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Wheat State, Central & Texoma Districts Joint Spring Conference

March 16-17, 2017IGP Photo-Larger

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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.

Accommodations

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)

Golf

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;
tracye@wdpatterson.com

Schedule at a Glance

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. Pictures from the event are available at: www.facebook.com/iaomillers

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

2016

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

2017
April 10-14 – 121st Annual IAOM Conference & Expo
New Orleans Marriott and the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center

2018
April 9-13, 122nd Annual IAOM Conference & Expo
Renaissance Atlanta Waverly Hotel & Convention Center

2019
April 15-19, 123rd Annual IAOM Conference & Expo
Marriott Denver City Center and the Colorado Convention Center

 

District Officers
 

Scott Ebbert
Director
ADM Milling Co.

Michael McElroy
Chairperson
Ardent Mills

Rich Smith
Vice Chairperson
Grain Craft

Tracy Eustace
Secretary/Treasurer
W.D. Patterson Co.

Ryan Baker
1st Exe. Committeeperson
Ardent Mills

Nathan Watson
2nd Exe. Committeeperson
ADM Milling Company

TBD
3rd Exe. Committeeperson