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GEAPS/K-State Offer Five Grain Operations Courses

Registration is now open for five grain operations courses from the Grain Elevator and Processing Society (GEAPS) and Kansas State University (K-State) Distance Education Program in March, including one course in Spanish.  

These online courses run from March 14 – April 15, and registration closes Tuesday, March 8. Courses are open to anyone, even if they are not a GEAPS member or a student enrolled at K-State. Online registration and more information on individual courses are available on the GEAPS/K-State Distance Education Program website.  

GEAPS 501: Management Basics for Grain Facility Supervisors
This course will provide an extensive overview of the main duties, responsibilities, and expectations of grain operations supervisors and managers. It will cover essential duties, topics, and roles supervisors and managers need to understand, and why they are important.

GEAPS 520: Grain Quality Management in Spanish
This Spanish-language offering is a resource for anyone responsible for grain quality, including those who work with storing and conditioning, aerating, drying, pest control, or mycotoxin management. Participants learn about quality control and measurement methods, and international grain-grading standards.

Get more information or register for the International Powder & Bulk Solids Exhibition & Conference, May 3-5, 2016

GEAPS 540: Entry Level Safety
Lectures identify the main risks of working in the industry, discuss precautions and emphasize the need to learn and follow company and facility safety and health policies. This course is a great resource for new grain industry workers, but also serves an excellent safety refresher for more experienced employees.

GEAPS 544: Preventing Grain Dust Explosions
This course provides an overview of what causes grain dust explosions, how to prevent them, and the potentially disastrous consequences of explosions. It will also provide insight on how to gauge the effectiveness of control measures, and how companies should prepare to respond to explosions.

GEAPS 551: Materials Handling II
Learn the principles of dry bulk material flow, material properties and characteristics, components, and selection of equipment and other considerations.

Tuition for GEAPS/K-State continuing education courses is $670 for GEAPS members and $850 for non-members. For more information about the courses or to register, visit the GEAPS website, contact Katya Morrell at [email protected], or call (763) 999-4300.

The Grain Elevator and Processing Society (GEAPS) is an international 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 grain handling, storage, and processing operations needs by providing the finest networking, professional development programs, and access to a global marketplace of equipment, services, and technology solutions providers. GEAPS global network of industry professionals includes more than 2800 individual members from about 1150 companies.

Get more information or register for the International Powder & Bulk Solids Exhibition & Conference, May 3-5, 2016

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