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Central, Wheat State & Texoma District’s 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.


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.



We have reserved a block of rooms aBuffalo Ridge_Panorama Bison-RETOUCH-webThe 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.


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 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



IAOM Wheat State District’s Annual Golf Outing – June 15

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The Wheat State District invites you to join us and register for the IAOM Wheat State District’s Annual Golf outing on Thursday, June 15. This event will be held at Sand Creek Station in Newton, Kansas. A boxed lunch will be available from 11:30-12:30 pm, with tee times beginning at 1:00pm. Right after golf, there will be a terrific dinner prepared for your enjoyment and awards presentation.

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Sand Creek Station
920 Meadowbrook Drive
Newton, KS 67114
Phone: 316-284-6161

Green fees will be $95.00 per player which includes range balls, cart, and dinner. Dinner and awards will be at Sand Creek Station following golf. Lunch and drinks will be furnished by the Allied Trades at Sand Creek Station beginning at 11:30 am. The outing will be a scramble format. When you make your reservation please let us know your handicap or average score so we can balance the teams as best as possible.

If you would like to register online and pay by credit card, please use the link above. If paying by check, please complete the registration form at and make checks payable to IAOM Wheat State District and send to:

Tracy Eustace
Wheat State District Secretary / Treasurer
W.D. Patterson Co., Inc.
815 N. Santa Fe
Newton, KS 67114

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



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Upcoming Events


June 15 – IAOM Wheat State Golf Outing
Sand Creek Station, Newton, Kansas, USA

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

December  – IAOM Wheat State District Winter Social
Intrust Bank Arena, Wichita, Kansas, USA

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