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2020 Montana & Wyoming Malt Barley & Sugar Beet Symposium Canceled In Lieu Of Webinars


October 28, 2020 | View PDF

Bozeman — The 2020 Montana and Wyoming Malt Barley and sugar beet Symposium has been canceled due to COVID concerns. In its place, educational webinars will be offered at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 13, and Thursday, Jan. 14.

The webinars are hosted by the Mountain States Crop Education Association, or MSCEA, which comprises agriculture industry representatives as well as Montana State University Extension faculty members.

The webinar presentations on Jan. 13 will focus on malt barley topics. Howard Neibling, University of Idaho Extension water management engineer, will discuss irrigation management, and Lester Jones, National Beer Wholesalers Association chief economist, will provide an industry update.

Webinar presentations on Jan. 14 will be related to sugar beets. Rebecca Larson, Western Sugar Cooperative chief scientist and vice president of governmental affairs, will highlight Western Sugar’s sustainability program, and Scott Herndon, vice president and general counsel for the American Sugarbeet Growers Association, will give a sugar beet industry update.

Webinars can be accessed via the MSCEA website at 

Dates for the next in-person sugar beet and Malt Barley Symposium have been set for Jan. 12-13, 2022. The 2022 event will be held at the Billings Hotel and Convention Center.

For more information, contact Callie Cooley, MSU Extension agent in Yellowstone County, at 406-256-2828 or [email protected]


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