Des Moines Marriott Downtown - Annual Distillers Grains Symposium

27th Distillers Grains Symposium

Des Moines Marriott Downtown
Des Moines, Iowa

Save the Date!

August 8-9, 2023

Exhibiting & Sponsorship Opportunities Available

AGENDA TO INCLUDE:

  • 2023 outlook for domestic and international markets for animal feed ingredients
  • Emerging issues affecting the livestock and poultry markets
  • Major drivers impacting the economics of the biofuels and beverage industries
  • Processing innovations and new feed ingredients
  • Improving and optimizing ingredient processing at beverage and biofuel plants
  • Instrumentation and analytics
  • New value-added uses for non-fermentable materials

2022 Symposium

Wednesday Morning

SYMPOSIUM WELCOME
Dr. Kurt Rosentrater, Executive Director, DGTC

INTERNATIONAL MARKETS FOR CEREAL GRAINS AND COPRODUCTS IN 2022
Paige Stevenson, U.S. Grains Council

MARKETS, DRIVERS, AND PRICE ASSESSMENTS FOR COPRODUCTS IN 2022
Luke Lundgren, Platts

MANAGING RISKS AND EXPANDING SALES OF COPRODUCTS
Eric Perry, Scoular

CORN GROWERS’ PERSPECTIVES ON EXPANDING BIOFUEL AND DISTILLATION INDUSTRIES
Sarah McKay, National Corn Growers Association

EXPONENTIAL GROWTH OF THE US BEVERAGE DISTILLING INDUSTRY
Becky Harris, American Craft Spirits Association

SYMPOSIUM SCHOLARSHIPS
Dr. Kurt Rosentrater, Executive Director, DGTC

CORN PROTEIN AND GROWTH PERFORMANCE
Jessica Acosta, University of Illinois

NEW GENERATION HIGH PROTEIN DRIED DISTILLERS GRAIN IN WHITE LEGHORN LAYING HEN DIETS
Josephine Folley, University of Nebraska – Lincoln

DEVELOPING ANTIOXIDANTS FROM CORN DDGS
Ruijia Hu, Kansas State University

Wednesday Afternoon

CHARTING A PATH FOR A SUSTAINABLE FEED SUPPLY CHAIN
Lara Moody, IFeeder

LIFE CYCLE ANALYSIS OF GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS OF BIOETHANOL AND ANIMAL FEEDS
Dr. Michael Wang, Argonne National Laboratory

LCA OF ENVIRONMENTAL FOOTPRINTS OF DIETS INCLUDING WHEAT MIDDLINGS AND DDGS FOR SWINE PRODUCTION IN THE USA
Dr. Zifei Liu, Kansas State University

REDUCING CARBON BY IMPROVING ENERGY EFFICIENCY AT YOUR PLANT–ENERGY STAR INDUSTRIAL PROGRAMS
Daniel Macri, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

ANAEROBIC DIGESTION OF STILLAGE AND OTHER HIGH-STRENGTH FERMENTATION STREAMS AS ALTERNATIVE, SUSTAINABLE, COST-EFFECTIVE STILLAGE MANAGEMENT
Jose Molina, Evoqua Water Technologies

SOLIDS SEPARATION TECHNOLOGIES FOR DISTILLERIES – A PATH TOWARD SUSTAINABLE OPERATIONS
Christian Pettit, Flottweg

CHALLENGES WITH EVAPORATOR FOULING DURING THIN STILLAGE CONCENTRATION
Dr. Kent Rausch, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Thursday Morning

REGULATORY COMMITTEE UPDATES
Jackie Lissolo, ICM

SYMPOSIUM COMMITTEE

SUSTAINABILITY
Dr. Luke Adam, Beam Suntory

TECHNOLOGY FOCUSED SOLUTIONS FOR INLINE NIR AND MYCOTOXIN ANALYSIS FOR CORN AND CORN COPRODUCTS
Paul Dawson, FOSS

PROTECT YOUR BUSINESS WITH SMARTER MYCOTOXIN MANAGEMENT
Ashley Gierok, FOSS

PERFORMANCE OF LABORATORY DETERMINATION OF COMPOSITION AND MYCOTOXIN CONTAMINATION – THE NEW DGTC PROFICIENCY PROGRAM
Chris McCullough, ASTM

LABORATORY TESTING OF DISTILLERS GRAINS, AND THE EFFECT OF METHODS ON ANALYTICAL RESULTS
John Reuther, Eurofins

EXPANDING USE OF DISTILLERS PRODUCTS IN AQUACULTURE DIETS
Dr. Wendy Sealey, United States Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service

FEEDING BEEF AND FOCUSING ON CUSTOMER CARE
Josh Lopez, Conestoga Energy

FEEDING NEW CORN COPRODUCTS TO LACTATING DAIRY CATTLE
Addison Carrol, University of Nebraska

Thursday Afternoon

THE USE OF DISTILLERS DRIED GRAINS VARIATIONS IN PET FOODS
Logan Kilburn, Kansas State University

FEEDING NEW AND EXISTING DISTILLERS FEED PRODUCTS IN SWINE DIETS
Dr. Ryan Samuel, South Dakota State University

NEW PROCESSES FOR FEED PRODUCTS – CORN FIBER, CORN STOVER, SAF
Mark Yancey, D3Max

SYMPOSIUM – CLOSING
Dr. Kurt Rosentrater, Executive Director, DGTC

Scholarship Winners

Ruijia Hu, Kansas State University - Scholarship Winner
Ruijia Hu, Kansas State University - Dr. Luke Adam, Beam Suntory (Sponsor)
Jessica Acosta, Scholarship Winner 2022
Jessica Paola Acosta Medellin, University of Illinois – Champaign Derek Balk, POET (Sponsor)
Josephine Folley, UNL, Scholarship Winner - BetaTec Hop Products
Josephine Foley, University of Nebraska-Lincoln - Bob Miller, BetaTec Hop Products, (Sponsor)
Group photo of 2022 Scholarship Winners with Kurt Rosentrater
Group Photo of 2022 Scholarship Winners with Kurt Rosentrater

Symposium 2022 Exhibitors

Symposium 2022 Cocktail Party

Flying Timber Axe Throwing Group

Flying Timber Axe Throwing Group

Flying Timber Axe Throwing

Michelle Harper

Michelle Harper

Program Coordinator

Michelle plans and coordinates the Annual DGTC Symposium. She started working with the DGTC in 1997 with Mr. Charlie Staff, who retired in 2013. When Dr. Rosentrater became Executive Director of the council in 2013, she has continued to work with the Council. Michelle is based in Louisville, Kentucky.

Email: vmharp01@louisville.edu
Phone: 502-852-1574