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Emerging Corn Production Technologies & Science Forum Recently Added to the International Fuel Ethanol Workshop (FEW) Agenda

Produced by BBI International, the Forum Will Take Place the Day Before the FEW and Focus on the Latest Innovations in Maximizing Corn Yields

INDIANAPOLIS, IN -- (Marketwired) -- 05/02/14 -- This week BBI International announced the agenda for the Emerging Corn Production Technologies & Science Forum taking place June 9th in Indianapolis, IN.

Co-located with the FEW, the event is designed for growers, scientists, agribusiness representatives, members of the media and others seeking to learn the latest developments in technologies related to corn productions. The Emerging Corn Production Technologies & Science Forum will offer attendees an in-depth look at the very latest developments in corn genetics, yield maximization, cutting edge production technologies and corn stover harvest and conversion.

"Corn enjoys widespread cultivation because of its versatility," says Tim Portz, Vice President of Content & Executive Editor at BBI International. "This agenda provides a comprehensive look at some of the most compelling topics in corn growing today including stover harvest and collection, developing crown traits to optimize downstream conversion, the use of unmanned aerial systems (UAS) in corn farming and the continued push for increased yield."

There will be four panels providing a comprehensive review and discussion on the following topics:

  • Tipping Point: Why a Market for Corn Stover is Emerging and What Producers Need to Know to Participate
  • Using UAS and Wireless Sensing Technologies to Bring Field Monitoring to New Heights
  • Great Traits: Using Plant Genetics to Optimize Corn for Its Eventual Downstream Use
  • Reviewing the Strategies Most Likely to Yield 300-bushel Corn

"Today, farmers apply fewer inputs to produce larger crops on the same land. In 2013, they produced nearly 160 bushels of corn per acre, twice as much corn per acre than when the first cell phones were introduced in the 1980s," says Brian Jennings, Executive Vice President of the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) in a recent article in Ethanol Producer Magazine. "As ethanol has helped restore profitability to agricultural production, farmers can afford to adopt new technologies and practices to conserve water and soil and produce more bushels of grain using fewer inputs."

The American Coalition for Ethanol is one of many organizations and companies supporting the International Fuel Ethanol Workshop.

Visit http://www.FuelEthanolWorkshop.com to view the agenda and lineup of speakers.

About BBI International:
Founded in 1995, BBI International produces globally recognized bioenergy events and trade magazines. In addition to the International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo, the largest, longest-running ethanol conference in the world - BBI International owns and operates the International Biomass Conference & Expo -- and the National Advanced Biofuels Conference & Expo. The company publishes Biomass Magazine, Ethanol Producer Magazine, Pellet Mill Magazine and Biodiesel Magazine as well as a number of ancillary products including maps, directories, e-newsletters and other web-based industry resources.

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