Milling Journal Milling Journal Online International Grains Program Bulk Solids Course ... Oct. 27-30 ... Manhattan, KS Tue, 01 Jul 2014 14:43:26 EDT Manhattan, KS—The IGP Institute provides professional training in the characterization, handling, transportation of bulk solids, and common solids flow problems encountered. The Bulk Solids Handling, Storage and Flow course is planned for October 27–30, 2014 at the IGP Conference Center. “The investment the bulk solids industry has made in our facilities and programs, and the faculty expertise we have on-board at K-State, make for a winning public-private partnership effort,” says Dirk Maier, department head of Grain Science and Industry. Participants will learn about the science and engineering of bulk solids from K-State and industry experts in practical classroom and hands-on sessions. Bulk Plains Grains (OK) Oct. 24 Final Harvest Summary For Hard Red Winter Wheat Thu, 23 Oct 2014 16:11:18 EDT This final harvest crop summary for Hard Red Winter (HRW) represents data as of October 24 and was compiled and supplied by Mark Hodges, executive director, Plains Grains, Inc. (PGI), Stillwater, OK. This final report represents all completed testing and includes comparisons to 2013, as well as five-year average crop quality listings (grade, non-grade, mill, dough, and bake). PGI is a private, nonprofit wheat marketing organization dedicated to providing the link between producers of hard red winter (HRW) wheat, grain companies, and foreign and domestic flour millers to benefit all segments of the wheat industry. It serves the Great Plains and PNW Kansas Wheat Commission Farmers Share Crop Conditions Thu, 23 Oct 2014 14:16:39 EDT On October 22, 2014, the Kansas Wheat Commission held a regular board meeting at the Kansas Wheat Innovation Center in Manhattan, Kansas. Farmer board members reported that planting in most areas is nearly complete, and that the wheat is coming up and looks good. David Radenberg, a farmer from Barton County, reported that his wheat is up and the no-till wheat in his area looks really good, although there are some extremely wet patches. He estimates that acres in his area will be higher than the average. Jason Ochs, from Syracuse in Hamilton County, reported that he is seeing some IAOM Central District Winter Social at New Theater Restaurant in Overland Park, KS, Dec. 12 Wed, 22 Oct 2014 16:19:00 EDT From IAOM: This year the Central District's Annual Winter Social will be at the New Theatre Restaurant on Friday, December 12th. The New Theatre Restaurant is located at 9229 Foster Street (just off of Metcalf at 95th) in Overland Park, KS. You may access their website at for a map or further directions. The Allied Trades have once again agreed to sponsor a social hour which will begin at 5:30 in the Regency Room. At 6:30 we will be seated in the Theatre for a delicious dinner, and the opening curtain Spiroflow Systems Expands Robotic Automation and Engineering Teams Tue, 21 Oct 2014 10:26:25 EDT OCTOBER 21, 2014—Charlotte, NC—Spiroflow Systems, Inc. has announced key additions to their organization. Mr. Mark Langenfeld has joined the company’s robotics automation team. Mark has provided customers with cost effective, dedicated, and flexible automation solutions for over 25 years. His areas of expertise include business development, sales, applications engineering, machine design, project management, and engineering along with managing his own successful robotic and machine vision company. He has completed more than 800 robotic and special machines installations in a variety of industries such as automotive, aerospace, chemical, consumer goods, electronics, glass, nutraceuticals, food, and medical. Wheat Breeder Dr. Sanjaya Rajaram Wins World Food Prize Fri, 17 Oct 2014 11:05:34 EDT One hundred years ago, Dr. Norman Borlaug was born. His semi-dwarf, disease-resistant wheat spurred the Green Revolution and saved more than a billion lives from starvation. It is fitting that the 2014 World Food Prize, which Borlaug created, will be awarded on October 16 to a wheat researcher for the first time. And Dr. Sanjaya Rajaram is not just any wheat breeder - he was Borlaug's successor. Rajaram amplified Borlaug's legacy of innovation at the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) in Mexico. His 480 wheat varieties have been released in 51 countries on six continents, planted on K-State IGP Institute to Hold Introduction to Flour Milling Course From Jan. 12-15, 2015 Thu, 16 Oct 2014 13:55:10 EDT Manhattan, Kan.—Kansas State University’s IGP Institute will host its seventh annual IGP-KSU Introduction to Flour Milling course from Jan. 12-16, 2015. IGP faculty and staff are eager to continue improving and expanding the flour milling course and curriculum. “This course is one of the most diverse courses we offer in regards to job responsibilities. Shift millers, miller assistants, quality assurance managers, general managers and technical service managers have all previously attended,” says Mark Fowler, IGP Institute associate director and course manager. The course is designed for those interested in gaining an understanding of the principles of the milling process, understanding the relationship Perten Instruments Opens New Canadian Office in Winnipeg, MB Tue, 14 Oct 2014 09:02:34 EDT To better support its efforts, work and customers in Canada, Perten Instruments is opening a new office in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. The office will be operational in October of 2014. The address is: Perten Instruments – Canada 112B Scurfield Boulevard Winnipeg, Manitoba R3Y 1G4 Tel: 204 899 8301 Michael Reimer - the General Manger of the new Canadian office - states, “It’s very exciting to open our new Canadian operation right in the heart of our primary business area in Canada. "We have a very large user base, and it’s going to be close to all of these customers.” Reimer adds “We feel that having the local C-TEC AG Starts C-TEC Mechanical to Offer Millwright and Electrical Contracting Services Tue, 14 Oct 2014 08:39:12 EDT Greg Wurst, President of C-TEC AG, York, NE, announced Oct. 10 that the company will now offer Millwright and Electrical Contracting Services. Currently C-TEC AG is the premier construction repair with engineering and waterproofing services. The firm supports the AG industry through its subsidiaries, C-TEC (Construction Repair Services), Moeller Engineering (Engineering Services) and Batterton Waterproofing (Coatings and Waterproofing Services). C-TEC AG will immediately offer Millwright Services and Electrical Contracting Services through its new subsidiary C-TEC Mechanical. Wurst, CEO and Founder in 1995 commented that: “The combined entities of C-TEC AG can now fulfill the any need our ADM to Acquire Specialty Commodities Inc. Mon, 13 Oct 2014 11:59:11 EDT Chicago—Archer Daniels Midland Company (NYSE: ADM) today announced an agreement to purchase Specialty Commodities Inc. (SCI), a leading originator, processor and distributor of healthy ingredients, including nuts, fruits, seeds, legumes and ancient grains, for US$170 million, subject to post-closing adjustments. “One of the ways we are improving returns and reducing the volatility of our earnings is through the expansion of our specialty ingredients portfolio,” said ADM Chairman and CEO Patricia A. Woertz. “One milestone in the ongoing process was the addition of WILD Flavors; the addition of Specialty Commodities Inc. is another step. Consumers around the world are demanding higher-quality, better-tasting,