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Sorghum Geneticist to Lead Clemson Research

Clemson’s Advanced Plant Technology program has a new research lead. Stephen Kresovich, an acclaimed geneticist for his research to improve production in sorghum, sugar cane and maize, will join the Clemson faculty in July. Kresovich currently serves as a crop improvement adviser to the Sorghum Checkoff and will continue to work closely with the sorghum industry as he transitions to his new position in South Carolina.

Tri-County Small Grain Field Day Set

Spring small grains field days get underway on May 16th with the 2013 Tri-County Small Grain Field Day near Monroe. The day gets underway at noon at 2210 Poplin Road, Monroe and includes variety trial demonstrations, fungicide trials, seed treatments and lunch. To learn more contact Andrew Baucom at 704-283-3739, or visit our calendar.

NSP Board Seeking New Director Applicants

The nominating committee for the National Sorghum Producers is currently seeking applicants to fill four seats on its board of directors. Anyone interested in serving the sorghum industry through this role may visit the NSP website to download an application and learn more about the position. The deadline to apply is May 1, 2013.

Clemson Hosting Cattlemen’s Boot Camp

And there’s still time to get involved in the Cattlemen’s Boot Camp hosted by the American Angus Association at Clemson University. The seminar is of interest to academic and industry professionals, as well as cattlemen raising all breeds of cattle. The two-day event gets underway on June 3rd at the Poole Ag Center on the Clemson University Campus. Registration fee is $75 and deadline to sign up is May 20th. No walk-in registrations will be allowed. For more info, visit our calendar is dedicated to serving the agricultural industry in the Carolinas and Virginia with the latest ag news, exclusive regional weather station readings, and key crop market information. The website is a companion of the Southern Farm Network, provider of daily agricultural radio programming to the Carolinas since 1974. presents radio programs, interviews and news relevant to crop and livestock production and research throughout the mid-Atlantic agricultural community.