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Spots Still Open For IAOM Fundamentals of Milling Courses in Cremona, Italy

Date Posted: February 19, 2013

Recently we announced open enrollment for two new Resident Milling Course offerings being held in March 2013 in Cremona, Italy.

Together with Ocrim's International School of Milling Technology, IAOM is offering technical milling courses, which are modeled after the basic and advanced milling courses IAOM offers at Kansas State University.

Students may enroll in one or both weeks of classes.

There are still a few openings left in these brand new course offerings!

You have the chance to enroll in one or both courses but TIME IS RUNNING OUT!

Registration will close soon on these courses so hurry and REGISTER NOW before it's too late!!

Fundamentals of Milling I

Course Date: March 11-15, 2013 (registration closes 3/4/2013) This is a technical training course intended for employees, supervisors and managers closely associated with flour milling plant operations.

Participants will be introduced to general flour milling plant operations including the grain elevator, cleaning, conditioning, milling, packaging and warehouse departments.

Special focus will be placed on grain cleaning, conditioning and milling equipment role in the milling process and system flow sheets.

Wheat quality characteristics as well as the cleaning and conditioning impact on mill processing will be qualitatively explored.

Flour quality specifications and quality measurements will be identified for basic bakery product systems.

In addition to lecture and discussions, participants will be engaged in hands on laboratory and pilot scaling milling exercises.

Fundamentals of Milling II

Course Date: March 18-22, 2013 (registration closes 3/11/2013) This is a technical training course intended for employees, supervisors and managers directly associated with flour milling plant operations.

Participants will be introduced to a variety of technical and economic analytical tools for milling process evaluation.

Technical tools to be presented include product granulation, cumulative ash, step chart development, and flow sheet equipment allocation analysis.

Economic tools to be discussed include yield management, divide milling and the impact of moisture on profitability.

The impact of wheat characteristics, cleaning and conditioning on mill operations will be quantitatively explored.

Selected roller mill grinding, sifting and purification variables will be examined in depth.

Special emphasis will be put on mill balance and troubleshooting skill development during hands on laboratory and pilot scale milling exercises.


(includes tuition, laboratory fees, books, special instruction, materials, field-trip transportation, and lunch on class days; fees do not include lodging and evening meals)

IAOM Members - €1,900

Non-Members - €2,000

LOCATION: Ocrim's International School of Milling Technology | Cremona, Italy

LODGING: Ocrim has reserved a block of rooms at the Hotel Continental for a special rate of €65/night.

This rate includes breakfast. Students will be responsible for their hotel, meals outside of the course, incidentals, and travel to/from Cremona.

Register Online

Don't miss this opportunity to empower your employees with tools and problem-solving skills that will help them make and implement recommendations based on technical and economic considerations!

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