Since 1987, the Corn Utilization and Technology Conference (CUTC) has convened the corn industry’s leading innovators to participate in scientific exchange and thought-provoking discussions. This year’s virtual edition—focused on New Uses and Mycotoxins—did not deviate from that formula, allowing a diverse group of researchers, farmers and other industry leaders to come together to consider the future of the industry from the varying perspectives of each stakeholder’s lens.
Day one of the conference kicked off with New Uses sessions focused on topics including advancements in wet and dry milling, sustainable aviation fuel, advocacy for biotechnology and renewable products, innovative financing solutions and commercialization of renewables. The following two days, Mycotoxins were forefront, including but not limited to the prevalence of mycotoxins, advances in technology to reduce fumonisins, vomitoxin, aflatoxin and approaches for mycotoxin-contaminated corn products.
“CUTC is a one-of-a-kind event. There is no other conference focused solely on the development of technologies and innovations which aim to enhance and extend the uses for corn,” said Nebraska grower and NCGA Sustainable Ag Research Action Team Chair Jason Lewis. “These webinars proved that CUTC remains the premier forum for researchers in the corn sector to share new ideas and visions which further advance corn as a highly versatile and sustainable resource.”
For access to the catalog of this year’s virtual CUTC recorded sessions, visit ncga.com/cutc.
NCGA would like to thank our gracious sponsors whose funding has helped make this virtual edition of CUTC possible: Fluid Quip Technologies, GPC, the Illinois Corn Marketing Board, the Indiana Corn Marketing Council, the Iowa Corn Promotion Board, ITOCHU, John Deere, the Kansas Corn Commission, the Nebraska Corn Board, the North Dakota Corn Council, the Ohio Corn & Wheat Growers Association, the Sustainable Ag Research Action Team, Syngenta and the Wisconsin Corn Promotion Board.