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BEET SUGAR PROCESSING SCHOOL

 




 

BEET SUGAR AGRICULTURE SCHOOL

 

 

From:       T. K. Schwartz 

Date:       January 8, 2014

Prospectus for the 2014 McGinnis Institute of Beet Sugar Technology Beet Sugar Process Schools

 

 
 

The McGinnis Institute of Beet Sugar Technology (MIBST) is an educational program conducted at Colorado State University, under the auspices of the Beet Sugar Development Foundation.  The MIBST consists of two, two-week intense training sessions in various important aspects of Sugar Beet processing.  The program is held the latter part of June and first part of July each year.

 

  2014   June   2 - 13      Beet End School           Schedule       Instructors
  2014   June 16 - 27     Sugar End School         Schedule       Instructors 

 

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The Beet Sugar Agriculture School (BSAS) is an educational program conducted at various institutions around the US, under the auspices of the Beet Sugar Development Foundation.  The BSAS consists of one week of intense training in various important aspects of Sugar Beet Agriculture practices and technology.  The program is held the last week in July each year.

 

Prospectus for the 2014 McGinnis Institute of Beet Sugar Technology  Beet Sugar Agriculture School 

Please find, below, information on the 2014 McGinnis Institute of Beet Sugar Technology, Beet Sugar Agriculture School.  Please note that enrollment forms are due in the BSDF office by May 2, 2014.  Please make sure that the enrollment form and information are distributed to the correct people. 

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What is the principal objective of the MIBST?




 

What is the principal objective of the BSAS?

The MIBST is intended to provide in-depth information on theory, practices, and techniques applicable to the processing of sugar beets, with the aim of upgrading the profit contribution potential of participating students from the various member companies.

 




The BSAS is intended to provide in-depth information on theory, practices, and techniques applicable to selected agriculture related subject matter to upgrade the profit contribution potential of participating students from the various member companies.

What subject matter is included?




What subject matter is included?

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   >  The Beet End   > The Sugar End  > Enrollment Form as a PDF  > Enrollment Form as a Word Doc




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         > Agriculture School    > Enrollment Form  Word Doc.  > Enrollment Form PDF
     

 

Who are the instructors?




Who are the instructors?

Qualified instructors from both the beet sugar industry and from the academic community are provided.  Each is selected for expertise and experience in the particular subject.




Qualified instructors from both the beet sugar industry and from the academic community are provided.  Each is selected for expertise and experience in the particular subject.

 

Who should attend the MIBST?




Who should attend the BSAS?

While primarily aimed at employees directly engaged in the operations aspects of beet sugar companies, a variety of personnel can benefit from this course, among these being: administrative personnel can benefit by better understanding the process within the factory; agronomic personnel can benefit by understanding the interaction of beet quality with factory operations; support industry personnel can benefit by being able to better serve their customer.




While primarily aimed at employees directly engaged in the agricultural aspects of beet sugar companies, a variety of personnel can benefit from this course.  Process related and administrative personnel can benefit by better understanding the agronomic aspects of raising a good quality sugar beet crop. 

 

The BSAS is currently restricted to employees of member and associate member companies of the BSDF.  In the near future, the BSAS will be available to companies outside the BSDF.  Exceptions to this rule can be requested through the BSDF office.

 

What to expect from participation:




What to expect from participation:

Expect to experience an intense two weeks of training. Each of the courses are taught on a college level basis, and could easily be equivalent to a semester class.  You are certainly not there to memorize, but to absorb and learn.  You will be provided a notebook, with the instructor's notes.  It will be beneficial for you to take your own notes to supplement those provided.  This will serve as excellent reference material in the future.

 

Expect to meet counterparts from other companies.  They will exchange thoughts and ideas with you and you with them, and everybody concerned will gain.

 

Expect to enjoy the challenge.  If you attend with the right attitude, the positive, expectant one, you will thoroughly enjoy your MIBST experience.




Expect to experience an intense week of training.  Each of the courses are taught on a college level basis, and could easily be equivalent to a semester class.  You are certainly not there to memorize, but to absorb and learn.  You will be provided a notebook, with the instructor's notes.  It will be beneficial for you to take your own notes to supplement those provided.  This will serve as excellent reference material in the future.

 

Expect to meet counterparts from other companies.  They will exchange thoughts and ideas with and you with them, and everybody concerned will gain.

 

Expect to enjoy the challenge.  If you attend with the right attitude, the positive, expectant one, you will thoroughly enjoy your BSAS experience.