Corn is King at this Conference

Corn Utilization and Technology Conference expands subject matter to explore the larger world of this key crop.

Published on: May 7, 2010

What's next for corn? That's the question the Corn Utilization and Technology Conference will work to answer in early June in Atlanta. The event will delve into details about what's next in corn's commercial pipeline.

The event, staged by the National Corn Growers Association June 7-9, is expanding to include new topics including:
* Life-cycle analysis
* Land-use issues
* Aquifers, water quality and usage
* Greenhouse gas emissions

The program will also feature expert speakers in wet and dry milling processes, biocatalysts, gene transformation technology, health and nutrition, unique specialty corns, new products and revenue streams.

Larry Hashieder, NCGA research and business development action team chairman, notes that this year's extended agenda "reflects the versatility, value and impact corn offers our economy." He adds that there seems to be "no end in sight" for corn's potential as a renewable resource for food, feed, fuel and manufacturing challenges.

Presented every two years, the conference has been increasingly recognized as a leading corn industry networking and initiative exchange meeting. Want to learn more? Visit corntechconf.org