29th International Sweetener Symposium Set for Aug. 3-8
The 29th International Sweetener Symposium, hosted by the American Sugar Alliance (ASA), is scheduled for August 3-8 at the Coeur d’Alene Golf & Spa Resort in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho.
Traditionally, about 400 people attend the International Sweetener Symposium to hear about timely issues of significance affecting the sweetener industry, and to interact with industry colleagues.
“Attendance at this year’s symposium is a must for all industry stakeholders, given the critical state of play of sugar policy with the pending renewal of the farm bill,” according to ASA. “Will we have a completed farm bill by August, or will it still be a work-in-progress?”
Other 2012 symposium program topics will include U.S. and world market supply-demand outlooks, and the effect of multilateral, regional and bilateral trade agreements on world sugar policies and U.S. commodity programs.
The acclaimed Coeur d’Alene Resort is located in scenic northern Idaho, about 30 miles east of Spokane, Wash., and 100 miles south of the Canadian border. The world-class resort is perched on the shores of spectacular Lake Coeur d’Alene, flanked by the foothills of the Bitterroot Mountains.
For more details on the 2012 International Sweetener Symposium, visit ASA’s website: www.sugaralliance.org.
Sugarbeet Scholarship Program Again Sponsored by Syngenta
Continuing its investment in the future of agriculture, Syngenta is accepting applications for the Syngenta Sugarbeet Scholarship program through June 15, 2012.
“The Sugarbeet Scholarship is one of many ways Syngenta demonstrates its commitment to and passion for sugarbeet growers and the sugarbeet industry,” explains Tyler Ring, Syngenta’s crop portfolio head for sugarbeets. “Through investments in research and development and partnerships with leaders throughout the sugarbeet industry, Syngenta consistently demonstrates an investment that directly impacts the industry, its leaders and now its future leaders.”
The four $1,500 scholarship awards are available to students who meet these requirements: 1) Current high school senior interested in agriculture or college freshman, sophomore or junior intending to major in an agriculture-related field, as of fall of 2012;
2) involvement in 4-H, FFA and/or the sugarbeet industry; and 3) reside or attend school in one of the following regions: Region 1 — Idaho/Washington/ Oregon; Region 2 — North Dakota/ Minnesota; Region 3 — Wyoming/Colorado/Nebraska/Montana; Region 4: Michigan.
Applicants will need to complete the application form at: www.SyngentaSugarbeetScholarship.com. They will be asked to describe their involvement in 4-H, FFA and/or the sugarbeet industry, and submit an essay in 700 words or less that answers the following question: The sugarbeet industry has a rich history and has made significant advancements through the years. What do you think has had the biggest impact on production or the industry in general, and why? Also, what would you do to improve sugarbeet production, or the industry, for the future?
Applications must be submitted by June 15, 2012. Syngenta will be addressing questions on Facebook and Twitter. Applications can be submitted online or sent to: Emily Reynolds, Gibbs & Soell, 125 S. Wacker Drive, Ste. 2600, Chicago, IL 60606; phone (312) 648-6700; fax (312) 422-0660; email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Scholarship winners will be announced in August. Previous sugarbeet scholarship winners are not eligible for future scholarship awards. For additional information and instructions to apply online, visit www.SyngentaSugarbeetScholarship.com.
New U.S. Sugar Industry Directory Now Available
The newest biennial U.S. Sugar Industry Directory is now available. The 148-page 2011/12 edition is the most comprehensive “who’s who” for the nation’s sugar industry, encompassing production, processing, marketing and research entities. It also include basic information and factory listings for the Canadian and Mexican sugar sectors.
Along with sections on sugarbeet factories, sugarcane mills and cane sugar refineries, the U.S. Sugar Industry Directory carries listings of sweetener organizations, university and USDA beet and cane researchers, as well as sugar-related federal agencies. Industry production and use statistics are included, as is a map showing the location of U.S. sugarbeet and sugarcane growing areas. Another section lists hundreds of companies providing products and services to the U.S. sugar industry.
The 2011/12 U.S. Sugar Industry Directory is available for $49.50 per copy (postage and handling included). Foreign orders should add $10.00 for airmail postage. Volume discounts also are available.
To order, or for more details, contact Lilleboe Communications Ltd., P.O. Box 2684, Fargo, ND 58108; phone (701) 238-2393; email: email@example.com