24th Distillers Grains Symposium 202024th Distillers Grains Symposium

Omaha Marriott Downtown at the Capitol District
Omaha, Nebraska

May 13 & 14, 2020

Exhibiting & Sponsorship Opportunities Available

Mark your calendars now! We look forward to seeing you!

2019 Symposium Agenda

Wednesday Morning

“SYMPOSIUM OVERVIEW”
Dr. Kurt Rosentrater, Executive Director, DGTC

“WELCOME TO MINNESOTA AND IMPORTANCE OF ETHANOL AND DDGS TO MINNESOTAT”
Mr. Mitch Coulter, Minnesota Corn Growers Association

“RECENT ADVANCES IN UNDERSTANDING ETHANOL CO-PRODUCT NUTRITION IN RUMINANT DIETS”
Dr. Kevin Herrick, POET

“RECENT ADVANCES IN UNDERSTANDING ETHANOL CO-PRODUCT NUTRITION IN SWINE DIETS”
Dr. Pedro Urriola, University of Minnesota

“RECENT ADVANCES IN UNDERSTANDING ETHANOL CO-PRODUCT NUTRITION IN POULTRY DIETS”
Dr. Phillip Smith, Tyson Foods

“SUCCESSFUL USE OF EVOLVING HIGH-PROTEIN CO-PRODUCTS IN TURKEY DIETS”
Dr. Peter Williams, Fluid Quip Processing Technologies

“PROTEIN AND FIBER DIGESTIBILITY OF DDGS FROM DIFFERENT SOURCES”
Kirby Krogstad, PAS, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

“DEVELOPMENT OF A PROCESSING METHOD TO OBTAIN HIGH-VALUE PRODUCTS FROM SORGHUM AND CORN DISTILLER’S DRIED GRAINS WITH SOLUBLES (DDGS)”
Junsi Yanga, Felipe Sperottoa, Loren Isomb, Curtis Wellera, and Ozan N. Ciftcia

“GROWTH PERFORMANCE OF NURSERY PIGS FED DIETS CONTAINING INCREASING LEVELS OF HIGH-PROTEIN CORN DISTILLERS DRIED GRAINS (HP-DDG)”
Z. Yang, P.E. Urriola, A.M. Hilbrands, L.J. Johnston, G.C. Shurson – University of Minnesota

“GRADUATE STUDENT SCHOLARSHIPS”
Kurt A. Rosentrater, Ph.D.

Wednesday Afternoon

“MARKETING CO-PRODUCTS IN A DYNAMIC TRADE ENVIRONMENT”
Mr. Steve Markham, CHS

“OPPORTUNITIES AND CHALLENGES FOR INTERNATIONAL EXPORTS FOR CO-PRODUCTS”
Mr. Alvaro Cordero, Lyrikas Agribusiness Consulting S.A.

“EFFECTIVE USE OF ANTIBIOTICS IN ALCOHOL PROCESSING AND CONSIDERATIONS FOR CO-PRODUCTS”
Mr. Scott Gemmell, Phibro Ethanol Performance

“EFFECTIVE USE OF HOPS IN ALCOHOL PROCESSING AND CONSIDERATIONS FOR CO-PRODUCTS”
Mr. John Forte, BetaTec Hops Products

“EFFECTIVE USE OF CHLORINE DIOXIDE IN ALCOHOL PROCESSING AND CONSIDERATIONS FOR CO-PRODUCTS”
Dr. Derrick Okull, DuPont

“FRACTIONATION, PELLETING AND UPCOMING TECHNOLOGIES FOR EVOLVING DDGS”
Dr. Mallorie Wilken, ICM, Inc.

“CORN KERNEL FIBER INTO CELLULOSIC ETHANOL”
Dr. Jim Kacmar, Edeniq, Inc.

“ADVANCES IN CORN DISTILLERS OIL SEPARATIONS”
Dr. Jennifer Aurandt-Pilgrim, Trucent

Thursday Morning

“CHALLENGES AND ADVANCES IN PROCESSING—IMPACTS ON ETHANOL AND CO-PRODUCTS”
Dr. Jeremy Javers, ICM

“ADVANCES IN CO-PRODUCT FIBER UTILIZATION FOR NEW PRODUCTS AND INCREASED VALUE”
Dr. Nadh Satyavolu, University of Louisville

“NEW TECHNOLOGY EXPANDS DEMAND FOR DDGS”
Mr. Don Endres, Novita Nutrition

“UPDATES ON FSMA—INSPECTIONS AND LESSONS LEARNED”
Ms. Kelly Davis, Renewable Fuels Association

“UPDATES ON FSMA—DOCUMENTATION AND IMPLEMENTATION”
Ms. Chelsie Bickel, POET

“UPDATE ON DGTC PROFICIENCY TESTING PROGRAM AND SYMPOSIUM”
Dr. Kurt Rosentrater, Executive Director, DGTC

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