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NAMA co-sponsors 52nd Corn Dry Milling Conference at research center in Peoria, IL

May 19, 2011

PEORIA, IL – May 19, 2011 – Corn millers, seed producers, manufacturers, and engineers gathered today at the U.S. Department of Agriculture National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research (NCAUR) in Peoria, IL for the 52nd Annual Corn Dry Milling Conference, co-sponsored by the North American Millers’ Association (NAMA) and NCAUR. Scientists, technologists, and industry executives presented the latest research and technology in the area of corn production for food purposes and the latest advances in corn hybrid development.

NAMA President Mary Waters said, “Research is key to millers’ continued access to quality grain and to optimizing mill operations. As advocates of public/private research partnerships, we are proud to say we have been partnering with NCAUR to sponsor this research conference since 1959.”

NAMA Corn Dry Milling Conference Committee Chair Robert Harper, Hopkinsville Milling Company said, “I value the long cooperation between the Center and the Millers’ organization. We continue to present a variety of talks of interest to those involved in corn dry milling.”

Presentations included:

  • Sustainability from a Retail Perspective, Michael Smith, director, Real Estate & Sustainability Hy-Vee, Inc.
  • World Corn Supply and Demand, Edward Allen, agricultural economist, Economic Research Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)
  • Twin Row Studies: Impact on Grain Quality, Chuck Hill, specialty products manager, AgriGold Hybrids
  • Un-corny Corn Bran – Development of High Fiber, Low-Calorie, and Low Carbohydrate Baked Foods, Sean Liu, Ph.D., research leader, Functional Foods Research Unit, NCAUR, Agricultural Research Service (ARS), USDA
  • Corn Ephemera, Cynthia Rubin, Ph.D., visual culture specialist
  • Diplodia, Donald Wicklow, microbiologist and Bruce Dien, chemical engineer, NCAUR, ARS, USDA
  • Predictive Modeling, Patrick Dowd, entomologist, NCAUR, ARS, USDA
  • 3272 Regulatory Process & NAMA Response, Mary Waters, president, North American Millers’ Association
  • Unified Audits, Maureen Olewniak, Ph.D., vice president, Audit and Technical Services, American Institute of Baking International, Inc.
  • Future of Output Traits, Steve Petersen, end use market manager, Monsanto
  • Transgenic Trait Stacking Realities & Future, James Bing, trait development leader, Dow AgroSciences, LLC

The NAMA Corn Milling Conference Committee developed the program. Members of the committee include:

  • Committee Chair Robert Harper, Hopkinsville Milling Company
  • Brian Anderson, Bunge Milling, Inc.
  • Sean Liu, NCAUR
  • Bruce Roskens, PepsiCo/Quaker Oats
  • Keith Smith, Cargill Corn Milling
  • Don Sullins, ADM Milling Company
  • John Cory, Prairie Mills LLC

NAMA is the trade association representing 43 companies that operate 170 wheat, oat and corn mills in 38 states and Canada. Their collective production capacity exceeds 175 million pounds of product each day, more than 95 percent of the total industry production.

Contact: Terri Long, NAMA, [email protected]

The North American Millers’ Association prohibits discrimination in all its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, marital or family status, age, disability, political beliefs or sexual orientation. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means for communication of program information (Braille, large print, audiotape, etc.) should contact NAMA at 202.484.2200 (voice and TDD). To file a complaint of discrimination, write to Mary Waters, President, 600 Maryland Avenue SW, Suite 825W, Washington, DC, 20024 or call 202.484.2200 ext. 13. NAMA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

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