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The Cereals & Grains Association Milling & Baking Division looks forward to welcoming current and prospective division members at its 2019 Spring Technical Conference.

The meeting will bring together persons in the fields of milling and baking to provide a forum for discussions, reviews and information sharing. Three days of programming has been carefully designed to inform participants of new technologies; the marketplace and how it’s changing; general market outlook; regulatory changes; advances in food safety and more.

Are Heritage Grains the Way of the Future? attendees may look forward to the following takeaways:
  • Obtaining the latest perspectives in government research and regulations
  • Discovering new philosophies in bakery formulation and food safety
  • Identifying future research, regulatory, and communication opportunities
  • Examining new student research


You may also choose to download, complete, and fax the registration form. Payment is required with your registration.  ​




    8:30 a.m.

    Golf Outing (Pre-Register through Registration Form)

    3:30-5:30 p.m.

    Advisory Board Meeting (Invitation Only)



    7:30-8:30 a.m.


    8:30-8:40 a.m.


    8:40-9:10 a.m.

    Consumer Purchasing Trends for Ancient Grains|
      Joanie Spencer, Baking & Snack, Sosland

    9:10-10:00 a.m.

    Legislative & Regulatory Update; Nutrition/Dietary Guidelines
        Lee Sanders, American Bakers Association

    10:00 - 10:30 a.m.


    10:30-- 11:00 a.m.

    Changing Consumer Trends and Their Impact on the Supply Chain
        Patrick Hart, The Annex by Ardent Mills

    11:00-11:30 a.m.

    Breeding for Organic Systems and Artisan Wheat using Heritage and Modern Varieties
        Saarah Kuzay, UC Davis, Student Presentation

    11:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

    Sustainability; Does it Transfer to Baking Quality?
        Karl Kupers, Shepherd's Grain

    12:00-1:30 p.m.

    Lunch with Business Meeting

    1:30-2:10 p.m.

    Artisanal Baker Perspective on Fresh Milled Flour
        Graison Gill, Bellegarde Bakery

    2:10-2:50 p.m.

    Managing Specialty Grain Supply Chains
       Tarrand Fiesel, Dakota Specialty Milling

    2:50-3:20 p.m.

    Ancient Grains & Consumer Attitudes: Insights for Product Developers
        Paula Labine, ADM

    3:20-3:50 p.m.


    3:50-4:25 p.m.

    Stone Milling Revival: Bringing Ancient Grains to the Urban Market Place
        Nan Kohler, Grist & Toll

    4:25-5:00 p.m.

    From Heritage Grains to Modern Wheat Varieties
        Jackie C. Rudd, Texas A&M

    5:00-6:00 p.m.

    Happy Hour



    8:30-9:00 a.m.

    Heirloom Wheat Varieties
        Scott Baker, Ardent Mills

    9:0-9:30 a.m.

    Heritage Grain Sourcing/Origination
        John Gilbert, Adams Grain

    9:30-10:00 a.m.

    Bench Scale Pre-Processing Method for Milling Waxy White Sorghum
        Mohana Yoganandan, KSU, Student Presentation

    10:00-10:30 a.m.


    10:30-11:00 a.m.

    Pulse Milling: Research on Flour Quality and Performance in Pulse-Cereal Foods
        Tanya Der, Pulse Canada

    11:00-11:30 a.m.

    FSMA Update
        Kim Koch, NDSU

    11:30-11:50 a.m.



    You may also choose to download, complete, and fax the registration form. Payment is required with your registration.






    Registration PLUS*









    Life Member



    *Registration PLUS
    Save when you join with the Registration PLUS option for this meeting. Your membership gives you access to resources on grain science, discounts on meetings and short courses, and connections to the industry. Membership is normally $163, join now for just $100!

    You may also choose to download, complete, and fax the registration form. Payment is required with your registration.


    Hotel & Meeting Location

    Holiday Inn Town Lake 
    20 North Ih-35
    Austin, Texas, U.S.A.
    Special Room Rate: $205/Night

    Group Dates
    Arrive: Tuesday, April 16, 2019
    Depart: Saturday, April 20, 2019

    Group Code: MBD

    Reserve Your Room Online: Milling and Baking Division

    • Call: 888-615-0509—24 hours a day, 7 days a week
    • The discounted room rate is available until April 2, 2019 or until the room block fills up, whichever comes first. Rooms and/or discounted rates may not be available after April 2, 2019. Be sure to reference Cereals & Grains Association or Milling and Baking Division when booking your hotel room.
    • Hotel Cutoff Date: April 2, 2019

    Hotel Disclaimer:

    There is one official contracted hotel for the Milling & Baking Division Spring Technical Conference: Holiday Inn Town Lake. Booking a room at a contracted hotel under the official room block benefits you and supports the Association. When you "book within the block," you help keep the meeting registration fees lower, you help us secure future meeting sites and you enable us to provide important features that participants have come to enjoy. Please book responsibly.

    Warning Regarding Unauthorized Contacts Offering to Book Your Hotel (e.g., Exhibitor Services, Global Housing Corp.)

    Please book your hotel only through the link listed above. DO NOT book through outside agents claiming to represent Cereals & Grains Association. There are no third party companies authorized by us to book your hotel accommodations. These companies may be offering hotel rates that are above/below the discounted rates published on the Annual Meeting website. No one can book hotel rooms at rates lower than our contracted rates over Annual Meeting dates at our designated hotels.

    These organizations may ask for full payment up front. Please also be advised that once you sign any agreements (i.e., credit card authorization forms), we cannot guarantee that you will get your money back. Be aware that reservations booked through these companies may not be honored by the contracted hotels and we will not guarantee these reservations.

    Golf Tournament​

    Start your networking on the links with other meeting participants. A golf outing has been arranged for Wednesday, April 17. 8:30 a.m. start

    Lions Municipal Course
    2901 Enfield Rd.
    Austin, TX 78703

    $120/person including lunch and prizes.

    To reserve rental clubs ($45), contact Erik Lopez at the course 512-477-6963.

    Sponsorship Opportunities​

    Become a 2019 Milling & Baking Division Spring Technical Conference sponsor! Select your sponsor level by checking the box next to the amount on the registration form. For sponsor amounts other than the amounts listed, to sponsor a coffee break, or to be invoiced for your sponsorship, please check the box marked “Other” on the registration form and you will be contacted by Cereals & Grains Association.


    BRONZE Up to $250
    SILVER Up to $500
    GOLD Up to $1000
    PLATINUM Greater Than $1000

    For sponsorship opportunities please contact Barbara Heidolph at bbheidolph@gmail.com to secure your sponsorship.


    Airline Information—Austin Bergstrom International Airport (AUS)

    Directions from Austin Bergstrom International Airport to Holiday Inn Town Lake

    Austin Bergstrom International Airport (AUS) : Take State Highway 71 West to Riverside Drive. Go 5 miles to Interstate Hwy. 35 North. Go Right and stay on the feeder. Make a U Turn left at Holly Street onto the service road. Hotel on Right.

    The hotel provides a complementary shuttle to and from the airport.