January 05, 2016

05/01/2016: Customised introduction to flour milling course

IGP Institute hosts flour milling course for state wheat commissioners and staff. 

Kansas State University’s IGP Institute hosted 14 wheat growers and industry personnel representing state wheat commissioners from across the world on December 8-10, 2015.

“This course is one of the more diverse in regard to their job responsibilities,” says Mark Fowler, former IGP Institute associate director and course coordinator.

“Shift millers, grain merchants, quality assurance managers, technical service managers have all previously attended.”
         
http://www.grains.k-state.edu/igp
Former IGP Institute Associate Director and Course Manager Mark Fowler describes the process of the hammer mill to participants of the Introduction to Flour Milling for Wheat Commissioners course
This customised course was intended to provide participants with better understanding of the milling and baking process. As a producer himself, Brian O’Toole, chairman of US Wheat Associates and North Dakota Wheat Commissioner, knows the ins and outs of how to grow wheat. Through this training, he broadened his knowledge of wheat as they studied the process that transforms wheat to a consumer product as well as how different qualities can affect the final product outcome.

“There is no better way to find out about milling than to come ask Mark Fowler,” says Mr O’Toole.

“I got hands-on experience in the mill. I got hands-on experience grinding wheat. I’d recommend this course to anybody that has a little bit of curiosity about how that little piece of bread stays with them.”
      
http://www.grains.k-state.edu/igp
Former IGP Institute Associate Director and Course Manager Mark Fowler shows the difference in wheat quality to participants of the Introduction to Flour Milling for Wheat Commissioners course
This is just one example of the specialised trainings offered through IGP’s flour milling and grain processing curriculum. In addition, IGP offers courses in the areas of feed manufacturing and grain quality management, and grain marketing and risk management. 

Visit the IGP website HERE.
 

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