For this month's Faculty Spotlight, we are featuring our North American Millers' Association (NAMA) Instructor of Milling, Frances Churchill.
Churchill currently teaches Principles of Milling, Milling Science I and Milling Processing Technology Management.
When asked what her favorite course to teach is, Churchill said it was a tough question. "I enjoy turning grain science students on to our processes and industries in Principles of Milling. I also enjoy working with senior-level students in Milling Processing Technology Management, incorporating all of their experience that they've had so far."
Churchill said that she chose the grain science industry because she loved the connection to wheat farming and baking. "Growing up on a typical, small Kansas farm, I was playing in the wheat field and taking trips to the local elevator at a very early age, as well as learning how to bake bread.
Churchill said that her advice to future students is to take as many science and mathematics classes in high school as possible.