WASHINGTON — The North American Millers’ Association has created a NAMA Instructor of Milling position at Kansas State University to be funded by NAMA. NAMA has a long history of supporting the Department of Grain Science and Industry at Kansas State University, including funding a scholarship program and providing guidance for curriculum development.

“NAMA’s support of this new position shows the importance we place on the milling science program at K.S.U. and our commitment to see it succeed,” said Breck Barton of Cereal Food Processors, Inc. and NAMA’s Milling Science and Operations Committee Chairman.

NAMA said the new instructor will teach existing undergraduate courses and laboratory sections in milling/grain processing, equipment selection and maintenance, process and operations management, and related safety and regulatory issues in the Milling Science Management program. The instructor also will support related programmatic efforts such as student advising, student recruitment, internships and job placement, curriculum development, and service on departmental committees. NAMA will participate in the search process that will begin this summer.

NAMA is a member of the advisory board of the Department of Grain Science and Industry, and in this role provides counsel to the faculty, staff and students regarding the department’s teaching, research and outreach missions, as well as advice on and support of special projects such as strategic planning, and student recruitment and placement.