January 28, 2023, 08:15 AM - 05:00 PM
Winfred Thomas Agricultural Research Station

Stevia & Turmeric Field Day & Workshop

You are invited to come and learn about current research and the economic potential of producing stevia and turmeric crops during the Stevia & Turmeric Field Day & Workshop. The event will be held on Saturday, January 28 from 8:15 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Alabama A&M University’s Winfred Thomas Agricultural Research Station, 272 Walker Lane, Hazel Green, Alabama.

Participants will hear some dynamic speakers, tour turmeric research plots, and view a demonstration of turmeric harvesting. It's also a great opportunity to network with leading researchers and actual stevia and turmeric producers.


  • Bipul Biswas, Assistant Professor of Graduate Biotechnology, Specialty Plants Biotechnology Research, Fort Valley State University
  • Chhandak Basu, Associate Professor of Biology, California State University
  • Ramu Govindsamy, Professor & Department Chair of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics, Rutgers University
  • Ly Nguyen, Instructional Assistant Professor, Texas A&M University
  • Lam Duong, United States Citrus LLC
  • Greg Lolley, Owner, Mayim Farm
  • Ed Taylor, Co-Founder, The American Turmeric Company
  • Amanda Verkest, Administrative & Operations Assistant, Rising Fawn Garden
  • Beth Grilley, Gardens Manager, Rising Fawn Garden
  • Rao Mentreddy, Professor Crop Science & Agronomy, Alabama A&M University
  • Trang Pham, Research Assistant, Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences, Alabama A&M University

 Contact Mentreddy at (256) 457-8552 or email if you have any questions.



Contact Information

Rao Mentreddy
Phone: 2564578552

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