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​​​Seeds of Change​

​Seeds of Change is a new series of videos ​presented by Cereals & Grains Association Presiden​t​, Deirdre Ortiz​, detailing recent advancements and new initiatives for the members and supporters of Cereals & Grains Association. Each video within this Seeds of Change series will highlight the seeds we are planting to grow the success of our organization for years to come.

A Look at This Year and What's Ahead​

Released December 12, 2022​


​The latest video offers a recap of the annual meeting, 2022 association highlights, and a look forward at everything to come in the new year!

Annual Meeting Programming

Released October 3, 2022


Cereals & Grains 22: Innovating the Future of Food is just around the corner November 9 - 11 in the cereal and grain hub of Minnesota! President Deirdre Ortiz delves into the new opportunities for stimulating conversations and thought-provoking science at this upcoming annual meeting. As Deirdre mentioned, Advance Rates end October 7, so register today to save

Join us to dive into trending topics within the new, interactive format with ample time for discussion, thought-provoking case studies, and expert-led panels. Programming includes: 

  • Thought-Provoking Sessions:  engaging programming on a variety of topics from future food safety crises and new baking innovations to regenerating upcycled grains for global sustainability.
  • Innovation Forum:  expert-led case studies followed by bite-sized presentations and roundtable discussions with startup companies, established industry professionals, and academia. 
  • Multiple Networking Opportunities: collaboration and learning through lunches, happy hours, one-on-one connection rooms, and more! 


Academic Research Forum Initiatives

Released August 30, 2022


The Academic Research Forum, led by Board member Mirko Bunzel, Department of Food Chemistry and Phytochemistry, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, brings together top academic leaders in our field to inform the future focus of content and resources from Cereals & Grains Association. 

Trending industry topics uncovered by the Academic Research Forum align with those identified by our new Industry Executive Forum. Topics from both groups have been infused into the programming​ at Cereals & Grains 22 to offer the best of cereal and legume chemistry and science to all attendees. We hope to see you November 9 - 11 in the cereal and grain hub of Minnesota for our upcoming annual meeting​!

Introducing the ​Research Council

Released July 19, 2022


The Cereals & Grains Association Research Council was created to fund scientific projects related to the cereals and grains industries to benefit our membership and the cereal grain science community at large. 

Principle investigators and students can apply for research grants by August 15, 2022 for awards up to $25,000 

We welcome organizations to join us as a sponsor in support of project grants and research

Annual Meeting ​Update​

Released June 30, 2022


Cereals & Grains 22 offers in-person, interactive, discussion-based sessions that explore ​the theme, "Innovating the Future of Food," from November 9 to 11 in Minnesota, a cereals and grains hub! 

We've implemented new ways for attendees to engage through open discussion on the latest cereals and grains science presented by top experts in the field with session and research topics that include​
  • Risk Management 
  • Food as Medicine 
  • Sustainability 
  • Quality and Traceability 
  • Nutrition Trends & Consumer Viewpoints 
  • New Technologies 
  • Food System Challenges & Opportunities 
  • Future of Agriculture 
  • Plant-Based Diets and Ingredients 
  • And more! 

Abstract submission for poster presentations are still being accepted during July and registration is open with advance rates​ through October 7.

Election and Bylaws Update

Released June 10, 2022


The updated bylaws will restructure Board member responsibilities, so each has a singular focus on initiatives designed to:

  • Increase our members' sense of community
  • Distribute new scientific research
  • Highlight new and emerging research trends
  • Proactively seek out new Methods and expand our Lab Proficiency Rating Program​
  • Identify areas of key research from industry stakeholders.

Eligible voting members can cast their ballot for​ the President-Elect and Director-at-Large as well as the proposed changes to the bylaws by June 17, 2022.