Hayden Flour Mills wins Martha Stewart Contest and $10,000

Hayden Flour Mills, an Arizona upstart flour producer of heritage grains, will receive a major publicity push from living mogul Martha Stewart after her company announced Friday that the mill won a national contest focusing on artisanal goods.

The business was named one of 10 winners in the Martha Stewart American Made awards. It will win $10,000 along with exposure in Stewart’s magazine, Martha Stewart Living, as well as on her satellite radio channel and website. There is also an event in New York in early November.

Jeff Zimmerman started his company in 2010 with an idea, the rights to the historic name of the flour, but little else. Piece by piece, he assembled what he needed to create the kind of soft flour he grew up with in the farm country of North Dakota.

Zimmerman found seed specialists who had the kind of heritage wheat varieties that used to flourish in Arizona. He found farmers willing to plant them. He bought a massive stone mill and found a restaurateur, James Beard Award winner Chris Bianco, who had the space for him to house it.

His flour has been sold to several chefs and bakers. It is available on the shelves in a dozen Whole Foods Markets in the Phoenix area, Zimmerman said.

Wheat harvested in Queen Creek, Arizona on Friday, June 29, 2012. Jeff Zimmerman is growing heritage grains and selling them under the old Hayden Flour Mills brand.(Photo: Michael McNamara/The Republic)

Wheat harvested in Queen Creek, Arizona on Friday, June 29, 2012. Jeff Zimmerman is growing heritage grains and selling them under the old Hayden Flour Mills brand.(Photo: Michael McNamara/The Republic)

“The growth is faster than we can handle,” he said.

Zimmerman has moved his mill out of Bianco’s Phoenix bakery and sandwich shop, Pane Bianco, and into temporary quarters in Gilbert.

He is working with farmer Steve Sossaman to create a home for his mill close to some of the land where the wheat is grown. Zimmerman said it will cut trucking and production costs, and serve as a showcase for the milling process. He expects the operation to open in November.

Zimmerman said more farmers are interested in planting the ancient grain varietals. He started with Sossaman and two other farmers planting three varieties of wheat. He now has six farmers planting 14 types.

Zimmerman hopes the organic and heritage flour market can grow like the organic and heritage vegetable market. He is telling bakers they should buy their own mills, even though it would cut into his business, since he believes it will raise interest in the locally sourced wheat.

“A rising tide lifts all boats,” Zimmerman said. “We are close to leading the country with our grain movement.”

by Richard Ruelas, The Republic | azcentral.com 9:44 p.m. MST October 17, 2014

JTIC 2014: Half way through!

Tom and Darren from the International Milling Directory today completed another first day at a cereals, milling, nutrition and equipment industry exhibition and conference – JTIC.

Stand number H8 is where Darren and Tom operated from with new 2015 media files, latest magazines and International Milling Directories. Tomorrow will continue until mid afternoon at Reims Congress Centre, France.

Successful meetings with International Milling Directory members: Alapala, Buhler, Ocrim, Bastak, Silos Cordoboa, Privé, Mühlenchemie, Ugūr Makina, Sefar and many more were held.

See you there tomorrow!

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Albion flour mill silos demolished

October 8, 2014

 – Brisbane Times and Sun-Herald journalist

“For years they towered over Brisbane’s inner-north. But on Wednesday, with no fanfare, they were consigned to history. The Albion flour mill’s silos, which stood tall even after an arson attack destroyed the mill itself last year, were demolished on Wednesday to make way for new unit blocks.”

The former Defiance flour mill at Albion

The former Defiance flour mill at Albion

The Albion flour mill has been demolished to make way for new unit blocks. Photo: Glenn Hunt

 

Read more: http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/queensland/albion-flour-mill-silos-demolished-20141008-1139cl.html#ixzz3FdaNrjo4

Anatolia Flour Industrialists’ Association annual meeting 2014

Conference hall

Conference hall

The 2014-2015 harvest year evaluation meeting” was held in the Perissia Hotel in Ürgüp, Cappadocia from Friday 12th to Sunday 14th September. The Anatolia Flour Industrialists’ Association (AFIA) hosted the meeting. In the meeting, the aim was to bring together the flour and cereals sectors, the future of wheat, the strategic importance of wheat in the world and the Turkish harvest results were evaluated together with the Turkish Grain Board (TMO) and the sector’s leading representatives. Foreign language interpreting was provided for bilateral meetings with international suppliers for imported wheat. Exhibitions, debates, trips and social programs went ahead with the participation of the companies as well as a panel entitled “The Future of Wheat in Turkey and in the World”. Furthermore, it was organised for the first time during the meeting for the participation of the AFIA representatives working under the larger Turkish Flour Industrialists’ Association (TFIA).

