Construction of the Louisiana Sugar Refining (LSR) cane sugar refinery at Gramercy, La
Left: Construction of the Louisiana Sugar Refining (LSR) cane sugar refinery at Gramercy, La., continues to progress. The refinery, which is scheduled for completion by the summer of 2011, is expected to employ
about 150 people. When operational,
it will refine approximately 75% of the raw sugar from cane grown in Louisiana. The new facility will have an annual refining capacity of about one million tons of sugar.
Grant Stevenson of Paul, Idaho
Syngenta recently announced Grant Stevenson of Paul, Idaho, as the first recipient of the Syngenta Sugarbeet Scholarship. Stevenson, a freshman at the College of Southern Idaho studying agri-business, was selected from a pool of applicants to receive the $5,000 award. The scholarship recognizes a student pursuing a career in agriculture who lives in or is attending school in a sugarbeet-growing state. This is the first year of this scholarship, a joint effort between Syngenta’s Hilleshog® Sugarbeet Seed, Syngenta Seedcare™ and Syngenta Crop Protection.
The 35th general meeting of the American Society of Sugar Beet Technologists is scheduled for March 2-5, 2011, at the Hyatt Regency in Albuquerque, N. Mex.
The 49th International Sugarbeet Institute will be on March 16 and 17, 2011, at the Fargodome in Fargo, N.D. This annual event is North America’s largest sugarbeet trade show.
The 2011 Michigan/Ontario Sugarbeet Research Reporting Session is scheduled for January 27 at the Doubletree Hotel/Conference Center in Bay City. This fifth annual reporting session will cover current sugarbeet research being conducted in the Great Lakes region. Registration is required.