Submitted to: Meeting Proceedings
Publication Type: Proceedings
Publication Acceptance Date: 2/18/2016
Publication Date: 2/20/2016
Citation: Burow, G.B., Burke, J.J., Xin, Z. 2016. In: Burow, G.B., Burke, J.J., Xin, Z.Proceeding of the 2014 Sorghum Improvement Conference of North America (SICNA), June 25-27, 2014, Corpus Christi, Texas. p. 5-18.
Interpretive Summary: The successful 2014 SICNA meeting held at Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center, Corpus Christi, TX led by Dr. Bill Rooney (Chair, SICNA leadership board) facilitated networking opportunities for researchers and students in the sorghum research community and promote interactions between public and private sectors to address the challenges facing the sorghum industry. Furthermore, 2014 SICNA served as forum for graduate students to showcase their research work through oral research competitions and poster presentations.
Technical Abstract: The 2014 Sorghum Improvement Conference of North America (SICNA 2014) meeting was held at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center , Agnes, Corpus Christi, TX on June 25-27, 2014. The meeting was attended by about 80 participants representing a diverse cross section of the sorghum industry including sorghum research community from both public and private sectors, producer stakeholders and commodity group leaders. SICNA 2014 was organized by Dr. William Rooney, Chair of SICNA leadership in cooperation with Dr. Juan Landivar, resident director of Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center, Corpus Christi, Texas. The conference provided networking opportunities for graduate students and participants to promote collaborative and cooperative activities. The conference also served as venue for graduate students working on sorghum from various US universities to present their research thru a graduate student oral research competition.