WQC meeting to highlight the science of wheat quality

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Hayden Wands, vice-president of Global Procurement, Commodities at Bimbo Bakeries USA, Dallas, Texas, U.S., will provide a baker’s view of wheat quality as part of a keynote presentation at the Wheat Quality Council’s annual meeting set for Feb. 18-21 in Kansas City.

In addition to Wands’ presentation, the meeting will feature a three-hour forum on Feb. 20 titled “The Science of Wheat Quality.” Topics include wild wheat, genetic markers, hybrid wheat and genomics for wheat quality improvement.

Robert A. Sombke, vice-president of quality assurance and technical services at North Dakota Mill, will moderate the forum. Scheduled speakers for the Feb. 20 forum include: Chad Shelton, Albaugh LLC; Kevin Kephart, Indigo Ag; Edward Akhunov, Kansas State University; Will Zorrilla, Earths Harvest; Stephen Baenziger, University of Nebraska; Sarah Battenfield, Syngenta; and Jesse Poland, Kansas State University.

On Feb. 21, Brian Walker, technical services manager of Miller Milling, and Vance Lamb, technical services manager of ADM milling, will moderate reviews of the lines entered for hard spring wheat and hard winter wheat quality testing.

The WQC meeting will conclude with a closing luncheon and presentation.

Source:  world-grain.com

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