Colin Crankshaw Wins CUTC iPad

Chuck Zimmerman

Amid all the research and new uses information being presented at the Corn Utilization and Technology Conference a very important announcement was made. Colin Crankshaw, GEA Barr-Rosin, was the winner of the iPad drawing. As I understand it he was also the first person to register for CUTC. This drawing was for “early registrants” and I don’t think you can …

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CUTC Encouraging New Uses For Corn

Chuck Zimmerman

It looks like we have nearly 300 people attending the 2010 Corn Utilization and Technology Conference. I sat down with NCGA President and South Dakota corn farmer, Darrin Ihnen, this morning and we talked about the need for this kind of conference. Darrin says CUTC brings out ideas that are still in the development stage while helping the industry come …

Ag Group, Audio, Corn, CUTC, NCGA

Ag Research Key To New Green Revolution

Chuck Zimmerman

I previewed the keynote address to open the Corn Utilization and Technology Conference earlier today. Now here’s the full comments from Dr. Gale Buchanan, former USDA Chief Scientist and Under Secretary for Research, Education and Economics. Dr. Buchanan was introduced by NCGA President, Darrin Ihnen, and I’m also posting his welcome message. During the next couple days I’ll be doing …

Ag Group, Audio, Corn, CUTC, Research

The CUTC Keynote Will Focus On Ag Productivity

Chuck Zimmerman

This is the welcoming committee here at the Corn Utilization and Technology Conference. Actually, our keynote speaker at this afternoon’s opening general session, Gale Buchanan, former USDA Chief Scientist and Under Secretary for Research, Education and Economics, just happened to be registering at the same time I was. Gale is always happy to help anyone so I got a pre-CUTC …

Audio, Corn, CUTC

Corn Utilization Information

Cindy Zimmerman

The National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) just came up with another reason to attend the 2010 Corn Utilization and Technology Conference (CUTC) in Atlanta next month. Former USDA undersecretary and “Next Green Revolution” expert, Dr. Gale Buchanan, who is also dean and director emeritus of the University of Georgia’s College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, will give the keynote address …

Audio, Corn, CUTC, NCGA

A Missouri Corn Growers Roundtable at CUTC

Chuck Zimmerman

Some of the people attending the CUTC are (l-r) Gary Wheeler and Gary Clark, both with Missouri Corn Growers and Jamey Cline, BBI International. They’re all Missouri boys. In fact, MO Corn Growers is one of the sponsors here at the conference. I got them all to talk with me a little about the event with their impressions and observations. …

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NCGA Leadership Talks About CUTC

Chuck Zimmerman

I wanted to interview Rick Tolman (l), CEO of the NCGA and Richard Glass (r), VP of Research and Business Development for NCGA together but it didn’t happen that way but we still have a Rick and Rick post anyway. In the picture they’re enjoying one of the presentations taking place at the CUTC. When I spoke to Rick Tolman …

Ag Group, Audio, Corn, CUTC, NCGA

Businessman Perspective on CUTC

Chuck Zimmerman

Some of you may be old enough to remember hearing Sano Shimoda, President, BioScience Securities, (standing in center of picture) speak to a NAMA Issues Forum in Washington, DC a number of years ago. I’d link you to it but we didn’t have websites to post on back then. I remember him talking about the exciting future of biotechnology and …

Audio, Corn, CUTC

AgriTalk Again

Chuck Zimmerman

I really hate to do this to you but here’s AgriTalk again. I know, they need their own category, blog, etc. Mike, Mike and John were live from the CUTC today and I’ll see them again this weekend in Nashville for the New Holland/Michael Peterson Celebrity Tractor Race. I’ve got some more items to post but this has been a …

Corn, CUTC, Media

Corntini

Chuck Zimmerman

I don’t know if this is actually called a Corntini but it’s a martini with corn in it. All I know is that you “drink the best and burn the rest.” Someone’s going to have to help me out with the ingredients because the server I spoke with didn’t know. These were being served at the opening reception to the …

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