OVERLAND PARK, KAS. — ADM Milling has offered a “wheat school” that has expanded since its inception nearly 10 years ago. The school combines lab and classroom activities for customers, employees and others involved in the flour industry.
ADM Milling, a business unit of Chicago-based Archer Daniels Midland Co., to date has hosted 43 wheat schools and had more than 650 participants. Growing wheat, milling, flour analysis and applications in the laboratory are some of the subjects covered.
ADM Milling hosts the wheat school at its technical facility in Overland Park, but the school can go on the road, too, said Nick Weigel, vice-president of technical services. The school may be customized, such as for a company’s marketing group, he said. The school also could allow people working in procurement to learn more about the agricultural side of the business, said Tess Brensing, technical products manager.