Get Corny with #CUTC16

Chuck Zimmerman

Corn technology might conjure up many different ideas in your mind. Think ethanol, feed for animals, boiled corn for the table and much more. Follow along this week as I attend the Corn Utilization Technology Conference and we’re going to learn about a lot more than that. Session topics at the CUTC will cover wet and drying milling technology, traits/breeding/biotechnology, …

Ag Group, Biotech, Corn, CUTC, NCGA, Technology

CUTC Student Poster Competition Winners

Chuck Zimmerman

During the 2014 Corn Utilization and Technology Conference the winners of the Gary Lamie Graduate Student Poster Competition were announced. The program is sponsored by the Indiana Corn Marketing Council. Pictured are National Corn Growers Association President Martin Barbre (left) and NCGA Research and Development Action Team Chair Tom Mueller (right) with the top three poster winners. I visited with …

Ag Group, Audio, Corn, CUTC, Education, NCGA

Obligatory AgriTalk Photo

Chuck Zimmerman

Why? Why do we do it? I don’t know. But what do you think about the “obligatory AgriTalk photo?” I mean, we show up working out of the media room at events from coast to coast. Then Mike and John show up, set up out in front of everyone, and proceed to talk agri. You could say we’ve helped make …

CUTC, Media

NCGA President Kicks off CUTC

Cindy Zimmerman

The 2014 Corn Utilization and Technology Conference is underway today in Louisville, Kentucky and last night National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) president Martin Barbre welcomed attendees to the semi-annual event that this year focuses on wet and dry milling technologies and new uses. Barbre says the event brings together researchers with the common goal of facilitating the next ground-breaking technologies …

Ag Group, Audio, Corn, CUTC, NCGA, Research

Promoting Kentucky Bourbon

Chuck Zimmerman

If you’re going to have a Corn Utilization Conference why not start with America’s Native Spirit – Bourbon? That’s what got us kicked off for the 2014 CUTC. Our keynote speaker, Kristin Meadors, Director of Government and Regulatory Affairs for the Kentucky Distillers Association, told us all about bourbon and how important it is to the Kentucky economy. She brought …

Ag Group, Audio, Corn, CUTC, NCGA

NCGA CUTC 2014 Preregistration Ends Soon

Jamie Johansen

Pre-registration for the National Corn Growers Association’s Corn Utilization and Technology Conference (CUTC) ends May 25. The event takes place June 2-4 in Louisville, KY. CUTC will feature the cutting-edge technologies and new uses that continually improve and dynamically change the corn industry with a focus on wet and dry milling. “As the conference approaches, it is exciting to see …

Ag Group, Corn, CUTC, NCGA

Harvesting Corn Stover

Chuck Zimmerman

Much of the research that is presented during the Corn Utilization Technology Conference, held recently in Indianapolis, is about new uses for corn. During a session all about new uses at this year’s conference, Steve Peterson, Monsanto, gave a presentation on “Advances in Corn Stover Harvest and Treatment for Animal Feed.” He says Monsanto started a project about five years …

Agribusiness, Audio, Corn, CUTC, Monsanto

Corn Technology Utilization Conference Concludes

Chuck Zimmerman

The 2012 Corn Utilization Technology Conference has come to a close and attendance was officially higher than in 2010. It has been a tremendous showcase of all kinds of research being done to continue to make new products and improve others made out of corn which is “Rooted in Human History (pdf).” To close out the conference and give us …

Ag Group, Audio, Biofuels, Conservation, CUTC, NCGA

2012 Corn Tech Conference Underway

Chuck Zimmerman

The 2012 Corn Utilization Technology Conference is underway, the ribbon has been cut. Cutting the ribbon are (l-r) Garry Niemeyer, President, National Corn Growers Association and Dr. Mike Ladisch, Distinguished Professor of Agricultural and Biological Engineering at Purdue University and our keynote speaker this afternoon. Once again at this every other year conference I’ll be conducting interviews and posting them …

Ag Group, Audio, Corn, CUTC, Technology

Back to the Corn Grind

Chuck Zimmerman

When I hear that it’s time to get “back to the grind,” I think of going back to work. For the corn industry, Back to the Grind is the theme of the 2012 Corn Utilization Technology Conference. With a theme of “Back to the Grind,” CUTC will feature the cutting-edge technologies and new uses that continually improve and dynamically change …

Ag Group, Corn, CUTC, Technology