• Conference Location

Room 3505

Memorial Union

Iowa State University


Conference Brochure PDF

Conference Brochure JPG


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• Links

Memorial Union Parking

Room 3505 Location

Iowa State University map

Ames Area Lodging

Iowa State Horticulture

Iowa State Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering


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Corn and Pots

Bioplastic pots made from "zein," a protein from corn.

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January 9-10, 2009

Memorial Union, Room 3505

Iowa State University

Ames, Iowa 50011

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A conference to inform, plan, and identify stakeholders interested in the development and integration of emerging bioplastics technology for use in the specialty crops agricultural industry. Bioplastics are biorenewable, biodegradable, non-petroleum polymers that exhibit many of the same properties as petroleum-based plastics with minimal long-term impacts on the environment.

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*** You must register to attend ***

• The conference is free and open to the first 200 who register.

• Friday dinner and Saturday breakfast and lunch will be provided.

• Attendees are responsible for their own transportation and lodging.

• We extend a special invitation to stakeholders from the plastics, specialty crops, and marketing industries.

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  Please register by Email to:      Dr. James Schrader 

                                        email:      jschrade@iastate.edu

– Please include your name, organization, position, email address, mailing address, and preferred working group.

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Tentative Agenda

Tentative agenda

Conference Chairman: Dr. William Graves

Conference Facilitator: Dr. James Schrader

Conference Committee:

Dr. William Graves - Specialty Crops Research, Department of Horticulture, Iowa State University

Dr. David Grewell - Biological and Process Engineering, Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering, Iowa State University

Dr. Heidi Kratsch - Extension Ornamental Horticulture Specialist, Department of Plants, Soils, and Climate, Utah State University

Dr. James Schrader - Plant Physiology Research, Department of Horticulture, Iowa State University

Dr. Ruby Ward - Extension Economics Specialist, Department of Economics, Utah State University