June 4 - 6, 2018 • St. Louis, Mo.

Please plan on attending the CUTC Poster Session, or better still, submit a poster by May 7, 2018.


The poster session provides researchers a chance to interact with peers and exchange ideas. It also offers the opportunity to showcase your research to a broad range of the corn industry-from producers to end users. Additionally, there are a number of representatives of organizations that fund research at the conference.


To support and to encourage new researchers, the National Corn Growers association (NCGA) is pleased to present the Gary Lamie Student Poster Competition.  Eligibility:  Undergraduate, graduate students, or recent graduates (<1 year).


Evaluation Criteria for Posters:

  • Relevance to corn utilization
  • Scientific originality
  • Valid and supportable conclusions
  • Oral and visual presentation


To be eligible for student poster awards, student must be available to answer questions on the presented materials and be registered for CUTC.


Posters will be judged throughout the conference by a committee composed of personnel from various corn processing industries, academics and government scientists. Awards will be made to the top three student posters in the corn utilization category and the top students in the mycotoxin category!


Submit poster title and abstract (maximum of one page) is required to be considered for presentation. Submitting the one page abstract by May 7, 2018 in no way precludes publication of the material in scientific or trade publications.


The abstract must adhere to the following requirements:


  • One inch margins on each of the four sides.
  • All materials must be typed single spaced using 12 point font with Times New Roman type.
  • Any tabular material must be incorporated into the text (they should have clear, complete titles and column headings). Using Arabic numerals in parentheses, literature citation shall be cited in numerical order set on the next line, as they appear in the text.
  • Center the TITLE (all caps) at the top of the page. Allow two blank lines above the TITLE and the author’s name(s).  Use an asterisk to identify the author to whom correspondence should be addressed.  Include the phone number of the primary author.
  • Please submit your poster abstract by email in a Microsoft Word document to Sandra Wright no later than May 7, 2018.  Please indicate in the email if you are entering the student competition and which category you will be entering either corn utilization or mycotoxins.


Each poster will be placed on one side of a 4’ x 8’ board.


Additional space, easels, chairs and tables will be furnished upon request (please make the request at least 4 weeks prior to the conference). Presenters who wish to use a computer are strongly encouraged to have a laptop with adequate battery power in case electrical outlets are not available. Poster positions will be assigned by the Committee.


If you have special needs for your poster, please let us know prior to the conference (NOTE: this may result in a cost to the presenter). All special arrangements must meet all safety requirements of the hotel and the conference organizers.  Industrial organizations are encouraged to participate as poster presenters.


Displays of new products, technologies and processes are welcomed.  Handouts, such as copies of the one page abstract and business cards, are at the discretion of the presenter.


Posters will be set up between 12:30 - 4:30 p.m. on Monday, June 4, 2018 and left up through 12:00 noon on Wednesday, June 6, 2018.


Poster presenters wishing to enter the student poster contest should be at their posters on Monday from 6:30-9:00  PM and Tuesday from 5:00-7:00 PM, at which time judges will be reviewing posters.


For more information, please contact Sandra Wright at 636-733-9004.


For more information about CUTC email Sandra Wright or call (636) 733-9004 ext. 119