District Officers 

Pat Eberle
Grain Craft

Ian Tillinghast
Grain Craft

Jay St. Clair
Vice Chairperson
Ardent Mills

Mike Branson
Secretary / Treasurer

Aaron Rusteberg
1st Executive Committeeperson
ADM Milling

Halsey Elliott
2nd Executive Committeeperson
General Mills

Samantha Bryant
3rd Executive Committeeperson
Ardent Mills

Fraser Egan
Allied Trades Chairman

2022 Tri-District Meeting to be held at Kansas State University

The Wheat State, Texoma and Central Districts will meet on March 3-4, in Manhattan, Kansas for the annual spring joint districts’ meeting.  Kansas State University will hosted the meeting at the IGP Institute building.

Thursday, March 3
7:00 am | On Site Registration & Breakfast 
8:00 am | Opening of Technical Conference
David Byers, Wheat State District Director, Ardent Mills
8:10 am | KSU Grain Science & IGP Update
Shawn Thiele, Assoc. Director, International Grains Program
Dr. Gordon Smith, KSU Professor & Head, Grain Science Industry Director
8:30 am | Update on International IAOM Activities
Ron Galle, IAOM Treasurer, Miller Milling
8:50 am | Food Safety Issues in Milling & Food Safety Culture
Judi Lazaro, Senior Director – Global Sales, AIB International
9:35 am | Wheat Crop Update
Justin Gilpin, CEO, Kansas Wheat Commission
10:20 am | Beverage & Stretch Break
10:30 am | Update on World Trade Events & Current Transportation Developments
Dalton Henry, VP of Trade Policy, US Wheat Associates
11:15 am | What’s New – Intell-I-Mag (The Intelligent Magnet)
Bob Castaneda, RSM, Magnetic Products, Inc. (MPI)
11:30 pm | Lunch
12:30 pm | Fall Protection Awareness & Demonstration (Interactive Session)
Joe Brandel, Business Development Manager, PMG
1:30 pm | Current Labor Market Challenges (Interactive Session)
Gina Brummels, Sr. Director-Talent, Learning, & Change, Ardent Mills
2:45 pm | Beverage & Stretch Break
2:55 pm | Falling Number Optimization
Dan Ayd, Sales Account Manager, Buhler, Inc. 
3:25 pm | District Business Meetings
3:45 pm | Tours of Facilities on Grain Science & Industry North Campus
Hal Ross Flour Mill, Kansas Wheat Innovation Center, O.H. Kruse Feed Innovation Center
6:00 pm | Social Hour | Holiday Inn at The Campus
7:00 pm | Banquet | Holiday Inn at The Campus

Friday, March 4
Purple Ash Golf Tournament | Colbert Hills Golf Course
9:00 am | Tee Times begin

Golf Registration includes green fees, cart rental, & lunch following golf