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NC-213 Calls For Papers For Annual Meeting

Date Posted: July 20, 2012

This is "A Call for Papers" for the NC-213 Annual Meeting and Winter Technical Sessions.

By generating an early Call for Papers we are able to advertise our program early in the hopes of attracting more interest and participation, especially with your industry partners.

Our next annual meeting, being held February 12 & 13, 2013, will take place at the Embassy Suites, Kansas City International Airport and will include a joint luncheon with the Wheat Quality Council.

This year, the NC-213 Executive Committee is introducing “theme research” with an emphasis on Wheat and Industry.

Examples would be:

• New and innovative ways to research the value of wheat.

• Wheat as an important factor in our global economy.

• New practices in harvesting wheat.

• Future benefits of wheat in our diet and as a general food product.

• Research and how it involves local, state-wide, and international industry.

• New ways to reach industry as both a collaborator and as a sponsor.

• Success rates when involving industry with your research.

Another topic of great concern is the effect drought and climate change have on the quality of grain, particularly corn.

We will pursue extensive conversation about this concern through a panel discussion at the annual meeting.

Submittal of papers focusing on this issue is greatly encouraged and the panel will discuss issues presented in these papers along with industry and research overviews of the topic.

In addition, we welcome presentations within the scope of our three Objectives:

1. To characterize quality attributes and develop systems to measure quality of cereals, oilseeds, and bioprocess coproducts,

2. To develop methods to maintain quality, capture value, and preserve food safety at key points in the harvest to end product value chain,

3. To quantify and disseminate the impact of market-chain technologies on providing high value, food-safe, and bio-secure grains for global markets and bioprocess industries.

If you have been awarded funding for a grant proposal submitted through The Andersons Research Grant Program, please check to see if you are due to present second year research results.

Please send your title and presenter information to me and copy Bill Koshar by October 31, 2012.

Please contact me or the Administrative Advisor’s office with any questions.

Thank you,

Carol L. Jones, Ph.D., P.E.

Associate Professor, Stored Products Engineering

Biosystems and Ag Engineering

Oklahoma State University

216 Ag Hall

Stillwater, OK 74078


cell: 405-612-1133

fax: 405-744-6059

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