New Use Innovation

Tomorrow’s corn future begins today

Indiana’s corn farmers are utilizing technologies today, more than ever, to increase yields and produce more corn per acre than ever before. The Indiana corn checkoff is an investment in this future. The Indiana Corn Marketing Council (ICMC) grows your corn checkoff by capitalizing on emerging markets, creating new ones and finding innovative new uses for corn.

What's the benefit? The corn checkoff supports research that has led to the development of new uses for corn, such as cornstarch plastics, improved ethanol, high-fructose corn syrup, bio-based chemicals and many other products. Future research will be a catalyst for growth in corn markets while increasing the viability of existing markets.

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Want to learn more?

Visit the National Agricultural Genotyping Center to see how they’re translating scientific discoveries into solutions for production agriculture, food safety, functional foods, bioenergy and national security.

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New Uses Events

Corn Utilization and Technology Conference — Held every two years, the Corn Utilization and Technology Conference is sponsored by ICMC and designed for growers, scientists, agribusiness representatives, exhibitors, industry sponsors, members of the media and others seeking to learn the latest developments in technologies related to corn. The next Corn Utilization and Technology Conference will be held in 2020.