The 3rd International Symposium on Broomcorn Millet (ISBM) organized by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) and Colorado State University (CSU) will be held in Fort Collins, Colorado State, USA in August 8 to 12, 2018. The symposium will also include minor crops similar to proso millet (foxtail millet, pearl millet, finger millet, and tef), which are grown in the USA on very small scale.
The symposium will include academic exchange and products display from the world and other activities among the participants as well. Representatives from broomcorn millet growing countries in Asia, North America, and Europe and other countries are expected to participate symposium. Scientists and entrepreneurs from all over the world will work together to exchange the latest academic and industrial development about broomcorn millet, and discuss the future trends of broomcorn millet development to promote the researches and production of broomcorn millet in the world.
On behalf of the organizing committee, we invite scientists/industry personnel/stakeholders working in broomcorn/proso millet from all over the world to participate in the 3rd International Symposium on Broomcorn Millet (3rd ISBM) and join the International Association on Broomcorn Millet, so that we could work together to enhance the researches, production, and market of broomcorn millet in the world. The symposium will also include presentations on foxtail millet, pearl millet, finger millet, and tef), similar to proso millet and grown in the USA on very small scale. Therefore, the participants will learn about these minor millet-like crops of the USA. The symposium includes a field tour visiting a commercial proso millet production farm in Colorado and the UNL’s dryland research station at Sidney, NE (https://extension.unl.edu/statewide/panhandle/hpal/). Therefore, in addition to indoor presentations, the participants will have opportunity to gain knowledge on proso millet research trials in the university’s field research farm and commercial production on farmer’s field.