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

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

CUTC Website Updated

Chuck Zimmerman

If you’re interested in the latest in corn technology then check out the updated Corn Utilization and Technology Conference website. The National Corn Growers Association says their is now more information on the poster session, session topics and many other areas of interest. With a theme of “Back to the Grind,” CUTC will feature the cutting-edge technologies and new uses …

Ag Group, Corn, CUTC

American Agriculture’s Strategic National Asset

Chuck Zimmerman

The Corn Utilization and Technology Conference concluded today with a final general session on water usage. Opening the session was Rick Tolman, CEO, National Corn Growers Association. I met with Rick before heading back to the agriblogging highway and we talked about his message of agvocating. That of course is advocating for agriculture. Rick says we have such a great …

Ag Group, Audio, Corn, CUTC, NCGA, Social Networking

China Perspective On CUTC

Chuck Zimmerman

The Corn Utilization and Technology Conference has international participants. We have quite a few from China. I had an opportunity to speak with Li Bin, CEO, Xin Jiang Tianda Biotechnology Co., Ltd., pictured here with Linyi Li, Novozymes China, my interpreter. Thank you Linyi! I asked him what stimulated his interest in participating. He says that corn utilization in China …

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