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Chromatin's Director of Field Operations, Larry McDowell, becomes President of Texas Seed Trade Association

Feb 4th, 2013

Chromatin is pleased to announce that Larry McDowell, Director of Field Operations, is now President of the Texas Seed Trade Association, an organization that has represented seed producers since 1933.  As President, McDowell will guide the Texas Seed Trade Association in meeting the needs of its over 100 member companies that produce seed or are engaged in support industries allied to the seed trade.

 At Chromatin, McDowell oversees production of the company’s hybrid sorghum seed.  He brings extensive experience in sorghum operations, research and development, and management to the Chromatin team. Previously, McDowell has held various roles overseeing the production of sorghum, cotton, corn, and sunflower throughout the United States and international markets and is the owner and operator of Rio Blanco Farms and Wake Land and Cattle in Crosbyton, Texas.


Chromatin, Inc. is focused on developing sorghum, both for traditional agriculture and for applications in renewable energy. Chromatin provides high quality sorghum seeds to growers and producers who are attracted to the crop's rapid maturation, tolerance to heat, cold and drought, and high yields. Chromatin has optimized its product portfolio to create sorghum feedstocks that serve as ideal renewable resources for emerging bio-based industries such as liquid transportation fuels, chemicals, materials, and biopower. Today, Chromatin's products are sold in the US and in more than 20 countries, and its sorghum seeds are planted on over four million acres worldwide. For additional information, visit