MANHATTAN, Kan. — Flour quality, milling efficiency and optimal machine adjustments are major contributions to an efficient flour mill. These topics and more will be discussed at the advanced milling course hosted by the International Association of Millers (IAOM) and Kansas State University. The course will be held October 14-18, 2019 at the IGP Institute and will benefit those with theoretical milling backgrounds and milling work experience.
As an expansion to the IAOM-KSU Basic Milling Principles course, the IAOM Advanced Milling Principle course will offer topics on techniques and tools used for analyzing and improving grain processing flows, understanding variables that impact production efficiencies and enhancing the troubleshooting skills of mill personnel.
“This course will be very hands-on and will include a lot of training in the Hal Ross flour Mill on campus,” says Shawn Thiele, IGP Institute associate director and flour milling and grain processing curriculum manager.
Past participants were able to gain a wide variety of knowledge, one of which includes looking deeper into the machinery behind milling.
“I really feel like coming to IGP has increased my knowledge regarding machinery and what needs updated in our mill,” says, Nate Myer, assistant general manager at Shawnee Milling Company and past participant. “I understand our product a lot better and can take the information I learned back to our company.
This course will benefit milling engineers, operation managers, production managers, shift managers, head millers, professionals with theoretical or applied milling background. Theoretical milling background with practical work experience in a flour mill or other completed milling training is required.
This is one example of the many hands-on flour milling and grain processing training courses offered by the IGP Institute. In addition, the IGP Institute provides trainings in the areas of feed manufacturing and grain quality management, and grain marketing and risk management. To learn more about training opportunities at the IGP Institute, visit www.grains.k-state.edu/igp.
— Katlin Allton, communications intern, IGP Institute, Department of Grain Science and Industry, Kansas State University
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