Start Date -4/7/2014
End Date -5/9/2014
[Course Duration:33 day(s)]
Course objectives: This course focuses on the principles and practices of receiving, cleaning and conditioning of wheat and other grains prior to processing. The course includes a review of the equipment and testing practices, binning and storage along with inventory tracking and blending practices. The goals of the Grain Receiving, Cleaning and Conditioning course are to develop a deeper understanding of the impact on flour extraction and quality as a result of grain receiving, cleaning and conditioning practices
This 5-week professional development non-credit course grants one continuing education unit (CEU) upon completion and is a required course for the completion of the KSU Milling Credential program.
Course topics: Grain receiving practices, grain testing procedures, grain cleaning equipment, and other topics to be determined. Complete syllabus to be posted soon.
Required skill level: No milling experience required.
Who needs this course: The knowledge gained from the course will enhance the knowledge and skills of all those involved in the milling process. Specifically this course is designed for flour mill operatives, millers and laboratory staff; also - 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.
Mark Fowler, IGP Associate Director and Outreach Specialist; Areas of Specialization: Technical flour milling, plant operations management including quality control/quality assurance, food and employee safety programs.
Other instructors TBD
Course Fees: Full payment is due on registration. Full refund is available up to one week prior to the start of the course. This 5-week professional development non-credit course grants one continuing education unit (CEU) upon completion.