HudsonAlpha, University of Georgia & Bayer Hosting CROPS Conference This Week

More than 160 researchers and students visiting Huntsville for the four-day genomics event

Huntsville, June 4, 2024—Hundreds of scientists, agricultural researchers, professionals and students will visit the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology this week for the 5th CROPS Conference. The Institute is partnering with the University of Georgia’s College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences and Bayer for the four-day event. 

The conference, held at the Jackson Center on the HudsonAlpha campus,  includes talks from experts who will address the intersection of emerging genomic technologies and their application to crop improvement. It will also focus on methods to improve plant sustainability in current and future agriculture. 

Agriculture is one of the largest industries in Alabama, with more than 40,000 farms across the state. The National Agricultural Statistics Services estimates the economic impact of agriculture across the state to be about $5.5 billion.

NOTE: The event is registration only, but is available for media coverage. Please reach out to the contact below for more information regarding media access. For more information about CROPS, its speakers, abstracts and poster submissions, visit https://www.hudsonalpha,org/crops/

About HudsonAlpha

HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology is a nonprofit organization dedicated to innovating the field of genomic technology and science within health, agriculture, education, and commercialization. Founded in 2008 in Huntsville, the institute strives to spark scientific discoveries that impact human health and wellbeing while bringing genomic medicine into clinical care. HudsonAlpha fosters life sciences entrepreneurship and encourages the creation of a genomics-literate society. The campus includes nearly 50 biotech companies and consists of 152 acres nestled within Cummings Research Park, the second-largest research park in the nation. To learn more about HudsonAlpha, visit

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