N.D. Crop Improvement and Seed Association Conference set for Feb. 4-5 in Bismarck

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The 63rd annual North Dakota Crop Improvement and Seed Association (NDCISA) meeting will be held at the Radisson Hotel in Bismarck on Feb. 4-5.

The conference begins on Feb. 4 with a seed allocation meeting at 8 a.m. followed by the NDCISA board of directors meeting at 9:30 a.m. On Feb. 5, there will be committee meetings, a business meeting, guest speakers and a luncheon.

Speakers include Elias Elias, North Dakota State University durum wheat breeder and university distinguished professor; Todd West, NDSU associate professor of horticulture and NDSU woody plant improvement program director; and Paul Schwarz, NDSU malting barley quality professor.

The Feb. 5 schedule, topics and speakers are:

• 7:30 a.m. – registration

• 8:15 a.m. – committee meetings

• 9 a.m. – business meeting

• 10:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. – guest speakers and luncheon

• Durum wheat breeding and genetics in North Dakota – Elias

• Why develop trees for a prairie: A look into the NDSU woody plant improvement program – West

• Beer and barley in the U.S.: 1602-2015 – Schwarz

The conference is free and open to the public. However, registration is required. For more information or to register, contact Toni Muffenbier, NDCISA office manager, at (701) 231-8067 or email toni.muffenbier@ndsu.edu.