We were welcomed to the Corn Utilization and Technology Conference by NCGA First Vice President, Bob Dickey.
He welcomed everyone and introduced the keynote speaker, USDA Under Secretary for Rural Development, Tom Dorr, seen here (left) talking to Bob prior to the start of the session. I spoke to Bob before things got going. He says there’s a contingent of foreign visitors here and although he doesn’t have attendance figures yet he’s hoping for a good crowd. I asked him how things were going with corn planting after seeing that we’re finally nearing completion and he said that he’s hoping for a normal amount of heat units during the next couple months. I can understand that with all the rain we’ve been having in the midwest.
I also recorded his welcoming remarks and am posting them for you here too.
Here’s my interview with Bob: [audio:http://www.zimmcomm.biz/ncga/cutc-08-dickey.mp3]
Here’s Bob’s welcoming remarks: [audio:http://www.zimmcomm.biz/ncga/cutc-08-dickey-welcome.mp3]
You can find photos of the CUTC in this photo album:
CUTC Photo Album