WASHINGTON, D.C., U.S. — The North American Millers’ Association (NAMA) announced on June 13 the creation of a NAMA instructor of milling position at Kansas State University (KSU) to be funded by NAMA.

NAMA has a long history of supporting the Department of Grain Science and Industry at KSU, including funding a scholarship program and providing guidance for curriculum development. It is the only university program in the U.S. that provides research and training for the next generation of mill managers and technology specialists.

“NAMA’s support of this new position shows the importance we place on the milling science program at KSU and our commitment to see it succeed,” said NAMA Milling Science and Operations Committee Chairman Breck Barton, Cereal Food Processors, Inc.

The NAMA instructor will bring a high level of milling industry experience and expertise to teaching in classroom, laboratory and pilot mill settings that are part of the KSU Department of Grain Science and Industry Milling Science Management (MSM) program. The instructor will teach existing undergraduate courses and laboratory sections in milling/grain processing, equipment selection and maintenance, process and operations management, and related safety and regulatory issues in the MSM program. This instructor will also support related programmatic efforts such as student advising, student recruitment, internships and job placement, curriculum development, and service on departmental committees. NAMA will participate in the search process that will begin this summer.

As a member of the advisory board of the Department of Grain Science and Industry, NAMA provides counsel to the faculty, staff and students regarding the department’s teaching, research and outreach missions, as well as advice on and support special projects such as strategic planning, and student recruitment and placement.