U.S. Wheat Associates (USW) has successful working relationships with educational partners across the United States. USW links overseas customers directly to the wheat they purchase and to the farmers who grow it by sponsoring participants at short courses, bringing trade delegations to the United States, creating end product seminars and sending experts overseas. USW’s world-class educational partners include:
The IGP Institute serves Kansas and U.S. commodity organizations through its global education center housed in the Grain Science Complex on the campus of Kansas State University in Manhattan, KS. This complex is home to the International Grains Program Conference Center, Hal Ross Flour Mill, O.H. Kruse Feed Technology Innovation Center, and the Bio-processing and Industrial Value Added Program. Its mission is to offer innovative technical programs to enhance the market preference, consumption and utilization of U.S. cereal grains, oilseeds and their value-added products for the global grain industry. Course offerings are led by KSU faculty and industry professionals in the areas of flour milling and grain processing, grain marketing and risk management, and feed manufacturing and grain quality management. Along with on-campus training, our faculty lead customized on-location workshops as well as distance education courses.
Northern Crops Institute
The Northern Crops Institute (NCI) is a collaborative effort among North Dakota, Minnesota, Montana, and South Dakota to support the promotion and market development of crops grown in this four-state region. NCI is an international meeting and learning center that brings together customers, commodity traders, technical experts, and processors for discussion, education, and technical services. Situated on the North Dakota State University campus in Fargo, ND, this unique facility is only minutes from the farm fields that yield much of the world’s food.
Wheat Marketing Center
Tel: (503) 295-0823
The Wheat Marketing Center (WMC) in Portland, OR, provides technical training and grower workshops, innovative research, product development and crop quality testing services. WMC promotes U.S. wheat by demonstrating its quality and functionality in Asian noodles, crackers and biscuits, tortillas and flatbread, and other baked products. Pilot-scale production lines, state-of-the-art quality testing equipment, and technical expertise provide great value to our state wheat commission partners, wheat industry stakeholders, and millers and food manufacturers worldwide.
California Wheat Commission Wheat Quality Laboratory
Tel: (530) 661-1292
Built in 1990, the California Wheat Commission laboratory in Woodland, CA, has the equipment necessary to evaluate common and durum wheat milling quality, flour chemical analysis, physical dough testing, semolina analysis, bake and noodle production tests, pasta analysis and many other products. The Commission is available to work with customers on quality assurance, product development, problem solving, quality control training, and research. The laboratory and its staff have gained respect in the domestic and international marketplace as a premiere source of technical information and assistance.
Crop Quality Partners
Grain Industry Partners