S. National Arboretum. Friends of Agricultural Research-Beltsville (FAR-B), a non-profit support group for BARC, is helping sponsor the conference by collecting the registration fee.  Click here [tbd] to be directed to their PayPal account to make an electronic payment for the registration fee. No on-site registrations will be accepted and no refunds can be processed for cancellations.

Spouse/Guest participation in group dinner on July 8, 2015

Registered and paid attendees are invited to bring a guest to the group dinner at the U.S. National Arboretum for $60 per person. Please indicate your intention to bring a guest in the comments section of the registration form. Please be prepared to pay $60 cash for your guest’s meal and transportation no later than July 7th to one of the meeting organizers.


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  No advanced selection is needed for July 8-9 lunches. Both days will include vegetarian options.

Paid Attendees - Selection for July 6 Lunch

Please complete the following if you will be participating in the meals and will be paying your $220 conference registration fee.
Select lunch choice
for July 6:

Vienna One
Vienna Two
Rye? Rye Not?
San Fran Sourdough
Pumpernickel Proud
High Roller
Arlene Supreme
Multi-Grain Madness (vegetarian)

Select lunch choice
for July 7:
Italian Combo 
Asiago Steak 
Turkey Bravo 
Napa Almond Chicken Salad (sandwich)
Mediterranean Veggie 
Salad Box: Thai Chicken 
Salad Box: Fuji Apple Chicken
Salad Box: Greek Salad (vegetarian)
Dietary restrictions for group dinner
Special accessibility needs

Food reservations must be paid in advance via the webpage established for this conference by the Friends of Agricultural Research-Beltsville, (FAR-B). [tbd] Click here if you haven't made your food / field trip reservation.

To reserve your lodging, at the Greenbelt Hilton Inn, please click here.

Descriptions of Lunch Options for July 6

Vienna One: Spicy Italian cappacola and pruscitini ham, Genoa salami, provolone cheese, lettuce, tomato, onions, oil and vinegar dressing on a Vienna roll.

Vienna Two: Smoked turkey topped with spicy cappacola ham and Monterey jack cheese, lettuce, tomato, Russian dressing, and mayo on a Vienna roll.

Rye? Rye Not: Lean corned beef, creamy cole slaw, Russian dressing, and Swiss cheese served on New York rye.

San Fran Sourdough: Smoked turkey breast, crisp bacon, cucumber slices, alfalfa sprouts, lettuce, tomato, cheddar cheese, and buttermilk ranch dressing on fresh sourdough bread.

Pumpernickel Proud: Honey cured ham, stone ground mustard, lettuce, tomato, and Swiss cheese on hearty pumpernickel bread.

High Roller: Rare roast beef, mayo, lettuce, tomato red onions, and provolone cheese on a Vienna roll.

Arlene Supreme: A combination of rare roast beef and honey cured ham, lettuce, tomato, red onions, cheddar cheese, and mayo on a Vienna roll.

Multi-Grain Madness (vegetarian): Monterey jack cheese, cucumber slices, sliced carrots, alfalfa sprouts, sliced mushrooms, lettuce, tomato, red onions, and hummus on fresh multi-grain bread.

Chicken Sandwich: Chicken breast, lettuce, tomato, cheddar cheese, and crisp bacon on a soft sandwich roll.

Descriptions of Lunch Options for July 7
(Panera Bread)

Italian Combo:  Seared steak, smoked turkey breast, lean ham, salami, Swiss cheese, peperoncini, lettuce tomatoes, red onions, and special sauce on ciabatta bread

Asiago Steak: Seared steak, smoked cheddar, lettuce, tomatoes, red onions, and horseradish sauce on asiago cheese bread.

Turkey Bravo: Smoked turkey breast, applewood smoked bacon, smoked gouda, lettuce, tomatoes, and signature sauce on tomato basil bread.

Napa Almond Chicken Salad (sandwich): Chicken, diced celery, seedless grapes, almonds, lettuce, tomatoes, and special dressing on sesame semolina bread.

Mediterranean Veggie: Zesty sweet piquant peppers, feta, cucumbers, lettuce, tomatoes, red onions, and cilantro jalapeno hummus on tomato basil bread.

Salad box Thai Chicken: Chicken, romaine lettuce, Thai cashews, fire roasted endame, red pepper and carrot blend, cilantro and wonton strips tossed with low fat Thai chili vinaigrette and drizzled with peanut sauce.

Salad box Fuji Apple Chicken: Chicken, field greens, romaine, tomatoes, red onions, pecans, gorgonzola and apple chips tossed with balsamic apple vinaigrette.

Salad box Greek salad (no meat): Romaine, tomatoes, feta, peperoncini, red onions, kalmata olives and pepper tossed in a Greek dressing.

Last Modified: 4/16/2015
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