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IAOM First Break: Stories from the Roll Floor with Dave Renner

Dave Renner got his start in milling when he was still in high school, working in his classmate’s father’s mill. When he lost his football scholarship at Westminster College, he decided to switch from forestry to milling science and finished his degree at Kansas State. He talks about working in mills before automation, and how […]

IAOM First Break: Stories from the Roll Floor with Dillon Wells

During a recent interview, Host Simon Tiedge, Miller Milling, hears how milling uncovered a passion for Dillon Wells, a junior at Kansas State University.  Dillon says that because of his internship experiences, he learned that he has a passion for technology and the workings of equipment. Had it not been for milling, he might never […]

IAOM First Break: Stories from the Roll Floor with Cody Blodgett

Host Simon Tiedge talks with Cody Blodgett in the first of a series of conversations with soon-to-be graduates of the Kansas State University milling science program. Cody, who is scheduled to graduate in May, says that the three internships he completed during his four years at K-State complemented the in-class and in-lab instruction he received […]

IAOM First Break: Stories from the Roll Floor with Fran Churchill

Upon completing her milling science degree at Kansas State University in the 1980s, Fran Churchill was one of a handful of female graduates to enter the milling industry. She talks with Host Simon Tiedge about some of her experiences as a woman in the male-dominated field of milling, as well as her career journey that […]

IAOM First Break: Stories from the Roll Floor with Cultura

Mike Terning, director of product and host of Outstanding in the Field podcast, and Mark Hisken, CINCH platform and development manager, Cultura Technologies, join the podcast to talk about how IoT and automation can help milling companies be more efficient. The software platform builds out all of the functionality specific to agriculture industries that isn’t […]

IAOM First Break: Stories from the Roll Floor with Troy Anderson

Troy Anderson, vice president of operations at Ardent Mills, shares his thoughts about the miller of the future, the impact of the global pandemic on the industry, training strategies, and how to increase diversity and inclusion in the industry. He says we need to collectively come together to promote and bring greater visibility to careers […]

IAOM First Break: Stories from the Roll Floor with Stefan Lutz

Imagine teaching milling to a group with a variety of backgrounds and experience levels. Now, add in several native languages and different processes used to grind the same grains across Africa. These are some of the daily challenges that Stefan Lutz encounters as director of the African Milling School in Nairboi, Kenya. From apprenticeship programs […]