The U.S. Dairy Forage Research Center (USDFRC) is kindly inviting you to participate in the Switchgrass II Conference 2013, held September 10 – 12, 2013 in Madison, Wisconsin, United States.
The conference will bring together scientists and students interested in switchgrass and other prairie grasses to discuss the state of the art of prairie grass research. It will be an excellent opportunity to meet and interact with researchers from a wide range of disciplines, including:
- soil science
- molecular biology.
The conference will include a field tour, several plenary presentations, selected volunteered oral presentations, a poster session, and one or more workshops.
Who should attend?
Faculty, scientists, post-doctoral fellows, and students with a research interest in switchgrass and other grass species of tallgrass prairie and savanna habitat.
- Kenneth Vogel
- Kelly Craven
- Tiffany Heng-Moss
- Kevin Shinners
- Michael Casler
- Jeremy Schmutz
- Nathan Springer
- Philip Robertson
The conference will open Tuesday morning with a field tour. We’ll visit two nearby sites: a highly diverse local prairie/savanna site that illustrates the range in diversity of prairie plants across soil types and Arlington Agricultural Research Station, home of intensive research covering agronomy, physiology, ecology, breeding, genetics, and genomics of switchgrass, big bluestem, and indian grass.
After the field tour, there will be time to relax on the University of Wisconsin-Madison Memorial Union Terrace and explore downtown Madison.
Wednesday will be devoted to oral presentations, an all-day poster session, and an evening discussion of community issues. Registration for the conference includes lunch and dinner at the Monona Terrace on Wednesday.
Thursday will also be devoted to oral presentations and an all-day poster session. Registration for the conference includes lunch on Thursday.