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Grain Drying, Safety Management, Material Handling Courses

July 8, 2014

Registration is open for three courses from the Grain Elevator and Processing Society (GEAPS) and Kansas State University Distance Education Program. GEAPS 524: Grain Drying, GEAPS 540: Safety Management for Grain Facilities and GEAPS 552: Materials Handling III run September 2-October 3.

GEAPS 524: Grain Drying covers basic principles of grain drying, with strategies for improving energy efficiency. This course is recommended for anyone from facility operators to dryer manufacturers and sales staff. Completion of GEAPS 524 counts towards the Specialist Credential in Grain Quality Management.

GEAPS 540: Safety Management for Grain Facilities provides fundamental safety techniques to help minimize the most significant work safety and health risks and is designed for operations management staff and those responsible for safety and health training.  This course brings graduates closer to the Credential in Grain Operations Management (CGOM).
       
GEAPS 552: Materials Handling III introduces key information about powered-transmission design, system design and other affiliated systems used to move and store grain and related commodities. Management, operations, and maintenance staff will find this course useful. Completion of this course confers credit toward the Specialist Credential in Grain Handling Equipment Management.
      
Courses are administered entirely online and consist of 10 hour-long lectures developed and peer-reviewed by industry specialists. Tuition is $625 for GEAPS members and $795 for non-members. To register, please visit www.geaps.com. Registration closes Aug. 26. For more information about the courses or the GEAPS/K-State Distance Education Program, contact Rose Miller at rose@geaps.com or Chuck House at chuck@geaps.com, or call 952-928-4640.

The Grain Elevator and Processing Society (GEAPS) is a professional association that supports its members and the industry by serving as the knowledge resource for the world of grain handling industry operations. GEAPS addresses the industry’s critical operations needs by providing the finest networking, education and professional development programs. GEAPS global network of industry professionals includes more than 2800 individual members from about 1150 companies.

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