Image courtesy of the North American Millers’ Association (NAMA)
Image courtesy of the North American Millers’ Association (NAMA)

April 16, 2024 - Registration is now open for the 65th annual Corn Dry Milling Conference (CDMC) to be held in Peoria, IL on May 29-30, 2024.

The CDMC is co-sponsored by the North American Millers’ Association (NAMA) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research (NCAUR).

Since 1959, this conference has provided a forum for the entire value chain to share the latest research.

“For 65 years, the Corn Dry Milling Conference has brought together the corn milling value chain to learn directly from scientists on the cutting edge of corn research,” said NAMA President Jane DeMarchi.

“Everyone from the farm to the mill and beyond benefits from the work being done at NCAUR. Join us in Peoria for what is sure to be a highly-relevant and education-packed event!”

The conference will kick off with an opening reception and dinner on May 29.

A full day of programming will be held at NCAUR on May 30.

This year’s event features speakers from USDA and the private sector.

For the second year, a poster session will also be held to highlight current USDA research.

A few of the topics that will be addressed during the meeting include:

  • How NCAUR researchers turn their work into commercial products that protect consumers from hazards like mycotoxins.
  • Crop management practices that directly impact the milling quality of grain, and how farmers can add value.
  • Current challenges and opportunities in no-till farming.
  • Nutrition-focused regulatory updates, including how the dietary guidelines impact corn millers and why fortification remains important around the globe.
  • The role of corn-based foods in international food aid programs.

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Registration fees are $175 for NAMA milling and associate members and $235 for non-members, plus an additional $90 for the networking reception and dinner.

Complimentary registration is offered for federal government employees.

A discounted room rate for CDMC attendees is available at the Four Points by Sheraton Peoria until May 17.