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2022 ​Milling & Baking Division Spring Technical Conference

To​​day's Foundation, Tomorrow's Harvest​

​​​Kansas City, Missouri, U.S.A. | April 28-29, 2022​​

The Cereals & Grains Association Milling & Baking Division looks forward to welcoming current and prospective division members at its 2022 Spring Technical Conference, held at the Crossroads Hotel in Kansas City, Missouri, U.S.A., April 28-29, 2022.

The meeting will bring together persons in the fields of milling and baking to provide a forum for discussions, reviews and information sharing. Two 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 foo​d safety, and much more!

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


Thursday, April 28

08:00am - 08:30am | Registration
08:30am - 08:45am | Welcome: Nicole Rees, AB Mauri, Milling & Baking Division Chair
08:45am - 09:30am | Fiber Quantification in Baked Goods: Current methods and regulations: Dave Plank, WRSS Food & Nutrition Insights
09:30am - 10:00am | Whole Wheat and the School Lunch Program: Claudia Carter, California Wheat
10:00am - 10:30am | Maureen Olewnik, Global Food Systems Initiative, KSU
10:30am - 10:45am | Coffee Break
10:45am - 11:45am | Nature's Grain Guard: A natural way of pathogen mitigation: Kristin Irsik, Lesaffre Yeast Company
11:45am - 12:15pm | Anthocyanins and antioxidant potential in wheat: Georgia Eastham, OSU Student
12:15pm - 01:00pm | Networking Lunch
01:00pm - 01:30pm | Trends: Charlotte Atchley, Sosland Publishing
01:30pm - 02:15pm | STEC Testing and Detection: Mary Bandu, GPAL
02:15pm - 02:45pm | Significance of milling methods on brown teff flour, dough, and bread properties: Manoj Kumar Pulivarthi, KSU Student
02:45pm - 03:15pm | New approaches on milling and pulse incorporation in bread products: Eric Nkurikiye, KSU Student

03:15pm - 03:30pm | Break
03:30pm - 04:30pm | Round Table Discussion: Today’s Foundations, Tomorrow’s Harvest – Perspective on Building on Past and Present Learning to Help Shape the Future

Moderator: Laurie Gorton

Participants: Brian Fatula, Lallemand, Terese O'Neil, Glen Weaver, Dana Boll

05:00pm - 07:00pm | Rece​ption

Friday, April 29

08:15am - 09:00am | Protein innovation and strategies: B. Pam Ismail, Plant Protein Innovation Center UM
09:00am - 09:45am | Policy properties for bakers: Lee Sanders, American Baker Association
09:45am - 10:15am | Methods for reducing microbial risk to flour: past and ongoing research: Andreia Bianchini Huebner, UNL

10:15am - 10:30am | Coffee Break
10:30am - 11:00am | Sesame seeds: Joe Baumert, UNL FARRP
11:00am - 11:30am | Gluten reduction in bread products: Tess Brensing, Corbion
11:30am - 12:00pm | Milling & Baking Division Business Meeting

Registration Rates​

Registration Includes​: 1 Lunch, 3 Breaks, & 1 Reception

By April 7
Starting April 8
​Member Registration$329
Member Registration PLUS$495
Nonmember Registration$379
Early Career Member Registration$249
Early Career Registration PLUS$344
Student Member Registration*
Student Registration PLUS$151

*Undergraduate and Graduate students who need assistance in paying the registration fee can send an email by April 11, 2022, with the following information to cerealsgrainsmeetings@scisoc.org

  • ​Name and contact information
  • University; Year and Major

Registration PLUS

Save when you join Cereals & Grains Association with the Registration PLUS option for this meeting. Registration PLUS includes your registration fee plus your membership fee for the association. Your membership gives you access to resources on grain science, discounts on meetings and short courses, and connections to the industry.

Cancellation and Refund Policy
Cancellation requests for the course MUST be made in writing and received by Cereals & Grains Association no later than April 4, 2022. Cancellations received by this date will be issued a refund equal to the registration fee less a $75 processing fee. Cancellations received after April 4, 2022, are NOT subject to a credit or refund.

Cereals & Grains Association reserves the right to cancel this course if a sufficient number of registrations are not received by April 4,​ 2022. If the association cancels this course, your registration fee will be refunded in full. In the event the association cancels this meeting, the association is not liable for nonrefundable airfares or ticket change penalties imposed by the airlines. By registering for this meeting, you agree to the cancellation and refund terms and conditions.

Hotel & Meeting Location

Crossroads Hotel
2101 Central St.
Kansas City, MO 64108

Discounted Room Rate: $199.00/night*
*This rate does not include any applicable taxes and fees​

Group Dates

Arrive: Thursday, April 28, 2022​
Depart: Friday, April 29, 2022

The discounted room rate is available until April 8, 2022 or until the room block fills up, whichever comes first. Rooms and/or discounted rates may not be available after April 8,​ ​ 2022.

Hotel Disclaimer

There is one official contracted hotel for the Milling & Baking Division Spring Technical Conference: Crossroads Hotel. 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.

Hotel Booking Scam

Please book your hotel only through the link listed above. DO NOT book through outside agents claiming to represent Cereals & Grains Association or the Milling & Baking Division. 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 above. No one can book hotel rooms at rates lower than our contracted rates over conference 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.

Sponsor the 2022 Spring Technical Conference

There are multiple opportunities to showcase your organization at the 2022 Spring Technical Conference! You can complete your sponsorship when you register for the conference. ​

  • Platinum Level: $2000
  • Gold Level: $1500
  • Silver Level: $1000
  • Bronze Level: $500

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