Karl was invited to be an official blogger at the 2013 Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) International Convention in Chicago, IL. Frank came along for the trip as well, and while Karl was blogging, Frank was meeting people, plants, and having a good time!
Following the Maize Genetic Conference, Karl and Frank went to Washington D.C. to participate in Spring Hill Day, organized by the American Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB). First he met up with Anastasia for dinner at the Founding Farmer's restaurant, and then he spent a whole day meeting with Senators, Representatives, and their staff to talk about the importance of funding basic science research. In times of budget uncertainty, ASBMB felt it was important to have some of the next generation of scientists to tell the US leaders about the importance of their work. And Frank was a hit with them, too!
Karl and Frank went to the 55th International Maize Genetics Conference in St. Charles, IL. (2013) They met lots of scientists, people who care about genetics, and even Karl gave a talk to the whole conference about his research!
Frank N. Foode traveled to the distant province of La Crosse, Wisconsin, to attend his second MOSES Organic Farming Conference. On his trip he met documentary filmmakers, farmers, and organic leaders!