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K-State Today

August 11, 2011



Agronomy interim department head participates in regional agriculture exchange program

By Steve Watson

Bill Schapaugh, right, agronomy interim department head and soybean breeder, discusses soybean production with Prakash Artelli, USDA scientist specializing in resistance to soybean cyst nematode. Photo courtesy of American Soybean Association.

Bill Schapaugh, interim department head of agronomy and soybean breeder, recently spent four days in Tennessee from July 20-23 learning about agriculture in that state as part of the annual Regional Exchange and Awareness Program. This program is sponsored by the American Soybean Association, the United Soybean Board, Bayer CropScience and Novus International. The tour was hosted by the Tennessee Soybean Association.

Schapaugh, along with 11 producers from Northern and Midwestern states, participated in this program that helps build a better understanding of the differences and similarities facing soybean growers across the country. Farmer-leaders from Tennessee and Arkansas joined the group at various stops during the tour to share knowledge and experiences.

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