KANSAS CITY — Hayden Wands, vice-president of global procurement, commodities at Grupo Bimbo S.A.B. de C.V., Dallas, will offer a baker’s view of wheat quality as part of a keynote presentation at the Wheat Quality Council’s annual meeting set for Feb. 18-21 in Kansas City.
The meeting will also feature a forum Feb. 20 titled “The Science of Wheat Quality.” Topics include wild wheat, genetic markers, hybrid wheat and genomics for quality improvement.
Robert A. Sombke, vice-president of quality assurance and technical services at North Dakota Mill, will moderate the forum. Scheduled speakers for the forum include: Chad Shelton, Albaugh L.L.C.; Kevin Kephart, Indigo Ag; Edward Akhunov, Kansas State University; Will Zorrilla, Earth’s Harvest; Stephen Baenziger, University of Nebraska; Sarah Battenfield, Syngenta; and Jesse Poland, Kansas State University.
On Feb. 21, Brian Walker, technical services manager of Miller Milling, and Vance Lamb, technical services manager of ADM Milling, will moderate reviews of the lines entered for hard spring wheat and hard winter wheat quality testing.
The WQC meeting will conclude with a closing luncheon and presentation.
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