Organizers/Committees

Core Planning Committee: Daniel H. Putnam (UC Davis), Ron Cornish (Corteva); Jane Townsend (CAFA); Charlie Brummer (UC Davis), Deborah Samac (USDA-ARS, St. Paul, MN); Beth Nelson, Director, National Alfalfa & Forage Alliance (NAFA), St. Paul, MN; Yingjung Zhang (Chinese Grassland Society); Lu Xinshi (China Alfalfa Industry Association); Eric Guillemot (CID, EU); Daniel Basigalup (INTA, Argentina); Christian Huyghe (INRA, France); Nan Liu (CAU, Beijing).

Organizational Operations (registrations, logistics etc.): 

  • Beth Nelson, Director, National Alfalfa & Forage Alliance (NAFA), St. Paul, MN
  • Nicole Helms, Director, California Alfalfa & Forage Association (CAFA). Sacramento, CA

Scientific Program Committee:  Individual sessions will be planned by smaller sub-committees for each subject, made up of academic and business representatives from many US and international locations.  Representatives from all other alfalfa-producing countries will be invited to participate in program planning, including USA, Argentina, France, Spain, Italy, Mexico, Canada, Australia, China, SE Asia, Africa, Middle East and Eastern Europe.