Newsletter Issue 33, June 2001

President’s Column

The presidency of IHSPRG has recently been passed from Mario Falcinelli to me. There is more to be said about that in the minutes reported elsewhere in this newsletter from the IHSPRG meeting held during the XIX International Grassland Congress at San Paulo, Brazil on February 13. I’m not sure this was a fair and democratic process, but please trust me to do the best that I can to continue the strong leadership our organization has benefited from in the past.

My first responsibility in this office will be to acknowledge Professor Falcinelli for the leadership he has given to IHSPRG since June 1997. Clearly, the most significant accomplishment of his reign was the organization of the 4th International Herbage Seed Conference held in Perugia, Italy in May 1999. For this accomplishment, and all the many other unseen details that are required in this office, “Thank you, Mario!”

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