Kansas State University’s IGP Institute is hosting a specialized five-week, online course that will highlight the quality control and quality assurance aspects of the flour milling process. This course is focused toward operative millers and quality assurance personnel, but would also be helpful for plant personnel at any level of experience in all parts of the milling process. The offering will be held Nov. 10 – Dec. 12, 2014.

"The goal of Quality Control/Quality Assurance in Flour Milling offering is to enhance the knowledge and skills of all those involved in the milling process," Fowler says. To accomplish this, Fowler will co-instruct the course with Rebecca Miller, research assistant professor and director of wheat quality.

Fowler has expertise in technical flour milling, plant operations management and food and employee safety programs from his time in the industry and in the classroom. His lessons for this course focus on the impact of the milling principles on flour quality, sampling procedures and process control.

Miller has a diverse background of knowledge in the areas of wheat and flour quality and baking and cereal chemistry. She will cover topics including a review of wheat classes and uses, flour quality characteristics analysis, mixing property analysis, dough analysis and flour additives.

Along with gaining valuable knowledge, course participants will also receive one continuing education credit upon the competition of this training. That credit can be applied toward the Grain Processing and Management credential offered in partnership through the IGP Institute and GEAPS. To learn more about the credential program please visit the GEAPS website at: www.geaps.com.

This training is just one example of the offerings conducted by the IGP Institute. In addition to flour milling and grain processing, IGP offers trainings in the areas of feed manufacturing and grain management, and grain marketing and risk management. To learn more about the training opportunities at IGP visit the IGP website at www.grains.ksu.edu/igp. To register for the course go to

www.igpevents.grains.ksu.edu.