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Biotech & Barley Webinar

June 15, 2022 @ 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM


Advancements in a wide range of biotechnologies are having a significant impact on the way improvements are being made to crops; whether to increase yields or to make them more resilient to stressors, barley is no different. Given the shifting landscape of the biotechnology industry, the American Malting Barley Association (AMBA) is hosting a webinar to develop a shared understanding of what technologies exist, how they are being applied, and the implications for their use. Registration is now open for this live webinar to be held on June 15th at noon CT.

Dr. Jason Walling, a research geneticist at the USDA-ARS Cereal Crops Research Unit and director of the Barley Malt Quality Lab, will provide an overview of the history of plant breeding through today, including the latest advancements in gene editing. This will establish a shared lexicon of terms and approaches. He will illustrate how these technologies are being applied by showcasing some case studies on barley and other cereal crops. Dr. Fan-Li Chou, vice president for scientific affairs and policy at the American Seed Trade Association, will dive a bit deeper and share what regulatory frameworks overlay these technologies, and will specifically walk through the regulations that impact the shared case studies. Domestic and international implications will be explored that lean on the markets most relevant to the barley industry. The webinar will conclude with a live Q&A session with our presenters.

Click HERE for registration, which is limited to the first 100 attendees. A recording of the webinar will be made available a week after the event. If you are unable to attend the live session but are interested in being notified when the recording is available, skip registration and send an email to Ashley ([email protected]) directly to get added to the mailing list.


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