Lab members Allison, Sterling Herron, and Chelsea Pretz traveled to The Land Institute in Salina, Kansas this weekend to attend the Prairie Festival. We enjoyed a great Friday night party and terrific talks on Saturday and Sunday. A major highlight was hearing about all of the updates on perennial Sorghum, intermediate wheatgrass, Silphium, and perennial wheat from The Land Institute scientists. Allison gave an update about the global inventory project, a collaboration between the Perennial Agriculture Project of the Land Institute and the Malone Family Land Preservation Foundation, Saint Louis University, and the Missouri Botanical Garden. We are also grateful to David Van Tassel for leading an early morning prairie walk/prairie plant id walk - it was awesome!! Thanks to The Land Institute for a great weekend - and mark your calendar for the next Prairie Festival September 23 - 25, 2016! Botanists please send corrections on taxonomy in photo captions below to Allison - thank you!
Miller Lab members