The Department of Grain Science and Industry has unique pilot facilities and laboratories. Modern
teaching and research facilities include a pilot flour mill, feed mill, bakery, extrusion laboratory, and grain storage and handling facility. In addition, more than 10 cereal chemistry laboratories are equipped with state-of-the-art instruments to conduct fundamental, applied, and disseminative res...earch. The department has more than a 100-year history of academic interest in the milling industry with particular emphasis on milling and baking properties of wheat cultivars. The wheat milling facilities range from a bench-scale mill (batch of 0.5 kg
of grain) to a pilot mill with a capacity of 6 MT/8h. Specialty dry mills also are available to purify, fractionate, and grind any, including all cereals, legumes, pulses, spices, and gums. Lab-scale facilities are available for cleaning, conditioning, and milling small samples on a Miag Multomat, Buhler Mill, Brabender Quadrumat, and bench top mills with variable flows. Plans for a wet-milling laboratory for grain are progressing.