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The objective of this training program is for the Kansas State University Cooperative Education Service to provide a broad, practical training program and to help Kansas commercial pesticide applicators meet the requirements for renewal certification.

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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.

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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.
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; fee 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.
IGP's Grain Elevator Managers course benefits individuals who are responsible for supervising grain managers. The course is designed for US conditions (agronomic, business, climatic) and therefore is open only to those who work in North America. The course focuses on the science behind the practices used 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.

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This course benefits individuals who are responsible for buying U.S. food and feed grains. The course focuses on the mechanics of purchasing raw materials and features detailed discussions of cash and futures markets, financing and ocean transport.
This course benefits individuals who are responsible for buying U.S. food and feed grains. The course focuses on the mechanics of purchasing raw materials and features detailed discussions of cash and futures markets, financing and ocean transport.
This course benefits individuals who are responsible for buying U.S. food and feed grains. The course focuses on the mechanics of purchasing raw materials and features detailed discussions of cash and futures markets, financing and ocean transport.
This course benefits individuals who are responsible for buying U.S. food and feed grains. The course focuses on the mechanics of purchasing raw materials and features detailed discussions of cash and futures markets, financing and ocean transport.
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.
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 on Monday, August 6, 2018 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.
Understanding the importance of risk management within trading markets is crucial to the security of a company's financial future. Individuals interested in expanding their knowledge of marketplace challenges are encouraged to take advantage of the Risk Management course at the IGP Institute Conference Center in Manhattan, Kansas. The course is designed to help participants gain a valuable understanding of the relationship between cash and futures markets, futures spreads, principles of hedging, and principles of risk management and trading strategies.
Understanding the importance of risk management within trading markets is crucial to the security of a company's financial future. Individuals interested in expanding their knowledge of marketplace challenges are encouraged to take advantage of the Risk Management course at the IGP Institute Conference Center in Manhattan, Kansas. The course is designed to help participants gain a valuable understanding of the relationship between cash and futures markets, futures spreads, principles of hedging, and principles of risk management and trading strategies.
Understanding the importance of risk management within trading markets is crucial to the security of a company's financial future. Individuals interested in expanding their knowledge of marketplace challenges are encouraged to take advantage of the Risk Management course at the IGP Institute Conference Center in Manhattan, Kansas. The course is designed to help participants gain a valuable understanding of the relationship between cash and futures markets, futures spreads, principles of hedging, and principles of risk management and trading strategies.

Course Objectives: Expanding on topics from the IOAM-KSU Basic Milling Principles course to include quantitative techniques to analyze and improve the process flow; understanding the variables that impact production efficiencies; and enhance the troubleshooting skills of mill personnel.

Course Topics: Topics include analysis of mill flow sheets and design; analysis of mill balance and product distribution; adjustment of roll stands; sifting and sifter design; purification system; and process control.

Required Skill Level: Theoretical milling background (milling school, university or other milling training). Practical work experience in a flour mill.

Who Should Attend: Milling engineers, operation managers, production managers, head millers and shift managers.

Course Objectives: To provide a greater knowledge of the milling process and how employees impact the process.

Course Topics: Topics include principles of wheat cleaning, conditioning and milling; understanding the importance of wheat quality and preparation to the milling process; and the advantages of wheat and flour blending.

Required Skill Level: Practical work experience in a flour mill.

Who Should Attend: Milling engineers, operation managers, production managers, head millers and shift managers.

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.
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.
The 2018 Annual Meeting for the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Collaborative Research on Sustainable Intensification (SIIL) will take place on January 8-9, 2018 at the Himawari Hotel Apartments in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. SIIL subawardees, external advisory board, collaborators, management entity staff, and USAID representatives will gather to share updates and discuss research strategies moving forward.

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Through interactive discussions, presentations, and field trips, the First International Sustainable Agricultural Intensification and Nutrition (SAIN) Conference will be a platform for researchers, students, and professionals to learn about and discuss sustainable agricultural intensification and nutrition and why it is essential to food security, especially for the poor.

The conference will be held at the Royal University of Agriculture on January 10 and 11, and the field trips will take place on January 12 and 13, 2018. The field trips will include visits to the CE SAIN's Technology Parks in Kampong Cham, Kampong Thom, and Siem Reap.

Registration is not available at this time.