The National Corn Growers Association announced on Tuesday that the 2012 Corn Utilization and Technology Conference will be held June 4-6 in Indianapolis. With a theme of “Back to the Grind,” the biennial conference will feature the cutting-edge technologies and new uses that continually improve and dynamically change the corn industry.
The 2012 Corn Utilization and Technology Conference will debut a third tier of presentation options offering participants the opportunity to hear the latest on mycotoxin research. The Aflatoxin Mitigation Center of Excellence continues to emphasis the importance of developing methods to mitigate and control mycotoxin development in all phases of production and processing.
“Mycotoxins present a major obstacle for growers in many areas,” said NCGA Mycotoxin Task Force Chair Don Glenn. “We hope that by offering this opportunity we will foster an exchange of information that ultimately produces innovative ways to mitigate this threat in a more expedient manner.”
The conference will also feature sessions on wet and dry milling processes, biocatalysts, gene transformation technology, health and nutrition, unique specialty corns, new products and revenue streams and many other current topics.
“We are proud of CUTC’s position as the premier corn technology conference in the United States and of the many learning opportunities that we will offer,” said NCGA Research and Business Development Action Team Chair Larry Hasheider. “But the conference offers much more including incredibly important networking opportunities. By exchanging ideas with people who have common interests, we create the hybrid of new technology and new ideas.”
The conference has been increasingly recognized as an important industry networking event. Attendees will have the chance to meet with hundreds of valuable business contacts, identify potential new customers, and learn how new technologies will enhance the value of corn. Exhibits at CUTC will demonstrate cutting-edge technology advancements and new equipment. CUTC poster presentations will once again provide an ideal forum to showcase the latest research and provide students with a challenging poster competition.
CUTC will be held at the Westin Indianapolis Hotel in downtown Indianapolis. Visit www.corntechconf.org for updates as additional information becomes available.