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Tour of the National Center for Agriculture Utilization Research (NCAUR) Facility



Reservations Required:        

August 28, 2012

7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 

Freeborn & Peters
311 South Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL  60606
Coach bus transportation will be provided leaving at 7 a.m. to the research center


​The USDA Research Lab in Peoria has been generating innovations, including food ingredients and processing technologies, for more than 70 years.  From the early days when Xanthan was developed, through the discovery of fluffy cellulose and later the fat-replacing Trim Technologies, to the recent low-glycemic sweetener used in Glucerna and the current research into phytochemicals and nutraceuticals – this lab has been partnering with the private sector to improve the quality, safety and healthfulness of American foods.

You are invited to tour this landmark research center and meet some of the scientists whose visionary research today is contributing to the foods on our tables tomorrow. You’ll tour the labs, partake in individual discussions with food-specific researchers, have an opportunity to explore potential collaborations and learn more about how working with a federal research facility is easier and more beneficial than you expected. Don’t miss out on the innovations that could drive the future growth of your business.


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Presented by the
Freeborn & Peters LLP’s Food Industry Team
This is another program in the 2012 Global Midwest Alliance Food Industry and Technology Series.​

Freeborn & Peters is a 120-attorney Chicago-based law firm, dedicated to providing boardroom level counsel to clients who benefit from the firm’s longtime commitment to the highest levels of responsiveness and individual attention. From its Chicago headquarters, the firm has a global reach, representing the interests of clients ranging from Fortune 500 companies to small businesses and individuals in major centers of commerce and industry throughout the world. In a time of lowered borders and expanding markets, Freeborn & Peters continues its legacy of developing innovative legal and business strategies to help its clients maintain sustainable competitive advantages.

Global Midwest Alliance is a business-led, region-wide organization dedicated to transforming the Midwest into an internationally recognized leader in innovation and business growth. The Alliance aligns and integrates resources throughout the Midwest helping businesses to grow by leveraging existing resources to develop new products and find customers throughout the world. The Alliance is the Private Sector Liaison Office for the World Bank and a member of Global CONNECT. Through these and other affiliations, the Alliance facilitates access to global business opportunities for Midwest business. The Alliance offers educational and networking opportunities through a variety of programs and resources designed to promote innovation, technology development and access to global opportunities in the clean technology, energy, food, logistics, manufacturing and water industries.
7:00 a.m.

10:30 a.m.

11:00 a.m.

12:30 p.m.

1:30 p.m.

2:00 p.m.

5:00 p.m.
Meet outside the offices of Freeborn & Peters at 311 South Wacker, Chicago, IL 60606.  
Coach bus transportation will be provided to the research center in Peoria, IL

Introductory Remarks
Paul G. Sebesta, Ph.D., Center Director, USDA, ARS, NCAUR

Tour of NCAUR’s Food Safety Division

​Lunch and Discussion

Discussion Wrap-Up and Q&A

Load bus back to Chicago

Approximate return to offices of Freeborn & Peters at 311 South Wacker Drive, Chicago.