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NEWSREVIEW KSU names Grain Science and Industry Department head MANHATTAN, KANSAS, U.S. - The College of Agriculture at Kansas State University (KSU) has announced Gordon Smith as the new head of the Department of Grain Science and Industry. Smith will also direct the International Grains Program Institute, located in Manhattan, Kansas, U.S. He will served as a co-author on food science book chapters and has developed or co-developed gies in food manufacturing. He has traveled to present his research throughout the U.S. and globally to places such as the U.K., Belgium, Germany and India. Among the professional societies in which Smith belongs are the American Chemical American Meat Science Association. In the private industry sector, Smith has been recognized for business critical patents, consumer and business impact, product development, innovation and leadership excellence. "Dr. Smith brings astute and prudent leadership, and a wealth of ideas, energy and exdean of KSU's College of Agriculture. "I am looking forward to working with him as he settles into his new role, and as he provides visionary leadership for our Department of Grain Science and Industry." Smith brings a wealth of industry and academic experience to KSU, the university said. Prior to this new role, he worked nine years as vice-president and research fellow innovation team in Omaha, Nebraska, U.S. He has also worked in research and develop- Sara Lee, in Memphis, Tennessee, U.S. "My career has focused on translating science into meaningful products for consumers," Smith said. "I believe educational excellence is rooted in great teaching in conjunction with motivated students and faculty. Cutting-edge research can expose students to current science, and our students, faculty and staff have an opportunity to impact the world through interacting with the industries we serve." In his new role, Smith said he hopes to continue the great tradition of the Department of Grain Science and Industry at KSU while striving to make the department even more relevant to students, the industry and consumers of grain products. The diversity of the department, he said, is a key advantage that can be further leveraged to address critical challenges. Smith received his bachelor's degrees in chemistry and biology from the University of Tennessee at Martin. He completed a master's degree in organic chemistry and doctorate in food science from Texas Smith A&M University. As a food science scholar, Smith has authored or co-authored published research involving food product creation, food product tests and shelf-life stability. Smith also has For more information, see Page 114. / World Grain / February 2015 17

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World Grain - February 2015
Table of Contents
From the Editor-in-chief - Easing embargo on Cuba a world gain
Calendar of Events
119th Annual IAOM Conference and Expo
News Review - NIBULON reports record grain, oil crop exports
Nidera building silo on Danube in Romania
Algeria’s cereal imports increase by $3.5 billion
ADM strengthens Unilever relationship
Cargill’s net earnings up 41%
Grain, biofuel shipments surge at Port of Prince Rupert
CHS reports 56% increase in first-quarter earnings
KSU names Grain Science and Industry Department head
Port of Paranaguá sets record for grain handling
Bullish economics may force grain prices lower
IGC forecasts world wheat production at 701 million tonnes
Carr’s Milling profit up on strong performance
Bay State Milling expanding in Arizona
AGRANA earnings drop 25%
Canada introduces act to modernize grain industry
Grain Market Review - Rice
Country Focus - Syria
Feature - Ethiopia Striving for Grain Surpluses
Feature - CWB Taken off Life Support
CWB's Asset List
Feature - Europe's Largest Port Keeps Growing
Deep History
Feature - Grain Experts Analyze Black Sea
Feature - Investment analysts guarded about 2015
Feature - Another year of advances
Rice Quarterly - Milling Properties of Commingled Rice
Vietnam’s outlook for rice exports mediocre for 2015
Myanmar’s rice exports to China surge
African countries focus on boosting rice production
Thai rice exports to dominate
Feature - U.K. Milling Industry checking for soy in flour
Feed Operations - Upgrade ideas for your feed mill
Feature - Comparing Major Soybean Exporters
Feature - The importance of Landscaping
Feature - Global feed tonnage increases
Supplier News
Product Showcase
World Grain Archive
Ad Index/Reader Information Form International Faxback Program

World Grain - February 2015