The McGinnis Institute of Beet Sugar Technology is
sponsored by the Beet Sugar Development Foundation and it is a
self-sustaining school of beet sugar manufacturing technology.
PLEASE NOTE THAT THE VENUE OF THE
SCHOOL HAS CHANGED FROM COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY TO THE DOUBLETREE BY
HILTON – STAPLETON NORTH LOCATED AT 4040 QUEBEC STREET, DENVER CO 80216.
The purpose is to instruct beet sugar company employees and other
technologists in the fundamentals and beyond on factory processes, their
application to factory operations and the details of the practical
operations of the unit processes.
Since details of equipment and process vary from factory to factory, major
emphasis will be given to the most commonly used equipment and practices,
but some coverage will be given to other systems still in operation.The courses are designed to make the student more valuable to the
employer and to provide a greater potential for advancement
There are no higher
educational requirements for students.By necessity, instructors will enter into subject
matter involving mathematical, engineering, physical and chemical subjects.Students with little background in these subjects
will find that the instructors will be fundamental where necessary and all
Students are enrolled on the proposal
of regular or associate member companies of the Beet Sugar Development
Foundation.The BSDF Board of Directors approved attendance of
non-member company students on the following basis:Each
student must be sponsored by a member company;
in addition to the normal tuition, a surcharge of $750 per student per
session will be assessed.Space will be allocated to member company students
Prospective students will complete enrollment forms supplied by the
Foundation (see attached) and these must be submitted to the BSDF office
prior to April 25, 2016.Late enrollment is unfair to the student, because without
sufficient time for advance preparation, the student is at a disadvantage.
Unless other advance
arrangements are made with the BSDF by the sponsoring company, all students
will be housed at The DoubleTree by Hilton Denver-Stapleton North Hotel.It is imperative to let us know
by May 13, 2016 for Beet End and June 10, 2016 for Sugar End if a student
has decided to not stay at this hotel.We must inform the Hotel of the rooming list at that
time.Thank you for understanding the importance of keeping
us informed.Hotel registration will be on the Sunday prior to the
class starting on Monday and check out will be on the last Friday of class,
unless other arrangement are made with the BDSF.Classes will be held in Keystone III-IV at the hotel.
Situations can arise just before
classes begin wherein a student has an emergency at home or a physical
problem which makes his or her attendance impossible.The Institution would much appreciate if the sponsor
has someone ‘in the wings’ that could quickly come to Denver to fill that
Breakfast, at the hotel, is
included in the school fee.
The only other meal included in the school fee is the graduation banquet.Companies should provide students with an expense account for meals.Reasonable meals are available at the hotel and in the nearby
Based on an estimated 30 students per session, the
cost for room, instructors and miscellaneous items should not exceed
transportation are not included in this figure.
The instructors will be paid a stipend for each day they teach, plus
transportation and other reasonable costs for food and lodging while they
are required to be in residence
General Plan of Courses
instructors will assume that most of the students have no advanced academic
background.They will pass
from elementary to more advanced material in such a manner to keep the
class in stride.
Following the lecture, written examinations will be given the following
day for most courses.These
quizzes, generally, will be true/false or multiple choice.Upon completion of the tests, the instructor will discuss the
answers with the students.Graded
examinations will be returned to the students. If a student cannot attend
a scheduled class, it is much appreciated that the student inform the
Director and make up arrangements can be made.If assignments/exams are not made up the Certificate of Completion
will not be given until all assignments/exams are complete.Emergencies situations do arise and the MISBT staff is flexible on
making up assignments
End of day’s classes
The long-used McGinnis text is out of
print and has been replaced by the new Sugar Technology - Beet and Cane
Sugar Manufacture.This book will be provided at no extra cost to the
student. Each student will be given a compendium of all instructors’
outlines and notes.These have proven a valuable resource in forward
years as a reference when encountering manufacturing situations and
When making air travel arrangements,
remember to allow
sufficient timefor the student
finish class participation on Friday.We recommend that flight on Friday be schedules
than 2:00pm. The hotel provides free shuttle service to and from Denver
International Airport.There are car rental facilities near the hotel if
the students want to rent a car for just the middle weekend.Those who drive will be required to stay until the
last class lets out on Friday.
is sponsored and directed by the Beet Sugar Development Foundation
on behalf of the Member and Associate Member Companies.It is a self-sustaining school of
agriculture technology and practice.
The purpose of the school is to provide to its
students the basics of sugar beet production, as well as the
latest technology and practices.The course will concentrate on, but not be
exclusive to, that area of the country in which it is being held
in any particular year.The school should increase the knowledge and
heighten the awareness of its students to circumstances they may
encounter in the area of sugar beet production.
There are no educational
requirements for students.However, the courses will be taught at a
Course materials will be made available for student
study and for future information.
Students are enrolled on
the proposal of Regular or Associate Member Companies of the Beet
Sugar Development Foundation.The BSDF Executive Vice President approves
attendance of non-member company students on the following basis:space availability and tuition surcharge of$400 per student
Prospective students will submit filled-out
enrollment forms provided by the Foundation(see attached) and these forms must be
submitted to the BSDF office prior to April 29, 2016.
Unless other advance
arrangements are made with the BSDF by the student and his/her
company, all students will be housed at the
Big Horn Resort, 1801 Majestic Lane, Billings, MT, 59102 (room
reservations will be made by the Beet Sugar Development Foundation
for each student attending classes).Classes will be held at the Lethbridge
Registration will be on Monday July 18th, at 7:30
in the Madison classroom..
Breakfast is included with
registration, dinner will be provided on Wednesday July 20th.Companies should provide students with an
expense account for meals, other than the above.Reasonable meals are available near the
hotel, with both franchised and local eating establishments for a
variety of tastes.
Based on a
total of 25 students, the cost per student will be $1200 single
occupancy for five hotel nights.The price will be adjusted for additional
hotel nights and if the class size varies significantly from the
estimated 25 students. This, of course, does not included meals
and transportation to and from Alberta.
The instructors will be paid
transportation costs, cost of food and lodging while they are in
residence and a daily stipend.
Plan of Courses
The course will concentrate on sugarbeet
seed production and processing.Appropriate reference materials will be provided.
Auditors will not be permitted in the
classes, other than school officials, instructors and executives
of Member and Associate Member Companies of BSDF.