District Officers 

Pat Eberle
Grain Craft

Ian Tillinghast
Grain Craft

Jay St. Clair
Vice Chairperson
Ardent Mills

Mike Branson
Secretary / Treasurer
Sefar, Inc.

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