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Central, Wheat State & Texoma Districts’ Joint Summer Conference

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The Central, Wheat State and Texoma Districts would like to invite you to attend their joint summer conference July 27-29th, at The Chateau on the Lake in Branson, MO. This is the fourth year we have held our conference in Branson. We had great attendance last year and we are very excited to be back at this beautiful location overlooking the pristine Table Rock Lake.

Please join us Thursday evening for a relaxing picnic overlooking the lake. The excellent technical program will begin Friday morning, and will include an opportunity to see new products and services from various vendors during the Table Top portion of the conference. The conference will conclude with the banquet Friday evening. The Allied Trades hospitality suite will be in The Lake Lugano room and will be open Thursday and Friday.

REGISTRATION

For planning purposes we would greatly appreciate your advance registration. Please use the enclosed form to let us know which functions you and/or spouse/guests will be attending. Advance conference registration should be made by July 7th to take advantage of the reduced prices. Since we have to guarantee a certain number of attendees for the dinners and golf in advance, there will not be any refunds made after July 7th.

FINAL PROGRAM

HOTEL

We have reserved a block of rooms at The Chateau on the Lake. The Chateau is located at 415 N. State Hwy 265, Branson, MO, 65616. The room rate of $169.00, plus tax and resort fee, applies for single or double occupancy. Please reserve your rooms before July 7th, after that date availability and rates are not guaranteed. These rooms do go fast, so book early and you won’t be disappointed! You may call 1-888-333-5253 and mention the IAOM group to get the reduced rate, or you can click here.Buffalo Ridge_Panorama Bison-RETOUCH-web

GOLF

There is a golf tournament scheduled for Saturday morning at the Buffalo Ridge Golf Course. Play will begin at 7:30 a.m., and we have reserved tee times for 24 golfers. Awards will be presented at the course once everyone has finished. Matt Fanshier of Great Western Mfg. has agreed to handle the arrangements for the tournament. If you would like to be in a special foursome, or make a donation for prizes or sponsorship please contact Matt. His phone number is 913-682-2291, or you may e-mail him at matt.fanshier@gwmfg.com. If you do want to golf the cost is $120/person (advance registration), includes green fees & golf cart.

After the conference feel free to take advantage of the many entertainment options available in and around Branson. There are many live shows with tickets still available. Of course there is also Silver Dollar City, the Titanic, and many shopping opportunities for those who need some retail therapy! Speaking of therapy… the Chateau on the Lake has a wonderful spa you may want to take advantage of as well. The Chateau also has its own marina if you would like to rent a boat, wave runner, canoe, etc.

Questions? Please contact Mike Branson at (913) 522-6996, or e-mail at mike.branson@sefar.us.

WE HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!   MAKE YOUR RESERVATIONS TODAY!

Wheat State, Central & Texoma Districts Joint Spring Conference

Approximately 40 milling professionals and up to 15 K-State milling science students met on March 16 at the districts’ annual joint spring meeting in Manhattan, Kansas. The IGP Institute, part of K-State’s Grain Science & Industry Department, served as host of the event.

The event featured a technical session and tours of the Hal Ross Flour Mill, O.H. Kruse Feed Innovation Center, and Kansas Wheat & Innovation Center. The evening concluded with a social hour and banquet at the Holiday Inn at the Campus in Manhattan. Around 20 attendees played in the annual Purple Ash Golf Tournament at the Colbert Hills Golf Course the morning of March 17. 

The technical session included presentations on the milling industry in China, predicting wheat flour size segregation process from particle properties, elevator troubleshooting, allergens in flour, drag conveyor maintenance, maintenance reliability, and a wheat crop update. 

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Protecting the Wheat Flour Size Segregation Process from Particle Properties
Kali Siliveru, K-State University

An Overview of the Milling Industry in China
Dr. Ningbo Li, K-State University

Elevator Troubleshooting: Causes, Effects, Solutions
Bo Fisher, Maxi-Lift, Inc.

Allergens in Flour and FSMA
Ron Galle, ADM Milling Company

Drag Conveyor Maintenance and ChaiIMG_4031n Breaking
Van Buchanan, Ty Quillin, Jim Bybee, Bulk Conveyors, Inc.

Wheat Crop Update: Planted Acreage Trends and Current Conditions
Justin Gilpin, Kansas Wheat

K-State Bulk Solids Innovation Center
Pat Mahoney, Coperion K-Tron Salina, Inc.

Maintenance Reliability
Tim Kinnick, ADM Milling Company

Presentation Archive

Upcoming Events

2017

July 27-29 – IAOM Central, Wheat State and Texoma Districts’ Joint Summer Meeting
Chateau on the Lake, Branson, Missouri, USA

December 1 – IAOM Central District Winter Social
New Theatre Restaurant, Overland Park, Kansas, USA

2018

April 9-13, 122nd Annual IAOM Conference & Expo
Renaissance Atlanta Waverly Hotel & Convention Center

2019
April 15-19, 123rd Annual IAOM Conference & Expo
Marriott Denver City Center and the Colorado Convention Center

For more information contact Jim Schroeder, Secretary Treasurer, Central District
Ph 913-682-2291; Fax 913-682-1431.

*If you would like to be added to the distribution list for the monthly Superintendents Luncheon and Meeting, please contact Carol Lashley.

District Officers 

ED8_3588Steve Curran
Director
General Mills, Inc.

Michael Emert
Chairperson
Ardent Mills

Kojo Mensah
Vice Chairperson
Lifeline Foods, Inc.

Mike Branson
Secretary/Treasurer
Sefar, Inc.

Travis Hawkinson
1st Exe. Committeeperson
ADM Milling Company

Ian Tillinghast
2nd Exe. Committeeperson
Grain Craft

Mary Gleason
3rd Exe. Committeeperson
General Mills

Bob Klasek
Allied Trades Chairman
Nitta Corporation