Name Description Speakers Time
Wednesday, May 29, 2024
Opening Reception & Dinner

All are invited to attend our annual cocktail reception and dinner, taking place at the Four Points by Sheraton, Peoria. Registration required.

5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Thursday, May 30, 2024
Check-in and Continental Breakfast at NCAUR

Please note, our events occurring on May 30th will all take place at USDA National Center for Agricultural Utilization research (NCAUR). Event check-in begins at 7:30 AM with sessions continuing after lunch until concluded at 3:00 PM. 

7:30 AM - 8:00 AM

Topics and Speakers will include:

Corn Milling 101
Keith Smith, Cargill

Corn-Based Snack Food Trends
Christine Cochran, SNAC International

Food Aid Policy and Procurement
Jane DeMarchi, NAMA

Arepa Processing and Products
Representative, Buhler

What the Latest Dietary Guidelines Could Mean for Corn Millers
Paula LaBine, ADM

Why Fortication is Important Around the GIobe
Representative, Rotary International

Innovations in Mycotoxin Testing - Technology Transfer from the USDA
Dr. Chris Maragos, NCAUR

8:00 AM - 11:40 AM
Lunch and Poster Session 11:40 AM - 12:40 PM
Program (Continued)

Topics and Speakers will include:

Use of Corn Zein proteins for Pesticide Encapsulation
Dr. Mila Hojilla-Evangelista, NCAUR

Crop Management Practices Impacting the Milling Quality of Grain
Lucas Borras, Corteva

40 Years of No-Till: Challenges and Opportunities
Lloyd Murdoch

Using Natural Mustard Volatiles to Control Insects
Dr. William Hay, NCAUR

Identification of Non-Functional Resistance Genes in Breeding Lines
Rebecca Lyon, NCAUR

12:40 PM - 3:00 PM