MANHATTAN, Kan. — For the second time this year, milling professionals gathered at the Kansas State University IGP Institute for the Buhler–KSU Executive Milling course that took place November 5–9, 2018. Generally focused on Buhler equipment and grain milling practices, the course also touched on wide variety of topics including wheat variety usages, machine and flowsheet technology, cleaning, milling and product systems, along with performance factors that may influence the milling process. This training is geared for mill owners, directors and managers in the milling industry, but milling experience is not required. The most recent offering had a broad range of industry experience among the participants.
“We had individuals from backgrounds of human resources, wheat buyers, a corn miller and even somebody from a cosmetics company. There was a large amount of discussion throughout the course, and everyone seemed to get the most out of it,” says Jason Watt, Buhler Instructor of Milling Throughout the week-long course, the 11 participants visited the Hall Ross Flour Mill to gain an in depth, hands on look into mill machinery, systems, processing and handling. Watt explains that he and Carl Hahn, flour milling expert from the Buhler Training Center in Uzwil, Switzerland, saw deep interest by the participants during the hands-on milling experiences as participants took the theory from the classroom and applied it in the mill.
The IGP Institute offers several other training courses in the flour milling and grain processing area. Trainings are also offered in grain marketing and risk management, and feed manufacturing and grain quality management. To learn more IGP Institute courses, visit the website at www.ksu.edu/igp.
— Janelle Marney, Communications Intern, KSU-IGP Institute
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