Kicking off Feed & Grain LIVE ‘19 will be a mycotoxin testing workshop sponsored by Neogen at 3 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 8.
This hands-on, hard-working session will be led by Dr. Erin Bowers, associate scientist with Iowa State University. One of the more highly rated programs from the last LIVE, Bowers has a mycotoxin overview planned followed by groups working together running analyses using a rapid testing system.
“One thing we’ll focus on is what type of weather is conducive to promoting various types of mycotoxins, which are produced by fungus,” she says.
“Another item we’ll cover is the basis for how testing kits work,” Bowers says. “Just because a test kit is available doesn’t mean you can use it for any test. Some tests, for example, are only applicable for use testing specific grains or grain products.
“At a time when the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) is coming into play, mycotoxins are important to all types of operations including ethanol producers and grain handlers as they must keep track of how they handle mycotoxins. This workshop will build a general level of understanding so that participants will know the right questions to ask to determine what’s right to do.”
There are only 30 available spots for this free* workshop. Be sure to register early to secure your reservation!
Feed & Grain LIVE, scheduled for Jan. 8 – 10, 2019, at the Prairie Meadows in Altoona, IA, is open for registration. Exhibitors are lining up and workshops and sessions are being confirmed. Early registrants are getting a great value—the rate is $99 until Dec. 8. After that and on site, the rate is $149. Easy registration is available at live.feedandgrain.com.
* Registration required to attend free workshop