 

Exhibition hall

Exhibition hall

 

Program

Program

Adifo’s Feed Industry Solution Seminar- Copenhagen 2014

International Milling Directory member and advertiser, Adifo, recently undertook a feed milling conference – “Feed Industry Solution Seminar” – in Copenhagen to great success. On Wednesday 17th September, presentation talks were given and carried interest for attendees from across Europe and around the world. Adifo describe it as, “A short impression of Adifo‘s free Seminar on feed sector-related software tools – with 3 business cases (EWOS, NWF, Nutreco) for Nutritionists, R&D managers, Purchase managers,IT managers, Q&C managers.”

You can see more in this video :-

Kansas State University’s IGP Institute announces on-site and distance course offerings for professionals in the grain, flour and feed industries.

MANHATTAN, Kan. – “The challenge to feed a growing global population cannot be achieved without a steady and sustainable grain pipeline from the United States to the rest of the world,” says Dirk Maier, IGP Institute director. With that situation in mind, the IGP Institute team members have been busy making plans for 2015 and are excited to announce their new initiatives for the year ahead.

One of the new opportunities on the horizon is the expanded partnership between the IGP Institute and GEAPS (Grain Elevator Processing Society).

“In addition to coordinating distance trainings in grain handling, starting in January, we will also partner with GEAPS to offer online courses and a credential in grain-processing management,” says Mark Fowler, IGP Institute associate director. Expanding these courses to include processing trainings allows the two organizations to leverage the resources and networks for both organizations.

Along with that, in 2015, the IGP Institute is incorporating more blended-learning opportunities for its participants. Blended learning involves participants completing online training prior to coming to the IGP Institute for the hands-on education.
“By delivering the foundational knowledge through distance courses that allows us to spend the majority of the on-site time applying and demonstrating principles in the mill and labs,” Fowler says. He also says there is increased knowledge retention when material is shared with participants over a longer period of time.

“Distance courses allow students to get a theory and feel online. On-site courses are redeveloped to focus on the hands-on applications,” says Mark Fowler, IGP associate director. “We are changing; we are moving forward.”
One of the ways the organization is changing is to restructure some of its trainings for on-site courses. Two of the June courses have been renamed and refocused. The basic milling course is renamed to IGP-KSU Managing Mill Balance and Control. The advanced milling course is renamed to IGP-KSU Milling Practices to Improve Flour Quality.

“Our courses are three and a half days with the majority of the time applying the material hands-on,” Fowler says.

Another new growth opportunity is coming with an expanded offering in the feed manufacturing and grain management trainings. Plans are being made for more feed safety and feed management courses as well as activities related to grain quality management.

Finally, the IGP Institute continues to maintain its high quality grain marketing and risk management offerings. In addition, plans are underway for partnership trainings with the Northern Crops Institute both domestically and abroad.

To view the full schedules for on-site trainings and distance offerings, see below. For more information or to register for either platform, visit IGP online at www.grains.k-state.edu/IGP. For on-site training questions, contact the IGP program coordinator at telephone: +1 785-532-4070. For distance learning offering questions, contact the distance education coordinator at telephone: +1 785-532-4053.
For More Information Contact: Lisa Moser
IGP Marketing and Communications Coordinator
telephone: +1 785-477-4837; lmoser@ksu.edu.

