MANHATTAN, KANSAS, U.S. — Milling professionals gathered in November for this year’s second Bühler-KSU Executive Milling Course at the IGP Institute in Manhattan, Kansas, U.S.

The course focused on Bühler equipment and grain milling practices as well as a wide variety of topics including wheat variety usages, machine and flowsheet technology, cleaning, milling and product systems, along with performance factors that may influence the milling process.

This training is geared for mill owners, directors and managers in the milling industry, but milling experience is not required. The most recent offering had a broad range of industry experience among the participants.

“We had individuals from backgrounds of human resources, wheat buyers, a corn miller and even somebody from a cosmetics company. There was a large amount of discussion throughout the course, and everyone seemed to get the most out of it,” said Jason Watt, Bühler instructor of milling.

Throughout the week-long course, the 11 participants visited the Hall Ross Flour Mill to gain an in-depth, hands on look into mill machinery, systems, processing and handling.

Watt explains that he and Carl Hahn, flour milling expert from the Bühler Training Center in Uzwil, Switzerland, saw deep interest by the participants during the hands-on milling experiences as participants took the theory from the classroom and applied it in the mill.