ASSBT VIRTUAL Meeting – March 1st – 4th, 2021

2021 General Meeting

41st Biennial Meeting – March 1 - March 4, 2021

Please mark your calendars: 

41st Biennial Meeting

Virtual Meeting –  March 1 – March 4, 2021

UPCOMING EVENTS

Partnership and Innovation: The Key to Success

Abbreviated Schedule*
  • Monday March 1
    • 8:30 am
      -
      11:30 am

      USDA/ARS / Industry meeting

    • 1:30 pm
      -
      3:30 pm

      BSDF BOD Meeting

  • Tuesday March 2
    • 8:00 am
      -
      8:30 am

      General Session

    • 8:30 am
      -
      11:30 am

      Sections A, B, & C

  • Wednesday March 3
    • 8:00 am
      -
      8:10 am

      Announcements

    • 8:10 am
      -
      9:10 am

      Joint Forums – Live with Q&A

    • 9:30 am
      -
      11:10 am

      Sections A, B, & C

  • Thursday March 4
    • 8:00 am
      -
      8:10 am

      Announcements

    • 4:25 pm
      -
      7:25 pm

      Sections A, B, & C

*Central Standard Time
*Section A – Agriculture – General
*Section B – Biotech – Physiology, Genetics and Plant Pests
*Section C – Processing / Factory Operations
View Past Meeting Events

2017 Biennial Meeting (Past)

Monday, February 27 Class
08:00 - 12:00 USDA / ARS / Industry Meeting Regency F
09:00 - 18:00 Registration
13:00 - 15:00 BSDF Board Meeting Crepe Myrtle
13:00 - 17:00 Crop Germplasm Committee Regency F
15:00 - 16:00 Program Committee Crepe Myrtle
18:00 - 20:00 Presidents Reception Studio 220
Tuesday, February 28 Class
08:00 - 17:00 Registration Meeting Planner Office
09:00 - 12:00 General Session Regency Ballroom
13:15 - 17:00 Section A Regency BDavid Tarkalson
13:15 - 18:00 Section B Regency CMike Metzger
13:15 - 18:00 Section C Regency FJorge DeVarona
Wednesday, March 1 Class
08:00 - 12:00 Section A Regency BTom Peters
08:00 - 12:00 Section B Regency CLee Panella
08:00 - 12:00 Section C Regency CCraig Giles
13:15 - 15:00 Section A Regency BMohamed Kahn
13:15 - 14:55 Section B Regency COliver Neher
13:15 - 15:00 Section C Regency FJeff Carlson
13:15 - 17:00 Section C Regency DJeff Carlson
15:00 - 17:00 Posters Redbud RoomMitch McGrath
Thursday, March 2 Class
08:00 - 12:00 Section A Regency BJim Stewart
08:00 - 12:00 Section B Regency CPeter Regiting
08:00 - 12:00 Section C Regency DMike Benedict
13:15 - 18:00 Free Afternoon
18:00 - 19:00 Reception Pre-Function Area
19:00 - 20:00 Banquet and Awards Program Regency Ballroom
Friday, March 3 Class
08:00 - 12:00 Board Meeting Mandalay Room

Thank you to the following companies for their sponsorship:

Syngenta Seeds, Inc. – Dessert Table at President’s Reception

SESVanderHave – Refreshment Breaks

Betaseed, Inc. – Wine at the Awards Banquet

MCAG – Wednesday Evening Reception

Monsanto – Two Drinks for President’s Reception

Program Committee

The ASSBT Board of Directors met in March 2020 to begin planning this meeting.  Final arrangements are being made for an interesting General Session. An excellent Program Committee has been appointed, who have developed a strong program with attention to current topics of importance to our industry.  The Committee consists of:

General Program Chairperson: Mike Metzger – Minn-Dak Farmers’ Cooperative  Email: [email protected]

General Program Co-Chairperson: Jay Anderson– Lantic, Inc  Email: [email protected]

Agronomy Program Chairperson: Mark Bloomquist  Email: [email protected]

Genetics and Plant Pests Program Chairperson: Ashok Chanda – University fo Minnesota  Email: [email protected]

Operations Program Chairperson: Ryan Wall – Crystal Sugar Company  Email: [email protected]

Poster Program Chairperson: Oliver Neher – Amalgamated Sugar Company Email: [email protected]

American Society of Beet Sugar Technologists

The objectives of the American Society of Sugar Beet Technologist (ASSBT) are to foster all phases of sugarbeet and beet sugar research, to promote the dissemination of resultant scientific knowledge, to strive to maintain high standards of ethics, and to cooperate with other organizations having objectives beneficial to the beet sugar industry.

Office Location

800 Grant Street, #300
Denver, CO 80203
(303) 832-4460

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