IAOM Develops Packaging Equipment Virtual Course Scheduled For May

Based on requests and feedback from International Association of Operative Millers (IAOM) membership, the IAOM Education Committee has developed a new course to help navigate the ins and outs of packaging equipment.

The first edition of the IAOM Packaging Course will be offered virtually on Tuesdays and Wednesdays in May over a three-week period starting May 11. Students unable to attend the initial live sessions will have access to the presentations and Q&A on demand through June 26.

Session Schedule: (all times CDT)

  • May 11-12: 9-11 a.m.
  • May 18-19: 9-11 a.m.
  • May 25-26: 9-11 a.m.

A very full schedule of topics associated with packaging for the flour and grain industry will be offered, including: small and large pack processes, measuring packaging efficiency, bag characteristics and sealing methods, finished product management, and system reliability. Instructors will offer the chance for live question and answer sessions in our virtual classroom.

IAOM brings in experts from mills and industry's equipment manufacturers and suppliers to teach various parts of the course.

Presentations include representatives from Ardent Mills, Fawema, Fischbein, General Mills, Hood Packaging, JAG Services, and Premier Tech.

The course will be facilitated by Bühler Instructor of Milling Jason Watt from the Grain Science and Industry Department at Kansas State University.

Your company has made a significant investment in the equipment in your packaging facility. To keep it running at peak efficiency through the years it needs to be maintained and serviced properly.

An effective packaging team requires qualified, motivated and well-trained personnel.

The IAOM Virtual Packaging course provides an opportunity for your packaging and material handling staff to gain the training, contacts and confidence they need to keep your facility operating at maximum capacity.

Make an investment in your company’s future by attending IAOM’s Virtual Packaging Course.


IAOM Members - $500; Non-Members - $575

  • To register for the course online with a credit card, visit the IAOM Online Store. You will need to login (or create a New Visitor Registration) with your e-mail address and password. If you have forgotten your password, please click on "Forgot Your Password" and follow the prompts. Or you can call and provide your payment information at that time.

To register with a check or wire transfer payment, please fill out and submit the online form at iaom.org/online-course-enrollment-form.