NAT Attends 71st Annual Oregon Seed Growers’ Convention

09/12/2011 at 1:54 pm Leave a comment

Naturally Advanced Technologies headed to Salem, Oregon this Monday and Tuesday to attend the 71st Annual Oregon Seed Growers’ Convention.  NAT CEO Ken Barker was one of the guest speakers on Monday, where he introduced CRAiLAR and its promising technology, focusing on the company’s impressive list of partnering companies like Hanes, Georgia-Pacific, Levi’s, and Target.   By Tuesday morning, a steady flow of growers intently listened as Jay Nalbach, CMO and Ryan Leverenz, Head of Global PR, fielded questions and introduced the CRAiLAR process.

As demand grows from partner companies, supply remains a high priority for NAT.  The Willamette Valley’s history of flax farming, which was a critical industry in the area during the 1930’s to 1950’s, makes it a prime candidate region.  NAT will continue to engage growers in the area and work to diligently answer both agronomic and economic questions with a goal to plant significant acreage in the area by Q2 2012.  The company is planning its next grower information event for January, where it will provide a thorough Q&A for interested growers.  More than 50 farms have expressed interest since the company made its first foray into the region in late-September.

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