Lapaseotes New Chairman of Western Sugar Cooperative
Nick Lapaseotes was elected chairman of the Western Sugar Cooperative Board of Directors in January. The Bridgeport, Neb., grower succeeded Kevin Hall, also of Bridgeport, who had served in that capacity since 2003. Ric Rodriguez of Powell, Wyo., remains as WSC’s vice chairman.
Mich. Bean & Beet Symposium Set for Feb. 19 in Saginaw
The 2013 edition of the Michigan Beet & Beet Symposium & Trade Show takes center stage on Tuesday, February 19, at the Horizons Conference Center in Saginaw.
28th International Sweetener Symposium Is July 29-Aug. 3
The 28th International Sweetener Symposium, hosted by the American Sugar Alliance, has been scheduled for July 29 to August 3, 2011, at the Stowe Mountain Lodge in Stowe, Vt. Event information is on ASA’s website — www.sugaralliance.org.
Traditionally, about 400 people attend the symposium to hear about timely, significant issues affecting the sweetener industry and to interact with industry colleagues. This year’s event will include a look ahead to the next farm bill, as well as discussion of the U.S. and world market supply-demand outlook and the effects of multinational, regional and bilateral trade agreements on world sugar policies and U.S. commodity programs.
Stowe is in north central Vermont, about 45 minutes from Burlington.
Downard Joins Betaseed Station at Kimberly, Idaho
Betaseed, Inc., has named Robert Downard as research agronomist and assistant station manager for the company’s Western Sugarbeet Research Center in Kimberly, Idaho. Downard is responsible for supervising all activities associated with seed production, including steckling production. In addition he will assist with management of the Kimberly station.