ONLINE REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED. THERE IS STILL SPACE!
You may register at the door at Wedgewood Resort between 7:45 and 8:15 a.m. on conference days.
PLEASE JOIN US FOR OUR TENTH YEAR!
March 11–13, 2014 Wedgewood Resort Fairbanks, AK
Welcome to the 2014 SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE CONFERENCE website! We are excited about this year's line up of guest speakers, wide variety of topics, informative panel discussions and educational exhibits. Be sure to visit this site often for timely updates and announcements.
Under the umbrella theme "Growing Alaska's Farmers," this year's conference will focus on participatory plant breeding. Meet our keynote guest speaker below! Click on the following links to find out more!
Meet Our Keynote Speaker: JAMES R. MYERS
Professor of Vegetable Breeding and Genetics, Department of Horticulture, Oregon State University, Corvallis
Myers holds the Baggett-Frazier Endowed Chair of Vegetable Breeding and Genetics in the Department of Horticulture at Oregon State University. He works on a number of crops including dry and snap bean, edible podded pea, broccoli, tomato, winter and summer squash, and sweet corn. Prior to employment at OSU, he worked as a dry bean breeder at University of Idaho.
His main interest has been to improve vegetable varieties for disease resistance and human nutrition while maintaining quality and productivity in improved varieties. Myers is also breeding tomatoes, broccoli and summer squash for organic systems. His latest variety release is the high anthocyanin tomato ‘“Indigo Rose,” a purplish tomato.
Myers will present a preconference workshop, "Participatory Plant Breeding: A Hands-on Workshop," March 11 in the Borealis Room, Wedgewood Resort. Cost of the workshop is $50 and includes lunch. Two other opportunities to hear Myers speak on participatory plant breeding occur during the conference, March 12 and 13. For more information, please see the agenda. We hope you can join us!