JUNE 11, 2013
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Rachel Webber, CAHNRS Communications
Kevin Murphy, Crop and Soil Sciences
Registration open for quinoa research symposium
Online registration for the 2013 International Quinoa Research Symposium is now live through July 10. The event takes place Aug. 12-14 at Washington State University.
Coinciding with the United Nations International Year of the Quinoa, the symposium brings together researchers, farmers, distributors and consumers from around the world to explore current research and innovative farming practices. Farm tours will highlight field trial demonstrations on four Palouse farms. Keynote speaker Dr. Sven-Erick Jacobson from the University of Copenhagen will address the global potential of quinoa, and Tania Santivanez from the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization will also speak during the three-day event.
Quinoa has grown in popularity and is beginning to gain a foothold in the Pacific Northwest and other regions in the U.S. with support from a $1.6 million U.S. Department of Agriculture grant recently awarded to researchers at WSU, Oregon State University and Utah State University. Earthbound Farm, Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), Clif Bar Family Foundation-Seed Matters, USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture, FAIR, and WSU are the event sponsors.
Registration is open to the public and available online at: http://bit.ly/14wmBDs. Space is limited. For registration fee, schedule of events, lodging and transportation information, and more, please visit the International Quinoa Research Symposium website: http://bit.ly/19ib90R.
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