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The Academic Chairpersons Conference is an annual forum where academic chairpersons, administrators and faculty from all areas of higher education share the most successful, innovative ideas and strategies to assist each other in becoming more effective in their positions. The conference format includes concurrent sessions of interactive workshops, best practice presentations and roundtable discussions. The emphasis of every conference is to provide practical, usable information in a climate of open discussion and collaborative exchange.


February 3-5, 2021


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Course Objectives: To gain general understanding of the principles of the milling process, understanding the relationship between wheat quality and the effect of the milling process, gain knowledge of what wheat types and products each can produce, and understand flour functionality. Course Topics: Overview of the U.S. wheat production; overview of the general milling process and major milling equipment; principles of mill flow sheets; and milling math (extraction, tempering and blending); flour functionality, flour and dough testing practices and methods. Required Skill Level: No milling experience is required. Who Should Attend: New mill employees, mill HR staff and managers, grain and ingredient procurement managers, feed and flour sales representatives, production schedulers, warehousing and QA personnel, R&D staff, wheat breeders, grain inspection personnel, food program administrators, international wheat/grain traders, journalists, extension agents, wheat commission staff/board members, and agricultural and business economic analysts.


January 4-8, 2021, IGP Institute Conference Center
This course will cover various aspects of extrusion technology, equipment and product development (including snack foods, soy chunks, breakfast cereal, pet food and aquatic feed processing). Apart from learning about extrusion processing from experts in industry and academia, the course will focus on strategic business planning for extrusion-based companies with the help of faculty from the Department of Agricultural Economics at Kansas State University. There will be plenty of hands-on and practical oriented lab sessions in which different products will be developed and evaluated both instrumentally and by using a consumer panel. One day of the short course will be reserved for a visit to Sabetha, Kansas, which is home to major manufacturers of extruders and ancillary equipment.


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The 1-day Pet Food Workshop on Monday, August 6 will consist of experts, industry and academic speakers from the area of pet nutrition and processing. They will provide the latest information on pet food ingredient trends; nutritional requirements for dogs and cats; specialty treats; sensory evaluation and palatability tests; safety and HACCP issues. It will also include a capstone lab session involving formulation exercises for pet food recipes.


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The Department of Grain Science and Industry at Kansas State University, in partnership with industry associations, has held the Feed Manufacturing courses since 1976. These courses are taught by a unique blend of individuals from K-State and within the feed and allied industries to provide in-depth training on all aspects associated with feed manufacturing. The Feed Manufacturing course explores, in detail, the major elements of modern feed manufacturing and examines advances in feed technology. Course Topics: Grain storage and pest control; particle size reduction; batching and mixing; extrusion, drying, cooling; effect of feed processing on animal nutrition; pelleting, cooling, and crumbling; feed and ingredient handling; feed plant design; energy conservation in the feed mill; steam generation systems; molds and mycotoxins. The course will have hands-on sessions at the O.H. Kruse Feed Technology Innovation Center in the areas of batching and mixing, particle size reduction, pelleting, etc.


October 27-30, 2020, IGP Institute Conference Center
Participants in the course will learn basic principles of flour milling and receive a greater understanding of the relationship between wheat quality and flour performance. The course will be taught through a series of lectures as well as hands-on training in the Kansas State University milling laboratories including the state-of-the-art Hal Ross Mill, Shellenberger Milling Lab, and the Baking Laboratory. The course labs will focus on milling different classes of U.S. wheat and baking practices.


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The 1-day Pet Food Workshop on Monday, August 6 will consist of experts, industry and academic speakers from the area of pet nutrition and processing. They will provide the latest information on pet food ingredient trends; nutritional requirements for dogs and cats; specialty treats; sensory evaluation and palatability tests; safety and HACCP issues. It will also include a capstone lab session involving formulation exercises for pet food recipes.


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Students completing this course will become proficient at formulating pet foods and have a working knowledge of ingredients, processes, and the software necessary to create new products, revise existing formulas, and perform business and production analysis.


