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March 5-6 – Central, Wheat State and Texoma Districts’ Joint Spring Meeting

K-State University IGP InstituteOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
1980 Kimball Avenue
Manhattan, KS 66502

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The Wheat State District invites members from the Central and Texoma districts to join them on March 5-6, in Manhattan, Kansas, for the annual spring joint districts’ meeting. The meeting will be held at the K-State IGP Institute. The activities begin on Thursday  with technical sessions in the morning. After lunch there will be tours of the Kansas Wheat & Innovation Center, KSU Feed Mill, and Hal Ross Flour Mill. A social hour and banquet will follow that evening at the Holiday Inn at the Campus Hotel.

Purple Ash Golf Tournament
The Purple Ash Golf Tournament will begin at 9 am, on Friday at Cobert Hills Lunch will be provided after the round of golf has concluded. Golf registration includes green fees, cart rental, range balls, and lunch.

Colbert Hills
5200 Colbert Hills Drive|
Manhattan, KS 66503

IAOM has reserved a block of rooms at The Holiday Inn At The Campus on Wednesday (March 4) and Thursday (March 5) at a reduced rate of $99.95/per night (plus taxes). To book a room at this rate, please call +1-785-539-7531 and request the International Association of Operative Millers rate by February 18. Rooms will revert to a space and rate available basis after February 18.

Holiday Inn At The Campus
1641 Anderson Avenue
Manhattan, KS 66502

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, there will be no refunds for cancellations made after March 1.

Dress for the meetings is business casual.

Schedule at a Glance:

Technical Conference

All Technical Sessions will be held at the Kansas State University IGP Institute.

Thursday – March 5

7:00 am | On-Site Registration & Breakfast | IGP Institute Building Lobby

8:00 am | Welcome & Opening of Technical Conference

Dr. Gordon Smith, K-State University Grain Science & Industry Dept. Head & IGP Institute Director

8:15 am | Update on International IAOM Activities

Damon Sidles, IAOM President and Melinda Farris, IAOM Executive Vice President

8:30 am | KSU Grain Science Update

Brenda Heptig, K-State University, Student Service Coordinator, Dept. Grain Science & Industry

9:00 am | Managing Starch Damage to Improve Milling Efficiencies

Kyle McCormack, K-State University

9:30 am | Maintenance of Valves That Apply to the Milling Industry

Michael Kline & Mike Yost, Vortex

10:00 am | Coffee Break

10:30 am | FSMA and Prevention; How Monitoring Fits It

Chelle Hartzer, BCE, The Industrial Fumigant Company (IFC)

11:00 am | Instruments in Flour Milling, Practical Examples

Josh Hudson, Perten Instruments, Inc.

11:30 am | Airlock Maintenance & Solutions

Cem Brinckley & Stan Garber, Rotary Airlock LLC

12:00 pm | Lunch

1:00 pm | EcoBird 4.0 Bird Repellent: What it is, How it works, Features & Benefits

Steve Roth, Roth Chemical Company, Ltd.

1:30 pm | Wheat Crop Update & Introduction of the Kansas Wheat Innovation Center

Justin Gilpin, CEO of Kansas Wheat

2:00 pm | District Business Meetings

2:30 pm | Coffee Break

2:45 pm | Tours of Facilities on Grain Science & Industry North Campus

Kansas Wheat Innovation Center, O.H. Kruse Feed Innovation Center, & Hal Ross Flour Mill

6:30 pm | Social Hour | Holiday Inn at The Campus (1641 Anderson Avenue, Manhattan, KS 66502)

7:30 pm | Banquet | Holiday Inn at The Campus

Friday – March 6

9:00 am | Purple Ash Golf Tournament | Colbert Hills (5200 Colbert Hills Drive, Manhattan, KS 66503)

12:00 pm | Lunch

Presentation Archive

Upcoming Events

May 4-8– 119th Annual IAOM Conference & Expo
Renaissance Palm Springs Hotel and Palm Springs Convention Center, Palm Springs, California, USA

July 30-August 1 – Central & Wheat State Districts Joint Annual Conference
Chateau on the Lake, Branson, Missouri USA

April 4-8 – 120th Annual IAOM Conference & Expo
Hyatt Regency Columbus and the Greater Columbus Convention Center, Columbus, Ohio, USA


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

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 


Brad Beckwith
Ardent Mills

Paul Mueller
General Mills, Inc.

Logan McKinney
Vice Chairperson
Grain Craft

Jim Schroeder
Great Western Mfg. Co.

Klajdi Kreka
1st Exe. Committeeperson
General Mills, Inc.

Kojo Mensah
2nd Exe. Committeeperson
Lifeline Foods, Inc.

Michael Emert
3rd Exe. Committeeperson
Ardent Mills

Brent Adams
Allied Trades Chairman
Corbion Caravan

Carol Lashley
District Director of Meetings
Great Western Mfg. Co.