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The course was taught by KSU and USSEC faculty and staff and covered topics such as the U.S. grain production and marketing system; the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) grain standards and how they are implemented; insights into soybean and grain production practices; dynamics of international grain trading-contracting practices; U.S. export grain inspection system; fundamentals of futures trading and hedging; and several grain marketing topics.
The course not only featured classroom presentations and discussions, but also included lab activities in the KSU Bioprocessing and Industrial Value Added Program and tours of the O.H. Kruse Feed Technology Innovation Center in Manhattan, Kansas; Bunge in Emporia, Kansas; Wenger Manufacturing in Sabetha, Kansas; and Lance Rezac’s soybean farm near Onaga, Kansas.
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Along with the customized trainings, the IGP Institute offers courses in the areas of flour milling and grain processing, feed manufacturing and grain quality management, and grain marketing and risk management. To learn more about these other training opportunities, visit the IGP Institute website.