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Education Opportunities Abound

IPPE is free this year, making it possible for entry-level employees to gain knowledge

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For years the feed industry has faced a monumental challenge. How do we recruit the next generation of the industry ... and how do we mold them into future leaders?

One strategy is to take a young person with talent and a willingness to learn and train them in the skills they need to be successful, rather than hiring employees with the “right” background or abilities.

Is there someone that you manage that shows promise? This year’s International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) Marketplace is a perfect opportunity to have them gain industry knowledge.

IPPE Marketplace is free to sign up for this year and has dozens of learning opportunities for every level of the feed industry.

Some of my favorites this year seem basic at first, but go into detail about some of the fundamental equipment employees will be working with throughout their careers. These courses teach not only what the equipment does but how it does it. How equipment functions is vital information for anyone who plans on working in the industry long term.

Be sure to check out these opportunities:

Feed Conditioning
Track: TECHTalks: Feed Equipment & Supplies
Sponsors: Andritz
Presenter: Marci Howes, Communications Coordinator

Principles of conditioning and its effects on the rate/quality of feed processing.

Horizontal versus Vertical Hammer Mills
TECHTalks: Feed Equipment & Supplies
Sponsor: Buhler Inc.
Presenter: Claire Weichelt, Process Engineer

In this TECHTalk, we will go over key differences between horizontal hammer mills and vertical hammer mills. We will cover advantages and disadvantages of both systems as well as which processes each is most applicable to. After listening in, you will gain a basic understanding of the operating principles of horizontal and vertical hammer mills, as well as which one is more suited to your process.

Roller Mills verus Hammermills
Track: TECHTalks: Feed Equipment & Supplies
Sponsor: Andritz
Presenter: Marci Howes, Communications Coordinator
The principles of particle reduction and which application suits your animal feed needs best.

But this is just the beginning. Hundreds of feed equipment manufacturers will have a virtual presence in the marketplace where employees can watch demonstrations and ask questions about products. There are also other free opportunities such as the Feed Education Forum, the product forum and dozens of other TECHTalks, most of them on demand.

So if anyone in your mill needs to learn the basics or brush up on their skills, this year’s free IPPE Marketplace offers the perfect opportunity.

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