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Stevia and Turmeric Workshop Set for "The Farm"

January 26, 2023

Open to Public

Sometimes, you have to take the bitter with the sweet.  Alabama A&M University crop scientists hope to give you a dose of both Saturday, January 28, at an all-day Stevia and Turmeric Field Day and Workshop.

The 9 a.m. workshop is preceded by registration (8:15 a.m.) on A&M’s thousand-acre Winfred Thomas Agricultural Research Station in Hazel Green, Ala.

The program will open with remarks from Dr. Denis Ebodaghe, national program leader, USDA’s NIFA-AFRI; Dr. Crystal Kyle, biological science specialist, NIFA-AFR; and University officials and faculty.  The morning session will focus on stevia and its production in Georgia and Alabama.

The second session on turmeric will include a pre-lunch tour to research plots and harvesting demonstrations, along with focus on research, marketing and production.

For additional information, contact Dr. Rao Mentreddy at (256) 372-4250 or e-mail