Newsletter Issue 39, December 2005

President’s Column

During the IHSG workshop in Winchester in July the presidency was passed from Bill Young to me, which I find both a great honour and a great challenge.

First of all I would like to extend my warmest thoughts to Bill and his wife Carol, and I’m sure, I can do this on behalf of the entire group. We are all aware of Bill’s commitment to the IHSG, and during his presidency important improvements have been made. In 2002 our name changed from International Herbage Seed Production Research Group to International Herbage Seed Group. This was approved during the Perugia-conference –in part due to the efforts of Mario Falcinelli – as well as Bill Young! However, I found it a very useful change as I was never familiar with the abbreviation IHSPRG! In addition our logo was updated and in 2002 the website was opened and the newsletter became online. The website is hosted by Oregon State University and Bill has offered to stay in charge of the website. I think the website holds many opportunities with regards to information and communication.

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