Farmers never stop learning, and sunflower producers have a great opportunity to get some expert advice next week at the National Sunflower Association’s annual Research Forum. The forum will be held January 12-13, 2016 at the Ramada Plaza Suites and Convention Center in Fargo, ND. The forum is an annual event designed to learn about research, promote discussion, and stimulate creative thinking.
Researchers from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, North Dakota State University, South Dakota State University, University of Nebraska, Kansas State University, and Iowa State University will present their findings on sunflower studies they have conducted. Topics will cover everything from diseases, insects, irrigation, blackbirds, and more.
Dr. Bill Underwood will be the noon speaker at this year’s forum. Dr. Underwood will speak about new approaches to address multiple sunflower disease challenges. Dr. Underwood joined ARS Sunflower and Plant Biology Research Unit in July 2015. Originally from southern Indiana, he received his bachelor’s degree in biology from Indiana University and his PhD in genetics at Michigan State University.
Registration information and the agenda for the meeting can be found on the NSA website: www.sunflowernsa.com/events
For more information, contact John Sandbakken or Jody Kerzman.