Due to the recently elevated concern surrounding coronavirus, or COVID-19, the Sorghum Improvement Conference of North America board of directors voted unanimously to postpone SICNA to fall.
"Health and the safety of the SICNA community is our top priority," Sorghum Foundation Chairman Larry Lambright said. "Although we are disappointed we cannot continue with plans for this year's event as originally scheduled, it is the right decision based on the information we have, and we anticipate offering the same quality event for SICNA attendees later this year."
SICNA will now be held in the fall at the same location, the Courtyard by Marriott Dallas DFW North. The date and other details will be announced soon when they are confirmed.
While details are still being finalized, registered attendees should know their hotel reservations will be automatically cancelled if you booked your room through the SICNA room block. Attendee conference registration fees will be carried over to the new dates.
If you have any questions, please contact Sorghum Foundation Chairman Larry Lambright at 806-749-3478 or email@example.com.
The Sorghum Improvement Conference of North America's mission is to promote communication and collaboration in research and development among sorghum researchers and stakeholders in cooperation with universities, research centers, public institutions and private entities. It strives to link scientists and researchers with sorghum producers and industry representatives to help drive innovation and discovery in response to the industry's greatest challenges.
Register for SICNA 2020 to be held in Dallas, Texas.
Dr. Kater Hake is the Vice President of Agricultural & Environmental Research at Cotton Incorporated. In this role, Hake is responsible for the cotton production research program, and leads a team of eight scientists who develop and support innovative problem-solving research to increase the profitability and sustainability of cotton farming in the U.S.
Hake began his career at Cotton Incorporated in 2007. Previously, he was the Vice President of Technology Development at Delta and Pine Land Company. Hake received a Bachelor of Science degree in genetics and a Master of Science degree in agronomy from the University of California at Davis, and a Ph.D. in plant biology from the University of California at Riverside.
The 2020 agenda has been posted. Click the link below to download.Agenda
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