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Texas A&M University 81st Annual Oil Mill Operators Short Course ... April 14-16 ... Minneapolis, MN

Date Posted: April 14, 2013

College Station, TX—The Food Protein R&D Center at Texas A&M, and the International Oil Mill Superintendents Association offer annual Oil Mill Operators short course.

April 14-16, 2013 in Minneapolis, MN.

Course organizer Rich Clough states, "This year we will continue to focus on sustainability issues such as how to improve meal and oil quality.

"Attendees will hear about such potential and the processing strategies that can benefit the mill and their customers.

"There will also be talks on process safety management, how to save energy, and potential regulatory changes on combustible dust.

"Once again we have a very experienced and talented lineup of speakers who will help bring immediate value to the processing facilities.”

This day-and-a-half short course moves to different cities each year to encourage attendance from regional crushers.

Clough notes “Minneapolis is attractive because it is close to the upper Midwest facilities, and we will have the exciting opportunity to tour the headquarters of Crown Iron Works, and Bühler.

:We also have very nice accommodations at the historic Depot and we can unwind Monday night at the Twins game against the LA Angels of Anaheim.”

Course Objectives:

• To receive the latest information on improving plant operations

• Obtain latest safety and regulatory updates

• Learn about emerging technologies and trends in the industry

Who Should Attend: - Oilseed crush plant operators and anyone interested in oilseed processing and the many uses of its products.

Meeting location and hotel: Presentations at the Renaissance Depot Hotel, Block of rooms at the Renaissance Depot Hotel - Mention “Oil Mill Operators” for special rate of $99.00 Tel: 612-375-1700; http://www.TheDepotMinneapolis.com


Sunday April 14, 2013

Registration ... 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm, Hotel Atrium

Mixer ... 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm, Hotel bar

Monday April 15, 2013, Rock Island Meeting Room

7:30 am Continental Breakfast

8:00 am Introduction to Course, – Rich Clough - Food Protein R&D Center -College Station, TX (979) 862.2262

8:15 am "The value of enhanced soybean meal quality" – Greg Engelke - Cornerstone Resources, LLC, Minneapolis, MN (651) 636.8034

9:00 am "Process safety management" – John Mulholland - N. Hunt Moore and Associates - Collierville, TN (901) 362.3267

9:45 am Break

10:15 am "Preparation and extraction practices to improve soybean meal and oil quality" - Bruce MacKinnon - Crown Iron Works Company, Minneapolis, MN (651) 639.8900

11:00 am "Processing of canola for efficient solvent extraction" – Michael Lierau - Buhler, Inc., Minneapolis, MN (763) 847.9900

11:45 am Lunch

1:00 pm Tours – bus provided

 Crown Iron Works

 Buhler

4:30 pm Return to Hotel

Evening special event - Twins baseball game – hosting LA Angels of Anaheim

Tuesday April 16, 2013, Rock Island Meeting Room

7:30 am Continental Breakfast

8:00 am "Optimization of extraction plants to improve oil and meal quality" – Adolfo Subieta - DeSmet Ballestra, Marietta, GA (770) 693.0061

9:00 am "Combustible dust: NFPA, OSHA update" – Jess McCluer - National Grain and Feed Association, Washington, DC (202) 289.0873 x23

9:45 am Break

10:00 am "Plate heat exchangers for seed/grain/bean and meal thermal processing" – Farah Sköld - Solex Thermal, Calgary, Alberta, Canada (403) 254.3500

10:45 am "Vegetable oil processing and the recent advancement. An overview" – Mohammad Alam - Food Protein R&D Center, Texas A&M, College Station, TX (979) 845.2740

11:45 pm Summer Convention Update – IOMSA President Doug Kennedy - PYCO Industries, Inc., Lubbock, TX, (806) 632.0744 12:00 pm Adjourn

For more information and registration see Food and Protein R&D Center http://foodprotein.tamu.edu or contact Rich Clough at 979-862-2262 or rclough@tamu.edu

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