Short Courses

Oil Mill Operators Short Course

84th Oil Mill Operators Short Course

TBA 2016



Organized by:

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 12, 2015
Registration 3:00 - 5:00 PM - Hotel Lounge
Mixer 5:00 - 6:30 PM - Hotel Lounge
Monday, April 13, 2015 - Grand Conference Room, AGP Headquarters
7:20 AM Bus departs for AGP, Continental Breakfast at Headquarters
8:00 AM Introduction to Course - Rich Clough
8:15 AM "Keynote Address" - Mark Sandeen
9:15 AM "Soybean Seed Quality" - Seth Naeve
10:00 AM Break
10:15 AM "Assessing the True Cost of Intentional Process Changes" - Tim Kemper
10:45 AM "Bringing the Entire Collection of the Oil Mill Gazetteer to Your Fingertips Online" - Julie Mosbo
11:20 AM Lunch provided at AGP
1:00 PM

Tours - Bus Provided

  • Intersystems
  • Union Pacific Bunker
4:30 PM Return to Hotel
Tuesday, April 14, 2015
7:20 AM Bus departs for AGP, Continental Breakfast at Headquarters
8:00 AM "Optimum Soybean Meal Quality" - Gordon Denny
9:00 AM "White Flake and SPC" - Richard Ozer
9:45 AM Break
10:00 AM "Economics of Enhanced Soybean Meal Quality" - Nick Bajjalieh
11:00 AM "Trading Rules: Meal Claims Process/Issues" - Speaker TBA
11:30 AM "Roll Metallurgy" - Thorsten Muenker
11:55 AM Summer Convention Update - IOMSA President John Rever
12:00 PM Adjourn
Nick Bajjalieh Integrative Nutrition, Inc., Decatur, IL
Rich Clough Food Protein R&D Center, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX
Gordon Denny United Soybean Board
Tim Kemper DeSmet Ballestra, Marrieta, GA
Thorsten Meunker AGP, Omaha, NE
Bill Morphew Crown Iron Works, Minneapolis, MN
Seth Naeve University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
Richard Ozer Crown Iron Works, Minneapolis, MN
Mark Sandeen AGP, Omaha, NE

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 (800-247-1345) during class hours.



The conference will be held at AGP Headquarters, Omaha, Nebraska.

Ag Processing, Grand Conference Room

12700 W. Dodge Road

Omaha, NE 68103



A block of rooms has been reserved at the Hilton Garden Inn WEST for short course participants. Room rates at the Hilton are $95+tax and RESERVATIONS MUST BE MADE BY FRIDAY, MARCH 20th, 2015. Please mention the Oil Mill Operators Course or Food Protein to receive the block rate.

Hilton Garden Inn Omaha West

17879 Chicago Street

Omaha, NE 68118



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.