Annual IMEF Auction: IAOM Conference Event Raises Over $60,000

IMEF Funds Now Total $1.9 million.

Little Rock, AR — The International Milling Education Foundation (IMEF) edged closer to its goal of $3 million by the time the auctioneer’s gavel fell on the final winning bid during the International Association of Operative Millers’ (IAOM) 125th Annual Conference & Expo, Aug. 29-Sept. 2, in Little Rock, AR.

The ninth annual live and silent auction raised more than $60,000, bringing IMEF’s total funds to over $1.9 million.

The joint live and silent auction held during the annual IAOM Conference and Expo is the largest fundraising event of the year for the Foundation. The total includes winning bids and pledged donations.

“In recent years, IMEF has funded the development of the Milling Technician certificate program, scholarships to professionals who have enhanced their skills and added to their knowledge of grain processing, and scholarships to some of the top milling science students at Kansas State University (KSU),” said IMEF President Randy Garvert at the conference.

“Earlier this week, we approved funding for the translation of the IAOM Correspondence Course into French, as well as a marketing campaign designed to attract new talent to and increase the visibility of the milling industry.”

Live Auction Items

• Two tickets for two Kansas City Royals weekend home games with parking passes for the 2022 season, courtesy of General Mills.

• Six-month membership to Beer of the Month club, courtesy of King Milling Company.

• Four-day/three-night accomodations at Fairmont Sonoma (CA) Mission Inn & Spa and two winery experiences, courtesy of Younglove Construction LLC.

• Humminbird Ice Helix 7 Chirp GPS fish finder, courtesy of Sperling Industries.

• Two bottles of Clos de l’Oratoire des Papes, Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2017, courtesy of KPM Analytics.

• KSU fire pit, courtesy of Kice Industries.

• Two KSU football tickets for home game vs. West Virginia, courtesy of Ron and Rita Galle.

• KSU Milling Science Club gift pack, courtesy of KSU Milling Science Club.

• Oculus Quest 2 virtual reality headset, courtesy of Haver & Boecker USA.

• One-year membership to MasterClass, courtesy of Grain Millers Inc. Canada.

• One registration for a Bühler-KSU resident milling course, courtesy of Bühler Inc.

• Traeger Grills Pro Series 22-inch pellet grill, courtesy of PerkinElmer.

• Wildcat sieve section, courtesy of Norvell Company, Inc..

Silent Auction Items

• One registration for a Bühler-KSU resident milling course, courtesy of Bühler Inc.

• One-year membership to MasterClass, courtesy of Grain Millers Inc. Canada.

• 125th IAOM Annual Conference and Expo polo shirt, courtesy of Jeff Hole.

• Three-day professional milling consulting/training, courtesy of JAG Services, Inc.

• Four tickets to a Kansas City Royals home game vs. Seattle Mariners, courtesy of Corbion.

• Amazon Echo Show 8, courtesy of CAT Equipment Co.

• $200 Amazon gift card, courtesy of Milling Journal.

• $200 Amazon gift card, courtesy of Degesch America.

• Apple AirPods, courtesy of Vortex.

• Baking Science & Technology two-volume set, courtesy of Sosland Publishing Company.

• Balmoral Mills numbered framed print, courtesy of IAOM.

• Blackstone 36-inch griddle cooking station, courtesy of Interstates.

• Butcher Box gift box, courtesy of MPI Magnetic Products, Inc.

• Two $100 Cabela’s gift cards, courtesy of Sprague Pest Solutions.

• Callaway 300 Pro laser golf rangefinder, courtesy of Rogers Foods.

• Callaway X Hot 19 driver, courtesy of GripFix.

• Week-long African safari.

• Echo Show 5, courtesy of Hood Packaging.

• Richmond, VA gift package, courtesy of Richmond Region Tourism.

• Fitbit Charge 4, courtesy of Canadian Copacking Group, Inc.

• Glenlivet 18-year Scotch whisky, courtesy of Safe-Grain/Maxi-Tronic.

• 2021 Masters golf gift bundle, courtesy of the Grain Craft.

• Hyperboom bluetooth party speaker, courtesy of Bay State Milling.

• HomePod Mini two-pack, courtesy of CETEC Cereal Technologies.

• KSU Milling Science Club gift pack, courtesy of KSU Milling Science Club.

• KSU Shellenberger Mill memorabilia, courtesy of KSU Department of Grain Science and Industry.

• Kansas Wheat gift package, courtesy of Kansas Wheat.

• Three-day trip to Las Vegas, NV.

• Magnetic floor sweeper, courtesy of Industrial Magnetics, Inc.

• Signed copy of Old Time Grain Elevators II, courtesy of DT Grain Processing.

• Ooni gas-fired pizza oven, courtesy of Miller Milling.

• Ring Doorbell 3, courtesy of Hood Packaging.

• Ring Doorbell 3, courtesy of Sefar, Inc.

• Ring Floodlight Cam Wired Pro, courtesy of REPCO.

• Two $100 gift cards to Ruth’s Chris Steak House, courtesy of Laidig Systems, Inc.

• Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 Lite, courtesy of Blower Engineering-Canada.

• Sonos Beam soundbar, courtesy of The Industrial Fumigant Company.

• $100 gift card to The Home Depot, courtesy of BW Flexible Systems.

• VISCA scale control retrofit, courtesy of Swisca AG.

• Yeti Hopper M30 soft side cooler, courtesy of Scherer, Inc.

• Yeti Tundra 45 hard cooler, courtesy of Blower Engineering.


IMEF also recognized the following companies for their financial and gift card contributions:

• Conquest Equipment Corporation.

• Greenway Electric, Inc.

• Lorenz Conveying Products.

• Mitchel Enterprises Corp.

• Nexeed Inc.

• Premier Tech

• VCM Construction.

From Third Quarter 2021 Milling Journal

Annual IMEF Auction

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