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Enroll by Feb. 11 For IAOM 2014 Fundamentals of Milling Courses in Cremona, Italy ... March 17-21 and March 24-28

Date Posted: January 28, 2013

The IAOM is proud to announce that it will once again be holding Fundamentals of Milling courses in Cremona, Italy, in 2014 at Ocrim’s International School of Milling Technology.

The Ocrim school and training center, located in the center of Ocrim’s manufacturing workshops, allows participants to take advantage of a classroom setting with a nearby lab, as well as a full machine production center.

In addition, a small pilot mill is available, all these resources combining to both complement and deepen expertise in mill processing.

Fundamentals of Milling I will be offered March 17-21.

This technical training course intended for employees, supervisors and managers closely associated with flour milling plant operations.

Topics include: general flour milling plant operations including the grain elevator, cleaning, conditioning, milling, packaging and warehouse departments.

Grain cleaning, conditioning and milling equipment role in the milling process and system flow sheets will be covered.

Other topics include wheat quality characteristics, flour quality specifications and quality measurements.

Fundamentals of Milling II will be offered March 24-28.

This technical training course is intended for employees, supervisors and managers directly associated with flour milling plant operations.

Topics include technical and economic analytical tools for milling process evaluation including product granulation, cumulative ash, step chart development, and flow sheet equipment allocation analysis.

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

Other topics include wheat quality characteristics, cleaning, and conditioning on mill operations; selected roller mill grinding, sifting, and purification variables; and mill balance and troubleshooting.

Dr. Jeff Gwirtz of JAG Services will instruct both courses.

Dr. Gwirtz taught the courses last year and has also provided exceptional consultant and volunteer services to IAOM over the years.

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

• 1 course: IAOM Members - €1,950

• 1 course: Non-Members - €2,050

• Both courses: Member - €3,700, Non-member - €3,900

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 €69/night. This rate includes breakfast. Students will be responsible for their hotel, meals outside of the course, incidentals, and travel to/from Cremona.

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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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