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Thursday, May 1, 2014

National Corn Utilization and Technology Conference Comes to Kentucky for a Shot of Bourbon

KyCorn is a sponsor of this year's National Corn Growers Association Corn Utilization and Technology Conference, June 2-4, in Louisville, Kentucky.

Kristin Meadors with the Kentucky Distillers Association will deliver the keynote address at the opening reception.

"The bourbon industry's iconic utilization of corn makes it a perfect platform in which to kick-off three days of lively discussions among the corn industry's leading researchers, processors and business representatives," said NCGA Research and Business Development ction Team Chair Tom Mueller. "We are excited to have Kristin Meadors discuss her industry's impact on our economy and why this corn-based spirit continues its popularity at home and abroad."

Meadors is the Kentucky Distillers Association's first-ever Director of Governmental and Regulatory Affairs. She is responsible for coordinating the association's governmental and regulatory affairs initiatives at all levels of government, working with federal officials on trade issues and expanding global opportunities for Kentucky's signature bourbon industry.

In 1964, Congress declared bourbon America's only native spirit. It must be made with a minimum of 51 percent corn, aged in charred new oak barrels and stored at no more than 125 proof.

The conference will be held at the Marriott Louisville Downtown Hotel. The agenda focuses on wet and dry milling technologies and new uses.

Visit www.corntechconf.org for more information and to register online.

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