Department of Crop & Soil Sciences

Biofuels Cropping Systems

2014 Oilseed and Direct Seed Cropping Systems Conference

Conference Logo 2014Registration is now open for the 2014 Oilseed and Direct Seed Cropping Systems Conference, Covering New Ground, being held in late January.
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Mark your calendars and make plans to attend the only conference in the Pacific Northwest where you can learn from experienced growers, industry leaders, university faculty, and others from around North America and Australia about all things oilseeds and direct seeding – beginning and advanced management techniques; benefits of oilseeds in direct seed cropping rotations; CRP takeout opportunities; risk management; the history and progress of oilseed research in the PNW; international and national policies driving oilseed production and direct seeding; precision agriculture trends; plant signaling systems; market outlook; and cover crops.

Keynote speakers include Dwayne Beck (Dakota Lakes Research Farm), Steve Groff (Cedar Meadow Farm), Raj Kholsa (Colorado State University), John Kirkegaard (CSIRO Australia), Peter Moulton (WA Dept. of Commerce), Dave Paul (USDA-RMA), Heath Sanders (Great Plains Canola Assoc.), Phil Thomas (AgriTrend, BrassicaCorp Ltd), Dale Thorenson (USCA/Gordley Assoc.), Brian Voth (AgriTrend Marketing), and PNW growers and university faculty.



RESEARCH POSTER submission details, deadline for abstracts Dec. 31 (contact Don Wysocki or Karen Sowers after Dec. 31).

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIESWith an expected attendance of 350-400, ‘Covering New Ground‘ provides a great opportunity to expand your sales in a growing industry through sponsorship and/or exhibitor participation.

BY AIR: The Tri-Cities Airport (PSC) is only a 15-minute drive from the Three Rivers Convention Center.  The regional airport is served by Delta, Alaska Air/Horizon Air, United and Allegiant with flights to Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Denver, Salt Lake City, Los Angeles, Las Vegas and Mesa, Arizona.

BY CAR: Directions to the Three Rivers Convention Center can be found here.

Red Lion Hotels are the primary conference lodging properties, with two options in close proximity to the convention center:

Red Lion Inn & Suites Kennewick SOLD OUTis located one block from the Three Rivers Convention Center.

Red Lion Hotel Columbia Center Kennewick is three blocks from the convention center with shuttle service available upon request. Reservations can be made with these links or by calling 1-800-RED-LION and mentioning the conference for discounted room rate.

Hilton Garden Inn, located next to the convention center.  Rooms are still available, conference block is sold out. 1-509-735-4600.

For further information or questions about the conference, please contact planning co-chairs Karen Sowers at 808-283-7013, or Kay Meyer at 509-995-6335.

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