Dress Code:  Business Casual

Agenda

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      Monday, June 4, 2018
      10:00 AM  -  7:00 PM
      Conference Registration Opens
      Versailles Foyer
      12:00 PM  -  5:00 PM
      Exhibitor Move-In and Setup
      Versailles Foyer
      12:00 PM  -  4:00 PM
      Poster Setup
      Versailles Foyer
      5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM
      Welcome and Keynote Address
      Versailles I
      6:30 PM  -  9:30 PM
      Exhibit Hall Grand Opening and Reception

      Enjoy food and drinks while viewing cutting edge technology from exhibitors, socializing with peers and improving your network.  

       

       

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      Tuesday, June 5, 2018
      7:00 AM  -  6:00 PM
      Conference Registration
      Versailles Foyer
      7:00 AM  -  8:00 AM
      Poster Session with Continental Breakfast
      Please join us for breakfast and as you prepare for an interesting day of presentations and exhibits.
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      Concurrent Technical Sessions - Tuesday, June 5

      8:00 AM  -  10:00 AM
      Advanced Biorefineries
      Versailles I
      Speakers:
      Co-Chair:
      8:00 AM  -  10:00 AM
      The New Digital Agriculture Ecosystem
      Zurich Ballroom
      Chairman:
      8:00 AM  -  10:00 AM
      Applications of RNAi for Mycotoxin Management
      Geneva
      Chairman:
      10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM
      Biorefineries
      Versailles I
      Chairman:
      10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM
      Editing the Future
      Zurich Ballroom
      Co-Chair:
      10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM
      Breeding to Reduce Mycotoxin Contamination
      Geneva

      "Filling Information Gaps between Host Plant Resistance and Ecology to Reduce Aflatoxin Contamination and Insect Damage in Corn Production" - Xinzhi Ni, Ph.D., USDA-ARS

      "Elucidation of Broad-spectrum Antifungal Maize Defense Pathways and Metabolites Underlying Pathogen Resistance." - Eric A. Schmelz, Ph.D., University of California

      "Discovering New Frontiers in Aflatoxin Prevention Using "Omics" and Genetic Engineering" - Jake C. Fountain, Ph.D., University of Georgia

      "Aspergillus flavus Requires Oxylipins from both Kernel and Self for Pathogenesis" - Eli J. Borrego, Texas A&M University

       

      Chairman:
       

      Lunch

      12:00 PM  -  1:30 PM
      Buffet Lunch
      Versailles II
      Leisurely lunch with your fellow attendees with plenty of time to browse the Exhibit Hall and posters.  
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      Concurrent Technical Sessions - Tuesday, June 5

      1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM
      Future of Corn Processing
      Versailles I
      Chairman:
      1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM
      Developing Novel Carbohydrate-Derived Chemicals
      Zurich Ballroom
      Chairman:
      1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM
      Climate Change Research that Addresses Mycotoxin
      Geneva
      Chairman:
      3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM
      Health and Nutrition Benefits of Corn
      Versailles I
      Chairman:
      3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM
      Contamination Challenges in Industrial Fermentations
      Zurich Ballroom
      Chairman:
      3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM
      Biocontrol Strategies to Reduce Mycotoxins
      Geneva
      Chairman:
       

      Reception, Meals and Breaks

      5:00 PM  -  7:00 PM
      Exhibit Hall Open with Reception
      Versailles Foyer & Versailles II

      Enjoy food and drinks while viewing cutting edge technology from exhibitors, socializing with peers and improving your network.  Be sure to visit the poster session and see the latest in corn research.  

       

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      12:00 AM  -  3:00 PM
      Wednesday, June 6, 2017
      7:00 AM  -  12:00 PM
      Conference Registration
      Versailles Foyer
      7:00 AM  -  8:00 AM
      Poster Session with Continental Breakfast
      Please join us for breakfast and as you prepare for an interesting day of presentations and exhibits.
       Optional 
      8:00 AM  -  12:00 PM
      Wednesday Concurrent Sessions
       

      Concurrent Technical Session - Wednesday, June 6

      8:00 AM  -  10:00 AM
      Microbial Strain Engineering for Industrial Applications
      Versailles I
      Chairman:
      8:00 AM  -  10:00 AM
      Finding Value with Identity Preservation
      Zurich Ballroom
      Chairman:
      8:00 AM  -  10:00 AM
      Advances in Mycotoxin Detection Technology
      Geneva
      Chairman:
      10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM
      Manufacturing of Starch Products and Co-Products
      Versailles I
      Chairman:
      10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM
      TBD
      Zurich Ballroom
      10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM
      Remediation for Mycotoxin-Contaminated Corn
      Geneva
      Chairman:
       

      Lunch

      12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM
      General Session with Lunch

      Join us for the announcement of the student poster contest winners and an update on NCGA's efforts to increase corn utilization 

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