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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
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.


September 29, 2020 to October 2, 2020, IGP Institute Conference Center
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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IGP's Grain Elevator Managers course benefits individuals that are responsible for supervising grain managers. The course focuses on the science behind the practices used in grain management. It provides new managers the information they need to correctly interpret the experiences they will have when managing grain quality, and the insight they will require when evaluating the practices used by their predecessors.


Registration is not available at this time.
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.


Registration is not available at this time.
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.


Monday, September 28, 2020, IGP Institute Conference Center


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The FDA has issued final regulations under the Food Safety Modernization Act that require feed facilities to comply with new current good manufacturing practices and to implement a written animal food safety plan that is developed and overseen by a"preventive controls qualified individual." This course will provide you with an understanding of the new requirements and how to create an effective animal food safety plan. During the course, you will learn the fundamentals of animal food safety, under the guidance of nationally recognized experts, allowing you to develop and implement an animal food safety plan in accordance with FDA's requirements. By taking this course, you can demonstrate to the FDA that you are a "preventive controls qualified individual"by having received training based on FDA's recognized hazard analysis and preventive controls animal food training curriculum developed by the Food Safety Preventive Controls Alliance (FSPCA).



November 10-12, 2020, IGP Institute Conference Center