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This 1-day workshop is being offered in conjunction with the IGP-KSU Extrusion Processing: Technology and Commercialization course. This workshop can be attended as a stand-alone participation or added to the experience of the Extrusion course.


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Empower with Tech - Virtual Conference!

Spend a Saturday morning learning about new tools and new ideas that you can immediately use to invigorate your creativity, improve your lessons, and impress your students. Tony Vincent presents two terrific topics in an interactive online workshop with built-in time to experience activities and to make your own creations.


Saturday, January 16, 2021, Virtual Event - Access instructions will be sent closer to the event date.
The workshop aims to provide individuals who plan to submit a CAREER Award proposal to a program in the Engineering Directorate with a CAREER proposal review experience and a forum in which they can interact with NSF program directors and recent NSF CAREER awardees.


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The workshop is a prominent scientific meeting focusingon cutting-edge research and technologies involving PDC materials. The primaryemphasis will be on PDC-based fibers and ceramic matrix composites (CMCs) forhigh-temperature applications. Attendees will have an opportunity to gainin-depth information on precursor synthesis; PDC processing including additivemanufacturing, polymer-to-ceramic conversion and multicomponent PDCs,characterization from preceramic polymers to ceramics, modeling and simulation.Other topics include composite materials recovery or recycleability, PDCs forenergy storage, and ultrahigh temperature materials for hypersonics.

Professor Rishi Raj turns 75 this year. To celebrate thismilestone, we are incorporating a symposium dedicated to Rishi's achievementswhile organizing our second annual NSF-PIRE project workshop. This symposiumwill cover varied topics related to Materials Science & Engineering. Thesymposium will be held toward the latter half of the workshop (July 18th and19th) and may also include short presentations by current/former students andcolleagues of professor Raj.



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Course description: Every business has competition. Learning more about these competitors will help you to grow your business.


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The GEAPS/K-State Grain Elevator Managers course benefits individuals that are responsible for supervising grain operations or work in grain quality management. The course focuses on the science behind the practices used in grain storage, handling and quality management. It provides operations personnel and new or current managers with the information they need to correctly interpret the experiences they have when managing grain quality, and the insight they will require when evaluating the practices used at their facility.


January 19-22, 2021, IGP Institute Conference Center

The Great Plains IDEA Annual Conference bring together administrators, faculty, staff, and campus coordinators to collaborate,celebrate, and learn.  Workshops and speakers provide support in areas such as best practices in online instruction, technology resources, and student services.



February 28, 2021 to March 3, 2021
The Annual Meeting of the Great Plains Network brings together knowledge and information technology professionals including advanced network and cyberinfrastructure users, faculty members, researchers, librarians, information technology staff, graduate students from leading universities and high education networks.


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IGP Grain Procurement & Purchasing


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Presented by Kansas State University Personal Financial Planning (PFP), Personal Financial Professionals Summit is an annual gathering of financial advisers from around the state who want to learn the latest techniques, trends, tax updates and strategies that apply to their work.The courses offered at this annual conference provide broad information of universal applicability and targeted sessions that address specific topics. At the completion of the courses, you will have 12 hours of CE approved from KID, CTFA, AFC, CFP.


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SciComm 2019 is dedicated to understanding and promoting effective communication of science to diverse audiences - including students of all levels as well as the general public - across all venues. Key focus areas include informal STEM learning, science communication research, K-12 STEM,disciplinary-based education research, science and media, and broader impacts.



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The 2019 Starch Round Table (SRT) will be held at Hilton Denver Inverness (Englewood, Colorado, USA) on October 31 - November 2, 2019, prior to the AACC International annual meeting, which will be held on November 3-5, 2019, at the Sheraton Denver Downtown, in Denver, CO. Please note that, if you plan to attend the AACCI annual meeting as well, the AACCI meeting is a separate meeting, requiring separate registration. Please check AACCI website for details: https://www.aaccnet.org/meetings/future/Pages/default.aspx


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