HudsonAlpha, University of Georgia To Host CROPS Conference Next Week

200 researchers are expected to come to the Rocket City for the four day event

HUNTSVILLE – Hundreds of scientists and agricultural researchers from across the country will converge on Huntsville this month for CROPS 2022, a multi-day conference hosted by the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology and the University of Georgia’s College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.

The four-day, in-person conference will include talks from experts looking to address the intersection of newly emerging genomic technologies and their application to crop improvement. One key focus of the event is to improve plant sustainability of current and future agriculture to reduce the impact of agriculture on climate change. 

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

WHO: Renowned researchers, scientists and experts

WHAT: CROPS Conference 2022

WHERE: The Jackson Center at HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology: 6001 Moquin Dr NW, Huntsville

WHEN: June 13 – 16, 2022

Media availability: June 13: 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.; June 14: 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.

WHY: To learn about the intersection of emerging genomic technologies and their application to crop improvement.


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

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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