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Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Corn Utilization and Technology Conference Under Way in Louisville

CUTC 2014 Kristin Meadors of the Kentucky Distillers Association. 
Photos courtesy of ZimmComm New Media. 
The biennial Corn Utilization and Technology Conference is now underway through Wednesday in Louisville, Ky. The 2014 CUTC features cutting-edge technologies and new uses that continually improve and dynamically change the corn industry.

Kristin Meadors with the Kentucky Distiller's Association opened the conference by giving an overview of Kentucky's bourbon industry, a substantial and growing market for local corn. The keynote address was followed by a welcome and bourbon tasting reception sponsored by KyCorn.

Conference session topics address genetics, biotechnology, and grain quality. There will be additional sessions covering new technologies and products from wet and dry processing, enzyme technology, and products from biorefineries. Attendees will hear presentations on new starch uses, resistant starch and nutrition, biopolymers and higher valued products such as nutraceuticals.

Be sure to check the KyCorn website and social media for conference updates featuring the #CUTC14.

KyCorn's Jennifer Elwell giving a brief welcome to Kentucky and the bourbon tasting reception

Meadors and NCGA President Martin Barbre make a toast.

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