Travels to Jordan and Egypt with U.S. Wheat Associates

David Hahn, Ph.D., NCI Director of Business Development and Technical Services, traveled to Jordan and Egypt with U.S. Wheat Associates (USW) for in-plant meetings with major pasta manufacturers and mills. The goal of the activity is to benchmark the industry and identify technical capabilities of the manufacturers visited; identify potential training that USW in cooperation with NCI can develop to address the technical deficiencies; identify any quality and economic benefits that HRS and HRW wheat may provide to the manufacturers; and develop an agenda for a “Pasta Flour Short Course” in 2015 at NCI in Fargo or IFIM in Morocco. While Dave was in Egypt, he had the opportunity to visit some of the historic sites.