September 23, 2014

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Grain Operations, Processing Courses Open for Registration

Registration is open for the last round of courses for 2014 from the Grain Elevator and Processing Society (GEAPS) and Kansas State University Distance Education Program. The schedule includes two courses in the grain operations credentialing track and one for the new grain processing credential.

If you’re looking to improve daily operations, GEAPS 500: Introduction to Grain Operations Management provides basic, but comprehensive information about operations and handling procedures at grain facilities with an emphasis on safety. This course is designed for new hires or others who want to broaden their operations knowledge. Course material covers main elevator types, components, and equipment; grain receiving procedures; sampling, testing, and grading; binning; housekeeping and maintenance; and more. Completion of this course confers credit toward the Credential in Grain Operations Management.

Offered for the first time, GEAPS 501: Management Basics for Grain Facility Supervisors provides a comprehensive overview of supervisor responsibilities and key management practices. The course covers policies and procedures, safety management, accounting, budget management, inventory management, capital project management, employee management, marketing and transportation, maintenance, insurance, and regulatory compliance. Completion of this course confers credit toward the Credential in Grain Operations Management.

Register for GEAPS 500 and GEAPS 501, which both run November 3 through December 5, is available at

Find out how adjustments in your milling process can impact flour quality and characteristics with IGP 530 Quality Control/Quality Assurance in Flour Milling. This course covers wheat classes and uses, milling process and impact on quality, flour quality characteristics analysis, mixing property analysis, dough analysis, sampling and online analysis, statistical process control, and process adjustments and flour additives. Completion of this course confers credit toward the Credential in Grain Processing Management.

Register for IGP 530, which runs November 11 through December 12.

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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