MANHATTAN, KANSAS, U.S. — Kansas State University (KSU) and Bühler are offering a week-long milling course for industry managerial staff of an in-depth overview into grain processing and receiving and mill operations.

The IGP Institute will host this course with KSU’s Department of Grain Science and Industry and Bühler Inc. on May 20-24.

The training is geared for mill owners, directors and managers. Participants can expect to gain an understanding of the underlying principles within milling processes, learn the parameters that may be influenced by raw materials, become familiar with critical control points, and understand the challenges of the operating staff.

“This course will help participants who are new to the industry understand everything from grain quality and considerations, through the production of flour including flour handling and additives for desired product,” said Jason Watt, Bühler instructor of milling at Kansas State. “Participants will leave the course with a better understanding of how a mill functions through lectures, discussions and hands-on laboratory sessions.” 

He said participants will engage in discussions over a variety of milling topics, including raw materials, cleaning systems, milling systems, finished product handling and storage, performance evaluations and factors that may influence investment decisions.

To register for the  Bühler-KSU executive milling course, visit the International Association of Operative Millers (IAOM) website.