District Officers

David Byers
Director
Ardent Mills

Michael McElroy
Chairperson
Ardent Mills

Kayle Lyman
Vice Chairperson
Grain Craft

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

Jeff Trillo
1st Exe. Committeeperson
ADM Milling Company

Brian Allinger
2nd Exe. Committeeperson
Ardent Mills

Keaton Hale
3rd Exe. Committeeperson
Grain Craft

Tri-District Meeting held at Kansas State University

The Wheat State, Texoma and Central Districts met on March 5-6, in Manhattan, Kansas for the annual spring joint districts’ meeting.  Kansas State University hosted the meeting at the IGP Institute building. Technical sessions were the focus of the morning and early afternoon meeting on March 5.

Following the technical session, attendees had the opportunity to tour the Hal Ross Flour Mill, the O.H. Kruse Feed Innovation Center, and the Kansas Wheat & Innovation Center.  Several attendees also visited the Midwest Dream Car Collection, an eclectic dream collection of early roadsters, muscle cars and exotics from across the country.

The evening included a social hour and banquet, where officers for the Texoma District were installed. On Friday morning, nearly 30 people participated in the Purple Ash Golf Tournament at Colbert Hills Golf Club. The sun was out and the temperatures mild for an early March tee time. Prizes were handed out for longest putt, longest drive and closest to the pin.

The Wheat State plans to return to Manhattan for the spring joint meeting in 2021.

Program
KSU Grain Science & IGP Update
Shawn Thiele, Assoc. Director, International Grains Program
Fran Churchill, NAMA Instructor of Milling, K-State University
Update on International IAOM Activities
Ron Galle, IAOM Treasurer, Miller Milling
Microbial Treatment Effects on Protein Recovery
Slater Blick, Student, K-State University
Modeling the Wheat Milling Process
Anu Raj, Graduate Student, K-State University
Novel Intervention Steps for Preventing E. Coli and Salmonella Contamination in Wheat Flours
Jared Rivera, Graduate Student, K-State University
Kill-Step Validation of the Baking Process
Kantha Channaiah, PhD., Director of Microbiology, AIB International
FCX Fluidizing Discharge Cones
Michael Richardson, CETEC, Cereal Technologies, Inc.
Kansas Wheat Update
Justin Gilpin, CEO, Kansas Wheat Commission
HRW Wheat Crop Microbiology and Impact of Laboratory Milling
Jeff Gwirtz, Ph.D., JAG Services, Inc.
Improving Uptime with Insight
Bill Ritchie, Buhler, Inc.
Maintenance Reliability
Edward LaPreze, CMRT, Pepper Maintenance .