International Millets Conference on Aug. 1-3 in Gering
The International Millets Conference will be held Aug. 1-3 at the Gering Civic Center in Gering. The conference is being jointly presented by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and Rutgers University as part of the United Nations “International Years of Millets 2023.”
The conference theme is “Promoting Millets through Interdisciplinary Research: New Varieties and New Markets for a Better Tomorrow.” Topics will include millets production in the U.S. and around the world. There will be presentations by High Plains millets producers, representatives from state government and the U.S. millets industries, millets breeders and agronomists, grain handlers and processors, marketers and millets products (food, feed and beverages) developers.
- Chris Stum, president, High Plains Millet Association
- Representatives of the U.S. millets industries
- Leon and Cheryl Kriesel, CEO and owner, Kriesel Certified Seed Inc., Gurley, Nebraska
- International panel of speakers from India, Italy and Switzerland
- Aug. 1 — Field tour in Scottsbluff
- Aug. 2 — Morning visit High Plains Ag Lab near Sidney and Kriesel Seeds in Gurley
- Aug. 2 — Afternoon conference opening and keynote talks at Gering Civic Center
- Aug. 3 — All day - presentations, project meeting and panel discussion
- Aug. 3 — Evening banquet dinner and roundtable discussions
The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) adopted the “International Year of Millets” resolution to raise awareness about the health benefits of the grain and its suitability for cultivation under changing climatic conditions.
For more information or to RSVP, contact Dr. Dipak Santra at 308-765-2324. For Aug. 3 banquet dinner, RSVP for the meal count.