The Montana Wheat and Barley Committee will host a series of research review panels on March 3, 2021 in cooperation with the Montana State University College of Agriculture and Montana Agricultural Experiment Station (MAES).
The event, titled “The Future’s Promise in Agriculture,” will take place Wednesday, March 3 beginning at 10:30 a.m., and is open to the public via Zoom. The review will include three 40-minute panels featuring MSU researchers from a variety of departments, all moderated by MAES associate director Mary Burrows.
“These panels will be an adaptation of the usual in-person research reviews done by the MWBC each year,” said Burrows. “We are looking forward to sharing this research with our stakeholders and maintaining the many partnerships that make all of these projects possible.”
The three panels will begin at 10:30 a.m., 11:10 a.m. and 11:50 a.m. In order, the topics will be:
- 10:30 am: What Innovations are on the Horizon in Montana Agriculture?
- Featuring Lovreet Shergill and Kent McVay of the Southern Agricultural Research Center and Perry Miller of the Department of Land Resources and Environmental Sciences
- 11:10 am: What is the Future of Plant Breeding in Montana?
- Featuring Jason Cook, Jennifer Lachowiec and Mike Giroux of the Department of Plant Sciences and Plant Pathology.
- 11:50am: What Pests are on Our Horizon and How Can we Work Now to Mitigate Them?
- Featuring David Weaver of the Department of Land Resources and Environmental Sciences, Alan Dyer of the Department of Plant Sciences and Plant Pathology and Frankie Crutcher of the Eastern Agricultural Research Center.
All three panels can be accessed using the following Zoom information:
Meeting ID: 989 3836 8426
Established in 1937, the Montana Wheat and Barley Committee promotes research, marketing, and education for the benefit of Big Sky producers living, working and growing in the Last Best Place. Visit wbc.agr.mt.gov to learn more.
MT Wheat and Barley Committee/MT Dept. of Ag