FIVE POINTS, Calif., May 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- S&W Seed Company (Nasdaq: SANW) today announced its participation in the International Seed Federation 2013 World Seed Congress. The 2013 World Seed Congress, which will be held May 27 – 29, 2013 in Athens, Greece, is one of the preeminent gatherings of the world's leading agricultural seedsmen to exchange information on recent developments in seed trade and plant breeding; identify mutual concerns, enable strategic thinking and discussion on issues, and adopt common positions; meet customers and suppliers to negotiate business contracts.
Mark Grewal, president and chief executive officer of S&W Seed Company, commented, "We have never been more excited to be participating in the World Seed Congress than this year. S&W has transformed over the last year to become one of the largest producers of alfalfa seed in the world. Our breeders have done a tremendous job over the years breeding varieties that meet the needs of customers across the world, and this forum provides us the opportunity to efficiently communicate these benefits with existing and prospective customers. With a jam packed schedule lined up for us, I look forward to a productive event."
For more information on the International Seed Federation, please visit www.worldseed.org.
About S&W Seed Company
Founded in 1980, S&W Seed Company is a global agricultural company, headquartered in the Central Valley of California. The company is the largest producer of non-dormant alfalfa seed varieties in the world, with production operations in the San Joaquin and Imperial Valley's of California, as well as in South Australia. The company has worldwide sales and distribution through both a direct sales force as well as dealer-distributors. The company's proprietary varieties are designed to meet the shifting needs of farmers that require high performance in poor and highly saline soil conditions and have been verified over decades of university-sponsored trials. Additionally, the company is utilizing its research and breeding expertise to develop and produce U.S.-based stevia leaf. Stevia is an all-natural, zero calorie sweetener from the food and beverage industry. For more information, please visit www.swseedco.com.
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