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Buhler-KSU Executive Milling

In conjunction with Buhler Inc. of Minneapolis, Minnesota, K-State's Department of Grain Science and Industry and the IGP Institute is offering several milling courses in the IGP Institute Conference Center and the Hal Ross Flour Mill on the K-State campus. Content is generally focused on Buhler equipment and processes meant to add to the knowledge and experience of current industry professionals. Registration for these courses will be taken through the International Association of Operative Millers (IAOM). 

Course Offerings

May 20-24, 2019 (English)
August 26-30, 2019 (Spanish)
November 4-8, 2019 (English)

Course Objectives: Understanding the underlying principles of the milling process and the parameters that can be influenced by either the raw material or the milling system; understanding the challenges of the operating staff; and learning which critical control points to check in order to judge whether an operation is running well. 

Course Topics: Raw material (kennel structure, influence of wheat characteristics on yield and mill performance, usage of various types of wheat for different finished products); cleaning system (special systems for Mycotoxin reduction and top quality flour production, machine and flow sheet technology, system design and various tempering philosophies, practical in the Hal Ross mill); milling system (description and function of milling machines, basic flow sheet technology, basics in starch damage, practical in Hal Ross mill; break release, adjustment of purifiers and roll stands, sample analysis); finished product handling and storage (batch mixing versus continuing mixing systems, basics in flow quality, product safety and quality control); performance evaluation in a flour mill, factors that influence an investment decision and basics in aspiration. 

Who Should Attend: Mill owners, directors and managers. 

Course Fees: IAOM member - $1,900, non-member - $2,100