Combine to Customer Program January 2015

By Stephen Hunter

Cigi’s Combine to Customer Programs have started for 2015! We have three dates, one in January, one in February, and one in March. These programs are held for the benefit of producers from western Canada to see first hand the work going on at Cigi as well as to receive presentations and participate in discussions with various representatives of the grain industry value chain.

The January Combine to Customer program wrapped up on January 21st. It was a full house with 29 sponsored participants from Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and Alberta. Multiple tours through Cigi’s technical areas were given which allowed for great questions about the work Cigi does in our facilities.  Our next C to C program happens on February 9-11 when we will welcome another full house of producers at Cigi in Winnipeg.

Class Photo of the January Combine to Customer Program.

Class Photo of the January Combine to Customer Program.


Cigi CEO JoAnne Buth giving an overview of Cigi to participants.

Cigi CEO JoAnne Buth giving an overview of Cigi to participants.


Robyn Makowski and Kristina Pizzi speaking to the group in the Analytical Services lab.

Robyn Makowski and Kristina Pizzi speaking to the group in the Analytical Services lab.


Paul Ebbinghaus giving a tour of Cigi's Pasta Plant.

Paul Ebbinghaus giving a tour of Cigi’s Pasta Plant.


Participants see the multiple fractions of milled wheat.

Participants see the multiple fractions of milled wheat.


Frank showing wheat in the seperate stages of milling.

Frank showing wheat in the seperate stages of milling.


Frank Bergen giving a tour of Cigi's Pilot Mill.

Frank Bergen giving a tour of Cigi’s Pilot Mill.


Gina Boux speaking to participants about Cigi's work with pulses.

Gina Boux speaking to participants about Cigi’s work with pulses.


Participants seeing freshly baked bread being made.

Participants seeing freshly baked bread being made.


Paul Ebbinghaus showing how noodles are made.

Paul Ebbinghaus showing how noodles are made.


Participants trying noodles.

Participants trying noodles.

Here are also some clips of the group during their tour of Cigi’s facilities.