Bond, Missouri ag leader to speak at soybean event

Sen. Kit Bond

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) -- Soybean scientists and industry leaders are gathering Wednesday for a daylong summit at the University of Missouri.

The sixth annual Soybean Biotechnology Symposium will be held in the Christopher S. Bond Life Sciences Center. The building at the Columbia campus is named for Missouri's longtime Republican senator, widely known as Kit Bond.

Bond is scheduled to speak in the morning on the national Plant Genome Project. He'll be followed by Jon Hagler, director of the Missouri Department of Agriculture.

The meeting is hosted by the National Center for Soybean Biotechnology, which is based at the Columbia campus.