Short Courses

Oil Mill Operators Short Course

85th Oil Mill Operators Short Course

April 2017

Des Moines, IA


Organized by:

Process Enineering R&D Center (Formerly Food Protein R&D Center) at Texas A&M University System
Extraction and Protein Technologies Program
and the
International Oil Mill Superintendents Association


Register by Fax or Mail | Register Online



This day and a half course will cover a wide variety of topics associated with oilseed processing plant operations. The goal is to present the tools and information needed to improve operations by increasing efficiency and optimizing human and plant assets.
Course Objectives
  • To receive the latest information on improving plant operations

  • Obtain latest safety and regulatory updates

  • Learn about emerging technologies and trends in the industry


Program Schedule
Sunday, April 10, 2016
Registration 3:00 - 5:00 PM - Hotel Lounge
Mixer 5:00 - 6:30 PM - Hotel Lounge, Sponsored by Minnesota Soybean Processors
Monday, April 11, 2016 - Conference Room, Holiday Inn
8:00 AM Introduction to Course - Rich Clough
8:15 AM "Update on high oleoic soybeans, new traits and identity preservation" - Dave Tegeder
9:15 AM "Industry update/trends" - Adolfo Subieta
10:00 AM Break
10:15 AM "Comprehensive heat recovery through the use of plate heat exchangers" - Mohamed Abid
11:00 AM "Recent Trends in Oilseed Processing" - Doug Reuscher
11:45 AM Lunch, Sponsored by DeSmet Ballestra
12:30 PM

Tours - Bus Provided

  • Pioneer/DuPont R&D Facilities, Johnston, IA
5:000 PM

Dinner and Baseball Game - bus provided

  • Iowa Cubs vs. New orleans Zephyrs
Tuesday, April 12, 2016
8:00 AM "FSMA compliance and GHC" - David Fairfield
8:45 AM "Industry Update" - Chas Teeter
9:45 AM Break
10:00 AM "Process efficiency improvements due to maintenance and training" - Thorsten Muenker
11:00 AM "Vegetable Oil Processing and the recent advancement, an overview" - MS Alam
11:55 AM Summer Convention Update - IOMSA President Leroy Schmitt
12:00 PM Adjourn
Dave Tegeder Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Johnston, IA
Rich Clough Food Protein R&D Center, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX
Adolfo Subieta DeSmet Ballestra, Marietta, GA
Mohamed Abid Solex Thermal, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Enrique Diaz R&D Equipment Co.
David Fairfield National Grain and Feed Association
Chas Teeter Crown Iron Works, Minneapolis, MN
Thorsten Muenker SWICO, Netphen, Germany
Mohammed Alam Food Protein R&D Center, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX
Leroy Schmitt IOMSA President, Minnesota Soybean Processors, Brewster, MN




Registration fee for the workshop is $150. Click here for online registration
or mail applications to:  

Food Protein R&D Center

Texas A&M University System

Texas Engineering Experiment Station

2476 TAMU

College Station, TX 77843-2476


Mailed applications should be accompanied by a check made out to TEES (Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station). You may also register and pay online at Because of the heavy demand for the limited short course spaces, registration fees are not refundable.  However, participating organizations will be allowed to send substitute personnel.


Sessions will be of an informal nature, and it is recommended all participants wear casual clothes. The course is entirely for the benefit of the registrants.  Questions and comments will be welcome at the end of each speaker’s presentation. The right to substitute speakers and change the schedule as necessary to expedite the course is reserved. Faxes for registrants may be addressed in care of “Oil Mill Operators Short Course” to (979) 845-2744.  Emergency calls may be made to the participants at (515-283-0151) during class hours.



The conference will be held at the Holiday Inn, Des Moines, IA, Conference Room

1050 Sixth Avenue

Des Moines, IA 50314



A block of rooms has been reserved at the Holiday Inn for short course participants. Room rates at the Holiday Inn are $99+tax and RESERVATIONS MUST BE MADE BY SUNDAY, APRIL 3, 2016. Please mention the Oil Mill Operators Course or Food Protein to receive the block rate.

Holiday Des Moines Downtown

1050 Sixth Avenue

Des Moines, IA 50314



Contact Rich Clough ( or 979.862.2262)
or Cyndi Casanova, Short Course Coordinator
( or 979-845-2741)
for additional course information or if you need assistance with registration.