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Wheat State, Central & Texoma Districts Joint Spring Conference

March 16-17, 2017IGP Photo-Larger

Online Registration Downloadable Registration Form

Early Bird Registration through March 1!

The Wheat State District invites members from the Central and Texoma districts to join them on March 16-17, 2017 in Manhattan, Kansas for the annual spring joint districts’ meeting.  The meeting will be held at the Kansas State University IGP Institute Building.  The activities begin on Thursday March 16 with the technical sessions in the morning, lunch, and follow with tours of the Hal Ross Flour Mill, O.H. Kruse Feed Innovation Center, & Kansas Wheat & Innovation Center.  A social hour and banquet will follow that evening.  The golf outing will begin Friday morning.


The Holiday Inn At The Campus has reserved a block of (20) rooms on Wed. (3/15) & (20) rooms on Thurs. (3/16).  A reduced rate of $99.95/per night (plus taxes) has been established for IAOM guests (Kings & Doubles).  Please make reservations  by the March 1, 2017 cut-off date to receive this rate.  Rooms will revert to a space and rate available basis after March 1.

  • Reservations: 1-785-539-7531 (Group Code: AOM)


The Purple Ash Golf Tournament will be held on Friday, March 6 at Colbert Hills with tee times beginning at 10:00 am. followed by lunch after golf.  Golf registration includes green fees, cart rental, range balls and lunch.

For planning purposes, advance registration is greatly appreciated. Please let us know which functions you will be attending. Because we have to guarantee a certain number of attendees for the banquet and golf, there will be no refunds for cancellations made after March 1.

We are excited for this opportunity to host a joint meeting with these three great districts. I hope you will be able to make arrangements to attend. We are working on putting together some worthwhile technical sessions for your benefit.  Dress for the meetings is casual.

Please make your reservations today. Thank you and see you there!

Tracy Eustace Wheat State District Secretary / Treasurer
W.D. Patterson Co., Inc.
(316) 283-7171;

Schedule at a Glance

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Thursday, March 16, 2017

Technical Conference:  K-State International Grains Program Building
7:00 a.m.:  On Site Registration & Breakfast
8:00 a.m. thru mid-afternoon
-Technical Sessions thru lunch & after lunch as necessary to finish sessions
-Districts’ Business Meetings following Technical Sessions
-Tours of Hal Ross Flour Mill, O.H. Kruse Feed Innovation Center, & Kansas Wheat & Innovation Center.

Social Hour & Banquet:  Holiday Inn At The Campus
6:00 p.m.:  Social Hour
7:00 p.m.:  Banquet

Friday March 17, 2017

Purple Ash Golf Tournament:  Colbert Hills-Manhattan, KS
10:00 a.m. Tee times begin
*Golf registration includes green fees, cart rental, and lunch following golf


Central, Wheat State and Texoma Districts’ Summer Conference

chateauThe Central, Wheat State and Texoma Districts met on July 28-30 at the Chateau on the Lake in Branson, MO.  Approximately 75 milling professionals participated in the technical session on Friday, while another 20 family members joined for the social activities on Thursday and Friday nights.

There was a table top exhibition with around 15 exhibitors, where attendees had the opportunity to meet with suppliers and learn more about the latest trends and technology.

District officers were elected and confirmed during the afternoon business meetings. A full listing of the officers is listed on this page.

On Saturday, more than 30 golfers participated in the scramble at the Buffalo Ridge Golf Course. Prizes were awarded upon conclusion of the full round of golf.

Technical Conference Presentations

Friday, July 29
Crop Update
Justin Gilpin, Kansas Wheat Commission

Wheat Conditioning
Sven Kunz, Buhler

Belt Preparation
Terry McMenamy, Accurate Industrial

Fundamentals of Chain Conveyor Maintenance
Craig Jones, Bulk Conveyors

Rodents, Step 1: Admit you have a Problem
Chelle Hartzer, IFC

Flour Treatments
Tom Reed, REPCO

Roll Corrugation
Steve Humphreys, Design Corrugating

MASA Process, Corn Milling Industry
Raul Ayala

Mill Energy Reliability
Alex Unruh, General Mills

Mill Centro-Vac Design and Use
Lonnie Glen, Kice Industries

Presentation Archive

Upcoming Events

December 9, Winter Gathering
“The Fabulous Lipitones,” starring George Wendt at the New Theatre Restaurant, Overland Park, Kansas


April 10-14 – 121st Annual IAOM Conference & Expo
New Orleans Marriott and the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center


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

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
General Mills, Inc.

Michael Emert
Ardent Mills

Kojo Mensah
Vice Chairperson
Lifeline Foods, Inc.

Mike Branson
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