Second session of the 2020 DGTC Online Symposium on June 10th

Date of publication : 5/29/2020
Source : Distillers Grains Technology Council

The Distillers Grains Technology Council has taken the annual symposium virtual and with a new format: as an on-line webinar held in three occurrences. The first session was completed on May 13th and this second part will take place on June 10th.

Because sponsors have agreed to offset the costs of the technology, the promotion of these seminars will be at no cost to attendees. These will be appropriately sized portions of information, with each webinar lasting 90 minutes and featuring many of the speakers that were scheduled to appear in Omaha.

This second session is at 1:00 PM (Central Time) and will be sponsored by ICM.


June 10 Session details

  • Opening remarks, DGTC Education and Outreach
    • Dr. Kurt Rosentrater, Executive Director DGTC
  • Moderator and introduction to speakers
    • Mrs. Jackie Lissolo, Regulatory Affairs Manager ICM, Inc.
  • The Evolution of Feed - From Ethanol Plant to Biorefinery
    • Dr. Mallorie Wilken, Feed Technical Nutritionist, ICM, Inc.
  • Importance of Distillers in Ruminant Diets
    • Dr. Galen Erickson, Cattle Industry Professor of Animal Science, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • Outlook for Corn & Distillers Grains Prices
    • Dr. Chad Hart, Associate Professor of Economics, Iowa State University
  • Q&A Session
2020 DGTC Participants Bios

Dr. Mallorie Wilken

Mallorie Wilken is the Ruminant Lead Nutritionist of the Feed Business for ICM, Inc. In her role, she is responsible for research and market development of traditional and new ethanol feed products for the cattle, swine and poultry industries. Her efforts working with animal producers and ethanol plant operators aid both sides of the industry to better understand the value these feed products offer in resulting animal performance. Mallorie is a graduate of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with a Ph.D. in Animal Science and Nutrition.

Dr. Galen Erickson

Galen Erickson is the Nebraska Cattle Industry Professor of Animal Science in the Department of Animal Science at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, as well as a Beef Feedlot Extension Specialist. He received his Ph.D. in 2001 from the University of Nebraska. His research and extension activities focus on utilization of byproducts for growing and finishing beef cattle; utilization of alternatives to grain for finishing cattle; the interaction between nutrition, management, and environmental issues including air quality and nutrient management; and growth promoters that include use of implants, feed additives, and beta-agonists. Along with graduate students, Galen has published approximately 425 Nebraska Beef Report articles, 400 abstract presentations, and over 151 scientific journal articles over the past 19 years, and he has received about $12.8 million in research funding. His awards and honors include American Feed Industry Association Ruminant Animal Nutrition Award in 2015, Darrell W. Nelson Excellence in Graduate Student Advising in 2015, and induction into the Nebraska Ag Hall of Achievement in 2017.

Dr. Chad Hart

Chad Hart is an extension economist and associate professor of economics at Iowa State University. He is a native of southwest Missouri, growing up on a rural homestead near Stark City, Missouri. He received his Ph.D. in economics and statistics in 1999 from Iowa State University. Chad’s work has concentrated on crop marketing, crop insurance, international trade agreements, and bioenergy policy. He is also a partner in FarmRisk, an Iowa firm that develops revenue insurance products for agriculture.


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