Jay O’Neil, IGP Institute senior agricultural economist, discusses Kansas rail and container transportation systems with participants in the Grain Transportation Workshop, in September.
Photo courtesy of IGP.
MANHATTAN, KANSAS, U.S – The IGP Institute professional team continually evaluates its curriculum and adapts to meet training needs of its partners and participants. These trainings are offered onsite and via distance online education. To date in 2017, IGP has offered 74 courses for 1,494 participants for grain industry professionals from around the world.

“One of the strengths of the IGP institute is that our curriculum managers and grain science faculty are engaged in their respective industries,” said Brandi Miller, IGP Institute associate director. “This allows them to respond immediately to the emerging educational needs, while still focusing on our mission to create a preference for U.S. grains and oilseeds.”

One of those emerging areas is pet food. The IGP Institute and grain science faculty have been expanding their course offerings over the year and have added a new training for 2018. The new IGP-KSU Pet Food Formulation for Commercial Production course will provide participants a general understanding of raw ingredients used in pet foods, their general composition and processing considerations, and fundamental principles of companion animal (specifically cat and dog) nutrition and dietary needs.

“I am excited for this course as it will help continue and grow the pet food course offering as the IGP Institute,” Miller said. 

In 2018, the IGP Institute re-established its partnerships with the International Association of Operative Millers (IAOM) to offer IAOM-KSU flour milling trainings. Course topics include introduction to flour milling, and basic and advanced milling. 

“This partnership is important to the milling industry because it demonstrates the educational unity between the IGP Institute and IAOM,” Miller said. “We hope this model is one that we can follow with other partners.”

Along with the IAOM, other training partners include the U.S. Soybean Export Council, the U.S. Grains Council, the U.S. Wheat Associates, the USDA, AIB International, the American Feed Industry Association, the National Grain and Feed Association, the World Initiative for Soy in Human Health and Bühler Inc. None of the courses would be possible without the financial support of its IGP Institute stakeholders that include the Kansas Wheat Commission, Kansas Soybean Commission, Kansas Corn Commission and the Kansas Grain Sorghum Commission. 

For more information about the courses consult the list below or clickhere


Pet Food Formula on IAOM–KSU Introduction to Flour Milling IGP–KSU Grain Elevator Managers




Bühler –KSU Expert Milling (English)

Bühler –KSU Expert Milling (Spanish)


IGP–KSU Grain Purchasing


Bühler –KSU Executive Milling (English)



IGP–KSU Pet Food Workshop

IGP–KSU Extrusion Technology: Processing and Commercialize on

IGP–KSU Risk Management

IAOM–KSU Introduction to Flour Milling

Bühler –KSU Executive Milling (Spanish)


IAOM–KSU Basic Milling Principles

IAOM–KSU Advanced Milling Principles


Bühler –KSU Executive Milling (English) Buhler–KSU Flowsheet (English)