International Millets Conference 2023

Growers tour millet field
August 1 - 3, 2023
Gering Civic Center, 1050 M St., Gering, Nebraska, USA

International Millets Conference, 2023

Theme: “Promoting Millets through Interdisciplinary Research:

New Varieties and New Markets for a better Tomorrow!”

Dates: Tuesday, Aug. 1, – Thursday, Aug. 3

Gering Civic Center, Gering, Nebraska, USA

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Conference URL:

Conference Flyer

Registration and Hotel Reservation: 

Hampton Inn - 301 US-26, Scottsbluff, Nebraska, USA - (308) 635-5200 
Must Call to get Block rate 
Block Name: National Millet Conference
Block Ends July 7th

Total Cost with taxes : $113.69

Monument Inn and Suites - 1130 M St, Gering, Nebraska, USA-(308) 436-1950 
Must Call to get Block Rate
Block Name: University of Nebraska Millet Conference 
Block Ends July 7th

Total Cost including taxes : $138.64

Denver Airport - Gering/Scottsbluff

Use this Shuttle service for arrival and departure between Denver, Colorado, USA and Scottsbluff

 Conference details (Abstract, poster, and local travel and attractions): Coming Soon

Local tourism


Keynote Speaker(s): (Tentative)

Representative from Nebraska Department of Agriculture
Representative from Colorado Department of Agriculture
Chris Stum, President, High Plains Millet Association
Representatives of the US Millets Industries
Leon and Cheryl Kriesel, CEO & owner, Kriesel Certified Seed Inc., Gurley, Nebraska
International Panel of Speakers from India, Italy, and Switzerland

Topics addressed by national and international scientists and millet industry representatives:

Learn from others. Millets’ production in the US and around the world. Rendezvous for millets buyers (food and feedstuff) and sellers. Presentations by US High Plains producers, country representatives, millets breeders and cropping systems agronomists, millets industry partners, grain handlers and processors, millets products (food, feed, and beverages) developers, millets existing and new markets.

Who should attend?

Producers - Crop consultants - International and domestic millet buyers and sellers - Millet grain handlers and processors - Food companies of specialized grains - Ag. Extension personnel - Scientists, researchers, and students working on millet agronomy, breeding and genetics, quality, and new product development


Delegates (Tentative)

Asia:  China, India, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Malaysia, Thailand, and Hong Kong

Europe:  Germany, Switzerland, Italy, France, and Slovenia

North America: Canada, and USA

AGENDA SUMMARY (Details coming soon)

Schedule (tentative) summary of the International Millets Conference 2023. Daily details are being worked out. 


Conference Presentations: Tuesday, Aug. 1 through Thursday, Aug. 3

Questions: contact Dr. Dipak Santra (+1-308-765-2324; 

View photos of this year's International Millet Conference in Gering, Sidney, and Gurley here