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Join NSP during Commodity Classic, March 1-3


Commodity Classic is the once-a-year, can’t-miss event for America’s sorghum, soybean, corn and wheat farm- ers. Held March 1-3, 2012, in Nashville, Tenn., the event is hosted by National Sorghum Producers, National Corn Growers Association, National Association of Wheat Grow- ers and American Soybean Association.


Commodity Classic offers a wide range of learning and networking opportunities for growers and the agri- cultural industry in the areas of production, policy, marketing, management and stewardship, while provid- ing state-of-the-art exhibits of the latest in equipment, technology and innovation.


There will be a sorghum-specific general session March 2 where the latest information regarding farm policy, mar- kets and news surrounding the sorghum industry will be presented. In addition, NSP’s Yield and Management Con- test winners will be recognized March 2 during an awards dinner hosted by Pioneer.


Don’t miss this unique opportunity to connect with other sorghum growers. For more information on registration, events and accommodations at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center, visit www.CommodityClassic.com.


Chromatin Inc. Passes Major Milestone in Sweet Sorghum Technologies


On Dec. 13, Chromatin announced its use of proprietary mini-chromosome technology to enable the improvement of sorghum with multiple new sets of genes. This will al- low Chromatin to customize sorghum to meet the special- ized needs of power, fuel and chemical producers.


Chromatin demonstrated its sorghum mini-chromosome technology by inserting a gene “stack” into a sweet sor- ghum line, the technology can also be used to modify grain and forage sorghum. Chromatin believes this new


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technology will enable them to create new sorghum hybrids that carry genes for needed improvement while keeping the native host genome intact.


Advanta US Announces New Sales Manager, Technology Development Manager, and Head of Research


Advanta announced three new appointments to its staff in December—Barry Lubbers as national sales manager, Shankar Podduturi as technology development manager and Vicente Trucillo as head of research and development.


Lubbers will be responsible for U.S. sales, customer rela- tionships and business development. As technology de- velopment manager, Podduturi will work with Advanta’s research and development personnel and the sales force to guide product development. Additionally, he will manage field trials for grain and forage sorghum.


Trucillo of Advanta Semillas in Argentina will work in conjunction with Advanta US breeders. He will oversee the company’s domestic breeding program to capitalize on the company’s global germplasm pool.


Stay Connected with NSP


As an NSP member, you’re already receiving Sorghum Notes, our weekly eN- ewsletter that recaps the important news on policy and happenings in the indus- try, as well as Sorghum Grower Magazine.


For even timelier sorghum news and information connect with NSP through social media.


Follow us on Twitter @SorghumGrowers and “Like” us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/SorghumGrowers.


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