Twitter Facebook LinkedIn
Ph: 913-338-3377 | Contact

Wheat State

Wheat State, Central & Texoma Districts Joint Spring Conference

March 16-17, 2017IGP Photo-Larger

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 17 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

Download PDF Schedule

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 Chain 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


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


District Officers

Scott Ebbert
ADM Milling Co.

Michael McElroy
Ardent Mills

Rich Smith
Vice Chairperson
Grain Craft

Tracy Eustace
W.D. Patterson Co.

Ryan Baker
1st Exe. Committeeperson
Ardent Mills

Nathan Watson
2nd Exe. Committeeperson
ADM Milling Company

3rd Exe. Committeeperson