FOSS, of Eden Prairie, Minn., donated two near infrared (NIR) analyzers for use in classroom teaching and research at Kansas State University’s Department of Grain Science and Industry.


One of the machines, the Profoss in-line flour analyzer, is installed in the Hal Ross Flour Mill on the university's Grain Science Innovation Campus. The other machine is an NIRS DS2500 flour analyzer that will be used at the mill as well as in the Shellenberger Hall teaching and experimental milling laboratory. The Department of Grain Science and Industry is the only place in the world that offers undergraduate education in milling, bakery and feed science, and a graduate program in grain science. It is also home to the International Grains Program.