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Wheat State District 2016 Winter Social

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The Wheat State District invites you to join them on Saturday, December 10, 2016 for a special Winter Social at Intrust Bank Arena for the Wichita Thunder Hockey vs. Allen Americans matchup. Intrust Bank Arena is located at 500 E Waterman Street in Wichita, KS. You may access the Intrust Bank Arena website at Wichita Thunder can be reached by phone at (316) 264-4625.

Please join us for this exclusive opportunity to view this event from the Premium Party Suite #1 at Intrust Bank Arena, as well as networking with Milling Industry colleagues and spending time with friends/contacts in the comfort, privacy, and luxury of this Suite.

The Allied Trades will sponsor a social hour which will begin at 6:05 p.m. in the Suite. There will be food for dinner and snacks to enjoy during this time as well. At 7:05 p.m. we can be seated in the seats of the Suite to watch the game or you can continue to mingle in the Suite and watch the matchup on the large screen TV’s.

Please note advance registration is required for this event. We have purchased and are limited to 32 tickets due to Suite capacity (there is a 32-person limit in Party Suite #1). So please register and reserve early to ensure your spot! Once the tickets are gone, registration will be closed. Any cancellations received after December 1, 2016 will not be refunded.

Registration will be limited to two (2) persons:
• One (1) Member (Active or Associate) or Non-Member
• Plus one (1) Spouse/Guest

Recommended Registration options (tickets will be mailed to address you provide):
1) To register online with credit card, please click here: Online Registration (credit card payment).
2) If you want to call and pay by credit card, you can call the IAOM office (913) 338-3377.

For more information or to register by check, please click Downloadable Registration Form. If sending by mail, please be sure to send as soon as possible to ensure it is received before all tickets are sold. Check must be received to hold your ticket.

Please note it is important to provide the address where you want the ticket(s) mailed. However, if you don’t get a ticket, lose it, or forget it, just let me know and we can reprint it at the box office the day of the event.

We are excited to host this event and hope you are able to make arrangements to attend. If you have questions, please contact Tracy Eustace at (316) 283-7171 or email at

Thank you and we hope to see you all there!

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

Party Suite # 1
This Suite is located on Level 3. Party Suite #1 is on the East Side. Intrust Bank Arena has capacity per the fire code, so we must be sure we don’t exceed 32 people in the 32-person party suite #1 at any time.

Instructions for Arena Entry and Tickets:
Fastest entry can be obtained via Entrance B (east doors) which is located at the Southeast corner of the arena where you then can take the elevators (SE area) to Level 3 where the Suites are located. This is the premium ticket entry. You may also access the arena via any of the other Entrances (depending on where you park), but must walk around interior perimeter to the southeast side and take the elevators (SE area), as these are the only elevators to Level 3 (for access to the Suite).

For Directions and Parking information, please click here. There is city parking around the arena.

If you need a hotel room, there are several in the area such as Courtyard Wichita at Old Town, Fairfield Inn & Suites Wichita DowntownHotel at Old Town to name a few. Please click here to view a larger listing and information for nearby hotels. We have not blocked any rooms at these hotels, and you will need to contact them directly to make reservations.

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. Pictures from the event are available at:

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 2 – Wheat State Winter Conference
TBD, Wichita, KS, 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

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