With a theme of “Corn: New Horizons,” the 2008 Corn Utilization and Technology Conference will emphasize the importance of identifying the next generation of technologies to sustain corn as a feedstock in the future. Presented by the National Corn Growers Association, CUTC has been expanded to include new topics to provide value to many audiences, such as ethanol and livestock producers. The event will be held in Kansas City, Mo., June 2-4. Registration is open.  

“Now, more than ever, it’s extremely important to see new technologies in the pipeline,” says Fred Yoder, CUTC session chairman. “We anticipate record attendance and are thrilled to be offering an expanded portfolio of technology. Attendees will be impressed by all of the possibilities that are on the horizon.”

Presented every two years, the conference has been increasingly recognized as a networking and learning event. Attendees will have the chance to meet with hundreds of business contacts, identify potential new customers and learn how new technologies will enhance corn's value.  CUTC also will showcase exhibitors presenting new technologies and equipment, as well as a poster session.     
The CUTC poster session will provide researchers a chance to interact with peers and display research to a broad range of the corn industry. Technical posters will be judged throughout the conference by committee members from various corn-processing industries, academic institutions and government scientists. NCGA will present the CUTC Outstanding Poster Award to support and encourage new researchers. First, second and third place winners will be announced at the conference's conclusion. Technical posters will be accepted through March 31.

“The poster session provides a unique opportunity to interact with colleagues in a fun, social setting and to see the latest technology being developed for the corn industry,” says Nathan Danielson, CUTC poster session chairman.

CUTC will be held at the Kansas City Marriott Downtown in Kansas City, Mo. Visit www.corntechconf.org for more information and to register online.   

Source: National Corn Growers Association