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Buhler–KSU Executive Milling

Course Description

The objective of the course is to understand the underlying principle 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 include raw material (kernel 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 continuous 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 should attend. No milling experience required.

Registration Information

To better cater to participant's needs, this course will be offered in English and Spanish.

August 14–18, 2023

Course fees for IAOM members are $1,900 and the non-member fee is $2,100. 


To learn more about the course, please watch the following videos. 

Buhler–KSU Executive Milling (English)

Buhler – KSU Executive Milling (Spanish)

Participants are responsible for knowing any COVID testing or quarantine requirements. You can find this information from the Kansas Department of Health and Environment.

The IGP Institute reserves the right to cancel or reschedule courses if minimum enrollment numbers are not met. If a course is canceled, participants will be refunded 100% of their tuition. If a course is rescheduled, participants will have the opportunity to have 100% of their registration fees applied to the rescheduled course or receive a full refund.

Participants who wish to cancel or transfer their registration to another employee can do so for a $100 processing fee as long as notice is received at least fifteen days prior to the course start date. Refund requests made fourteen days or less before a course start date will be not be refunded.