(L to R standing behind podium) Colorado State University (CSU) Dean Agricultural Sciences Dr. Craig Beyrouty, CSU President Dr. Anthony Frank, and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Agriculture Research Service (ARS) Northern Plains Area Director Dr. Larry Chandler listen to Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack speak to staff and media at USDA's ARS National Center for Genetic Resources Preservation (NCGRP) in Ft. Collins, CO on Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013. NCGRP is the largest agricultural gene bank facility in the U.S. The NCGRP staff conducts groundbreaking research to develop more efficient and effective means for preserving plant and animal germplasm, and for better understanding the genetic structure of these invaluable materials. Gene banks around the world have adopted the research findings, preservation techniques, and specialized technology developed by the NCGRP: many international scientists travel to the NCGRP for research and training. USDA photo by Lance Cheung.
April 29, 2014
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