|JUGULAM, MITHILA - Kansas State University|
|VALENTIN, KIRA - Kansas State University|
Submitted to: Meeting Proceedings
Publication Type: Proceedings
Publication Acceptance Date: 11/18/2016
Publication Date: 11/20/2016
Citation: Burow, G.B., Jugulam, M., Valentin, K. 2016. Proceedings of the 2016 Sorghum Improvement Conference of North America Meeting, September 19-22, 2016, Manhattan, Kansas. 4:38.
Technical Abstract: The 2016 Sorghum Improvement Conference of North America (SICNA), held on September 19-21, 2016 with the theme “The New Faces of Sorghum,” was a resounding success. The meeting was attended by nearly 200 participants that represented a diverse cross section of the sorghum industry from both public and private sectors, students, producer stakeholders and commodity group leaders. The opening keynote address was delivered by Dr. Joe Cornelius, Program Director of Advanced Research Projects Agency - Energy (ARPA-E), and the TERRA project, an initiative that focuses on sorghum as the smart bioenergy crop of choice. Dr. Cornelius presented a dynamic challenge to the sorghum research community and the industry to pursue research and innovations towards fulfillment of sorghum’s potential as the most sustainable and smart crop for biofuel production and mitigation of climate change. The proceedings from the 2016 SICNA conference include the abstracts of oral and poster presentations in addition to access to many of the Power Point slides presented by the speakers in each session at the meeting.