KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI, U.S. — Nominations are being accepted until April 6 for the 2012 “Milling Operative of the Year” award, which recognizes excellent performance by a miller.

Established in 1986 by Milling & Baking News, the award will be presented in May to the practicing milling operative who has made the most significant contribution to the progress of a plant, a company and the industry from an operating point of view.

The 27th annual “Milling Operative of the Year” award will be presented on May 9 at the annual IAOM Awards Breakfast of the 116th annual technical conference and trade show of the International Association of Operative Millers, May 7-11 in Spokane, Washington, U.S. The winner will receive an inscribed plaque, and a scholarship will be established in the winner’s name at Kansas State University at Manhattan, Kansas, U.S.

Selection of the winner will be made by the staff of Milling & Baking News. Scott Martin of ConAgra received the award in 2011.

Nominations should be submitted by April 6 in a summary of not more than two pages to: Eric Schroeder, managing editor, Milling & Baking News, 4800 Main St., Suite 100, Kansas City, Missouri, U.S., 64112; fax: 1.816.756.0494; e-mail: [email protected].