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International Year of Millets Webinar: “Fonio: enhancing collaboration for sustainable agriculture and improved livelihoods” on Nov. 29, 2024

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) is hosting an “IYM Global Webinar Series” focusing on the environmental, social and economic benefits of millets, as well as their rich heritage, during the International Year of Millets (IYM2023). The sixth webinar in the series, “Fonio: enhancing collaboration for sustainable agriculture and improved livelihoods”, will take place on November 29th from 7:00 – 8:30 AM EST.

SICNA Oral Abstract Submission Deadline Extended

The abstract submission date has been extended for the Sorghum Improvement Conference of North America (SICNA), which is being held on April 2-4, 2024 in Oklahoma City, OK. Oral abstract submissions are now due November 13. The due date for

Job Opening – PH.D Student at USDA-ARS Lubbock, TX and Texas Tech University – Sorghum Breeding and Genetics program

The sorghum breeding and genetics program at the Institute for Genomics of Crop Abiotic Stress Tolerance (IGCAST) at Texas Tech University is looking for a Ph.D Research Assistant.

International Year of Millets 5th Webinar “Empowering farmers, Indigenous Peoples, women and youths: unlocking the potentials of millets,’’ Nov. 7

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) is hosting an “IYM Global Webinar Series” focusing on the environmental, social and economic benefits of millets, as well as their rich heritage, during the International Year of Millets (IYM2023).

Sorghum and Millet Workshop at PAG31 on January 14, 2024 in San Diego, CA

The Sorghum and Millet Workshop will be held at the Plant & Animal Genome Conference (PAG 31 – January 12-17, 2024) on Sunday, January 14, 2024 in San Diego, California.

STRAIT KIN: A Collaborative Innovation Network for Sorghum Traits Has Been Awarded a $1 Million Grant by the USDA

A Kansas State University Program, STRAIT KIN, has been awarded a $1 million grant by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The project is “A Collaborative Innovation Network for Sorghum Traits.”

Save the Date SICNA 2024, April 2-4, 2024 in Oklahoma City, OK

The Sorghum Improvement Conference of North America (SICNA) is being held on April 2-4, 2024 in Oklahoma City, OK.

2023 CSHL Genome Informatics Conference, Dec. 6-9, Abstracts Due Sept. 22

The Genome Informatics Conference will take place at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory from December 6 – 9, 2023. Virtual participation is available to those not giving poster or oral presentations. The Keynote Speakers will be Sean Eddy, from HHMI and

International Year of Millets 3rd Webinar “Climate resilience of millets,” Sept. 5

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) is hosting an “IYM Global Webinar Series” focusing on the environmental, social and economic benefits of millets, as well as their rich heritage, during the International Year of Millets (IYM2023).