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2015 IGP Institute On-site Courses
January
IGP–KSU Grain Elevator Managers – Jan. 5–9
IGP–KSU Introduction to Flour Milling – Jan. 12–16
February
AFIA–KSU Advanced Pelleting
March
Buhler–KSU Expert Milling (English) – March 16–20
Buhler–KSU Expert Milling (Spanish) – March 23–27
IGP–NCI Singapore
April
IGP–KSU Grain Purchasing
NGFA–AFIA–KSU Establishing a HACCP for the Feed Industry
May
IGP–KSU Grain Elevators Managers – May 4–8
June
Buhler–KSU Executive Milling (English) – June 1–5
IGP–KSU Managing Mill Balance & Control – June 2–5
IGP–KSU Milling Practices to Improve Flour Quality – June 9–12
CANIMOLT – June 15–19
USW Nigerian Flour Milling – June 16–25
August
IGP–KSU Extrusion Processing: Technology and Commercialization – Aug. 10–14
Buhler–KSU Executive Milling (Spanish) – Aug. 10–14
IGP–KSU Risk Management
RAPCO Poultry
AFIA–KSU Advanced Feed Manufacturing on Maintenance
Buhler–KSU Flowsheet Technology (English) – Aug. 17–21
September
Buhler–KSU Flowsheet Technology (Spanish) – Sept. 14–18
IGP–KSU Feed Manufacturing
October
NGFA–AFIA–KSU Establishing a HACCP for the Feed Industry
IGP–KSU Bulk Solids Handling and Flow
AIBI–KSU Grain Milling and HACCP Workshop
November
RAPCO Feed
Buhler–KSU Executive Milling (English) – Nov. 9–13
IGP–KSU Pet Food 101
December
2015 KSU-GEAPS Distance Courses
Jan. 5–Feb. 6
Registration opens Nov. 17, closes Dec. 16
GEAPS 520 – Quality Grain Management (English and Spanish)
GEAPS 522 – FGIS Grain Inspection Orientation
GEAPS 554 – Equipment Maintenance I
GEAPS 550 – Materials Handling I
Feb. 9–March 13
Registration opens Jan. 5, closes Feb. 3
GEAPS 521 – Aeration System Design
GEAPS 530 – Quality Management Systems
GEAPS 542 – Electrical Safety
GEAPS 544 – Preventing Grain Dust Explosions
GEAPS 600 – Overview of Milling Principles (Processing)
March 16–April 17
Registration opens Feb. 2, closes March 10
GEAPS 500 – Intro to Grain Operations (English and Spanish)
GEAPS 555 – Advanced Equipment Maintenance
GEAPS 540 – Entry Level Safety – new
GEAPS 620 – Grain Receiving, Cleaning & Conditioning (Processing)
April 20–May 22
Registration opens March 16, closes April 14
GEAPS 525 – Management of Insect Pests
GEAPS 545 – Grain Entrapment
GEAPS 510 – Facilities Planning & Design I
May 25–June 26
Registration opens April 27, closes May 19
GEAPS 511 – Facilities Planning & Design II – new
GEAPS 541 – Developing an Effective Safety Culture
GEAPS 551 – Materials Handling II
Sept. 14–Oct. 16
Registration opens July 13, closes Sept. 1
GEAPS 524 – Grain Drying
GEAPS 540 – Entry Level Safety (English and Spanish)
Nov. 2–Dec. 4
Registration opens Sept. 14, closes Oct. 27
GEAPS 552 – Materials Handling III
GEAPS 501 – Management Basics
GEAPS 630 – Quality Control/Quality Assurance Practices in Flour Milling (Processing)
GEAPS XXX – The Grain Industry in Canada: Climate, Crops and People – new

Jordan Family now Lead Shareholders as European Oat Millers targets further growth

Two of the shareholders of European Oat Millers, David and Bill Jordan, have acquired the shares of the company’s chairman Moez Karsan and his wife Naseem Karsan. This gives the two Jordan brothers majority ownership of the business as it embarks on the next phase of its development.

European Oat Millers

European Oat Millers

Founded by the Karsan and Jordan families 30 years ago, European Oat Millers has grown to be the second largest oat miller in Europe in terms of capacity and the largest in terms of b2b market share. Moez and Naseem Karsan managed the company on behalf of the shareholders until 2012, when Alk Brand was appointed as Managing Director.

The Bedford-based company supplies oats and other grain based ingredients to most of the major producers of porridges, muesli, granola and other oat products such as biscuits. The company also operates a world class retail cereal plant producing private label breakfast cereals such as flakes, extruded products and granolas to many of the top retailers in the UK and Europe.

The deal with the Jordan brothers is the latest in a business relationship which dates back to Moez Karsan joining Jordan’s Cereals in the 1980s to help it to introduce the first granola bars into the UK market before the Jordan family sold Jordan’s Cereals to ABF in 2008. Moez and Bill will continue to work together promoting their passion for bio-diversity through the Conservation Grade programme.

“I’m delighted that David and Bill wanted to buy my stake in this great business,” said Moez. “It cements a friendship that has lasted for over 30 years and I know the company will go from strength to strength under their stewardship. After dedicating most of my life to growing European Oat Millers to the sizeable business it is today we have decided to focus our time on other pursuits and family interests.”

Commented Bill Jordan: “The contribution Moez has made to this sector and to European Oat Millers in particular cannot be underestimated. We wish him and his wife an extremely long and happy future. The greatest testament to his achievement will be the continued growth and prosperity of this business, to which we and the management team are dedicated.

“The new European Oat Millers Board will be backing our management team with an investment programme aimed to create substantial additional capacity in our milling business. European Oat Millers will continue to invest to make sure we keep delighting our customers with world class technical and service standards and to help the company to keep expanding its horizons.”

Operating from three sites in Bedford, European Oat Millers employs 150 people and has grown rapidly in recent years with a particular emphasis on export markets. The company has recently joined The Sunday Times International Track 200 league table, highlighted for its export growth over a two-year period which includes exporting globally to markets including India, China and South Africa.

Managing director Alk Brand, who joined the business with a successful track record in grain processing, is bullish about its prospects. “We are seeing sustained growth in export and domestic markets, reflecting the increasing popularity of oats as an ingredient among manufacturers and consumers,” he said. “We are proud to supply blue chip food manufacturers and retailers from our production facilities and will continue to support our customers through investment in innovation and expansion.”