K-State University IGP Institute and Buhler to Hold Executive Milling Course ... Nov. 4-8 ...Manhattan, KS

Manhattan, KS - Mill owners, managers and directors without practical background experience are invited to attend the Buhler—KSU Executive Milling course at Kansas State University’s IGP Institute.

This course, planned for November 4-8, 2019, is designed to give participants knowledge and experience to bring back to their respective companies.

“Participants are exposed to several topics involving milling processing and procedures,” says Jason Watt, Buhler Instructor of Milling.

This includes subjects as raw material varieties and characteristics, cleaning systems, flow sheet technology, and finished product handling.

Past participant Mark Harrison, engineering manager at SEPROD Limited in Kingston, Jamaica believes this training gave him a better understanding of the processes.

“Being able to understand the importance of particle size, different components and where they are in the process gives me a better understanding of the milling process.

"It’s better to have an overall knowledge of the process to understand how the mill can become more profitable,” Harrison says.

In addition to learning in a lecture setting, participants also gain hands-on experiences using Buhler equipment in the Hal Ross Flour Mill.

“Hands-on activities help them apply their classroom learning. By working with the equipment, it helps them retain their knowledge,” Watt says.

This is one example of courses the IGP Institute offers in the flour milling and grain processing area.

Trainings are also available in grain marketing and risk management, feed manufacturing and grain quality management.

For more information, please contact Lisa Moser at 785-477-4837 or lmoser@ksu.edu