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66th flax institute set for March 31, April 1

The 66th Flax Institute will take place on March 31 and April 1 at the Holiday Inn in Fargo. The aim of the Flax Institute is to bring together national and international researchers with an interest in flax to share and learn about flax research...

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The 66th Flax Institute will take place on March 31 and April 1 at the Holiday Inn in Fargo.

The aim of the Flax Institute is to bring together national and international researchers with an interest in flax to share and learn about flax research, says Hans Kandel, North Dakota State University Extension agronomist and president of the Flax Institute. NDSU has led the organization of the biennial Flax Institute.

More than 20 presentations will be given by researchers from Canada, China, Mongolia, Minnesota and North Dakota. Posters, exhibits and dinner will provide added learning and networking opportunities.

The topics covered during the event include breeding flax, agricultural production, use of flax in food products, using flax for industrial purposes and human health effects of consuming flax.

A panel will discuss the new uses of flax in food products, marketing opportunities and use of flax for other commercial purposes. Those interested in scientific presentations and new developments in flax production and industry are encouraged to attend the institute's meeting.

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Kandel invites participants to share information informally about their interest in flax during the dinner on Thursday evening.

Checking in for the event will start at 7:30 a.m. on March 31, with the program starting at 8:15 a.m. On April 1, the program will run from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

A registration fee of $125 for the event will cover breaks, lunch, dinner and scientific proceedings.

Register online at here or contact Lisa in the NDSU Plant Sciences Department at 701-231-7122. Preregistration for the event is requested to accommodate for seating and refreshments.

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