MANHATTAN, Kan. — As a global leader in grain industry education, the IGP Institute professional team continually evaluates its curriculum and adapts to meet the training needs of its partners and participants. These trainings are offered on-site and via distance. To date in 2017, the IGP Institute has offered 74 courses for 1,494 participants for grain industry professionals from around the world.
“One of the strengths of the IGP Institute is that our curriculum managers and grain science faculty are engaged in their respective industries,” says Brandi Miller, IGP Institute associate director. She adds, “This allows them to respond immediately to the emerging educational needs, while still focusing on our mission to create a preference for U.S. grains and oilseeds.”
One of those emerging areas is pet food. The IGP Institute and grain science faculty have been expanding their course offerings over the year and have added a new training for 2018. The new IGP– KSU Pet Food Formulation for Commercial Production course will provide participants a general understanding of raw ingredients used in pet foods, their general composition and processing considerations, and fundamental principles of companion animal (specifically dog and cat) nutrition and dietary needs.
“I am excited for this course as it will help continue and grow the pet food course offerings at the IGP Institute,” says Miller.
In 2018, the IGP Institute re-established its partnership with the International Association of Operative Millers to offer IAOM-KSU flour milling trainings. Course topics include introduction to flour milling, and basic and advanced milling.
“This partnership is important to the milling industry because it demonstrates the educational unity between the IGP Institute and IAOM,” says Miller. She adds, “We hope this model is one that we can follow with other partners.”
Along with IAOM, other training partners include the U.S. Soybean Export Council, U.S. Grains Council, U.S. Wheat Associates, USDA, AIB International, American Feed Industry Association, National Grain and Feed Association, World Initiative for Soy in Human Health and Buhler Inc. None of our courses would be possible without the financial support of our IGP Institute Stakeholders that include the Kansas Wheat Commission, Kansas Soybean Commission, Kansas Corn Commission and the Kansas Grain Sorghum Commission.
To learn more about the 2018 course offerings please see the listings on the following page. You may also see the listing on the IGP Institute website at www.grains.ksu.edu/igp. For on-site training questions please reach out to Kelly Hannigan, IGP program services coordinator at 785–532–5804. For distance trainings please contact Trina Adams at 785–532–4053.
2018 IGP Institute On-Site Course Schedule
Pet Food Formulation January 8–12
IAOM–KSU Introduction to Flour Milling January 15–19
IGP–KSU Grain Elevator Managers January 22–26
NGFA–KSU FSMA February 2–22
Buhler–KSU Expert Milling (English) March 5–9
Buhler–KSU Expert Milling (Spanish) March 12–16
IGP¬–KSU Grain Purchasing April 9–20
Buhler–KSU Executive Milling (English) May 21–25
NGFA¬–KSU FSMA May 15–17
IGP–KSU Pet Food Workshop August 6
IGP–KSU Extrusion Technology: Processing and Commercialization August 7–10
IGP–KSU Risk Management August 6–10
IAOM–KSU Introduction to Flour Milling August 13–17
Buhler–KSU Executive Milling (Spanish) August 27–31
IAOM–KSU Basic Milling Principles October 8–12
IAOM–KSU Advanced Milling Principles October 15–19
Buhler–KSU Executive Milling (English) November 5–9
Buhler–KSU Flowsheet (English) November 12–16
— Samantha Albers, communications intern, KSU-IGP Institute
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