Wheat Quality Council to hold annual meeting, conference
The Wheat Quality Council annual meeting and technical conference will be held at the Kansas City, Mo., airport Embassy Suites hotel on Feb. 12 to 14.
In addition to the annual review of new wheat lines submitted for testing from three wheat classes-hard winters, hard springs and eastern softs, an interesting forum and annual banquet will be held on Feb. 13.
Our opening luncheon speaker will be Noel Vietmeyer. He has recently written a book "Our Daily Bread: The Essential Norman Borlaug."
The annual afternoon forum, "Connecting the Dots," will feature a number of speakers in key industry positions updating us on issues important to the entire wheat industry.
Bikram Gill, Ph.D., Kansas State University, will present "Mapping the Wheat Genome--What Does This Really Mean."
Scott Haley, Colorado State University, and Judi Adams, Wheat Foods Council, will team up to talk about "Nutrition and Wheat Breeding--What is Possible in the Modern Era."
Ann Hall, USDA Food and Nutrition Service, and Cheryl Johnson, Kansas Department of Education, will discuss "Grain Requirements for the National School Lunch and Breakfast Programs."
The final afternoon presentation will be by Kansas State University students and faculty regarding the KSU Bakery Science Program. The students will also be helping make bread and rolls during our meeting.
Heidi Nebel, attorney with McKee, Vorhees and Pease of Des Moines, Iowa, will be the keynote dinner speaker for our annual banquet. Her topic will be "A Brave New World--Patenting of Genes and Varieties."
The early registrations indicate a good attendance for the meeting.