Corn Improvement Conference

The 75th Annual Corn Improvement Conference will be held at Purdue University in West Lafayette, IN at Beck Agricultural Center.

This two-day conference provides the latest in corn research, discusses emerging topics, and reviews the challenges facing today's leaders.

Thank you to our sponsor:






Crystal Paris
Extension Program Coordinator

Beck Agricultural Center

Event Location

Beck Agricultural Center
4550 US 52 West
West Lafayette, IN 47906

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Hotel Accommodations

Hampton Inn & Suites
West Lafayette, IN

Reserve Room By: 01/07/2024
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February 8-9, 2024


Thursday, February 8th

Morning Session

8:30 AM - 9:00 AM
Registration and Poster Set-Up

9:00 AM - 9:10 AM
Welcome and Morning Announcements
-Dan Quinn, Purdue University

9:10 AM - 9:40 AM
Ohio Corn Update and Research
-Osler Ortez, Ohio State University

9:45 AM - 10:15 AM
Digital Farm Records, IoT4Ag
-Dennis Buckmaster, Purdue University

10:15 AM - 11:30 AM
Graduate Student Poster Session 1

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Pennsylvania Corn Update and Research
-Daniela Carrijo, Penn State University

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Afternoon Session

1:10 PM - 1:40 PM
Indiana Corn Update and Research
-Dan Quinn, Purdue University

1:40 PM - 2:10 PM
Michigan Corn Update and Research
-Harkirat Kaur, Michigan State University

2:10 PM - 3:20 PM
Graduate Student Poster Session 2

3:20 PM - 3:50 PM
Illinois Corn Update and Research
-Emerson Nafziger, University of Illinois

3:50 PM - 4:20 PM
Kentucky Corn Update and Research
-Chad Lee, University of Kentucky

4:20 PM - 4:30 PM
Wrap up and End-of-Day Discussion
-Dan Quinn, Purdue University

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Tour of Corn and Soybean Innovation Center (Optional)

5:30 PM
*Dinner on your own

Friday, February 9th

Early Morning Session

8:00 AM - 8:30 AM
Registration and Morning Coffee

8:30 AM - 8:40 AM
Welcome and Morning Announcements
-Dan Quinn, Purdue University

8:40 AM - 9:00 AM
Graduate Student Poster Awards
-Dan Quinn, Purdue University

9:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Comparing Different Innoculation Techniques for QTL Mapping of Gibberella Ear Rot
-Aida Kebede, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada


Mid Morning Session

9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Long-Term Corn Stressors Review
-Alex Lindsey, Ohio State University

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Corn Precision Nitrogen Management
-Ana Morales, Purdue University

10:30 Am - 12:00 PM
Final Discussion and Future Meeting Planning

12:00 PM
Meeting Adjourn and Lunch
*Boxed Lunch provided to-go