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 March 23-25 in Dallas, Texas.Register
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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|Materials and Methods||15||Study design easily understood and concise|
|Results and Discussion||20||Analysis, interpretation, conclusion, future direction, and implications|
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