These education offerings offer opportunities beyond the one-hour sessions.

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Opening Workshop

Idea Exchange

Expo Pods

Student Day

Opening Workshop

Are You Prepared for What is to Come?

History and Future Path of the Food Safety Modernization Act

Sunday, Feb. 23, 7-10 a.m.

John Mueller, Food Protection Services, Carmel, IN

David Fairfield, NGFA, Atlantic, IA

Dr. Angela Shaw, Iowa State University, Ames, IA

 

How does the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) affect your facility, your customers and the industry at large? Get the answers to these questions and learn about the expectations created by the FSMA and how to reform operational policies and procedures to be in compliance with the act.

The session will begin with a brief history of the FSMA, its objectives and resources available to assist the grain and feed industry with this food safety law.  Next, Dr. Angela Shaw of Iowa State University will provide an update on current mandates being enforced and any others in the pipeline for enforcement. The workshop will conclude with John Mueller of Food Protection Services, who will provide practical implementation and operational strategies to conform to the current mandates as well as insight on current federal auditor reports from the industry. A panel Q&A session will be held at the completion of the presentations.

Idea Exchange

Sunday, Feb. 23, 10:30-Noon

The EPC has selected 12 presenters to share their cutting edge products or unique ideas at this popular annual event. These brief presentations will highlight the industry value of each innovation.

The Idea Exchange program will consist of two parts. “What’s New?” focuses on new and unique products, and “Why Don’t They? …  I Did!” concentrates on recent advances made at industry facilities. The Idea Exchange is open to all registered attendees.

Why Don’t They?... I Did!

South Dakota Wheat Growers – CERT – Grain Engulfment Rescue Trainer

 

What’s New?

AgriDry LLC – CFlow Dryer Controller with Moisture Sensor and ADLInk

AIB International – The updated AIB International Consolidated Standards for Inspection

Bruker Optics Inc – Bruker Automation Autosampler/Matrix F

CompuWeigh Corp – Super SmartChoice

Compu-Watt – Intelligent Junction Boards for Thermocouples

EBM Mfg Inc – Belt Lifting Tool

Aokin AG – Aokin Rapid Kinetic My Control System

J&M Industries – Internal Strapping System

KC Supply Co – Rescue Auger

MatrixGroup – inSite

The Lakeland Companies – Extron Ground Pile Monitoring System – GPM

 

Expo Pods

Monday, Feb. 24 and Tuesday, Feb. 25

Expo Pods offer an up-close look for up to 30 participants at a time who want a hands-on educational experience on a particular piece of equipment.

This year’s Expo Pods will feature conveying equipment, including drag conveyors, screw conveyors, belt conveyors and bucket elevators. Each of these four types of equipment will be represented in three pods for a total of 12 sessions over two days. Pod discussions will focus on initial design considerations for new installations, maintenance and upgrading of existing equipment as well as troubleshooting and problem solving.

Pod 1: Drag Conveyers

 

Monday, Feb. 24

10--10:45 a.m.

Initial Design, Essmueller Co

 

1:45-2:30 p.m.

Maint/Upgrading,

RN Conveyance Co Inc

 

Tuesday, Feb. 25

10:30-11:15 a.m.

Troubleshooting, Schlagel Inc

Pod 2: Screw Conveyers

 

Monday, Feb. 24

10-10:45 a.m.

Initial Design, Screw Conveyor Corp

 

1:45-2:30 p.m.

Maint/Upgrading,
WAM USA Inc

 

Tuesday, Feb. 25

10:30-11:15 a.m

Troubleshooting,
Essmueller Co

Pod 3: Belt Conveyers

 

Monday, Feb. 24

10-10:45 a.m.

Initial Design, Hi Roller

 

1:45-2:30 p.m.

Maint/Upgrading, GSI

 

Tuesday, Feb. 25

10:30-11:15 a.m.

Troubleshooting, Intersystem

Pod 4: Bucket Elevators

 

Monday, Feb. 24

10-10:45 a.m.

Initial Design, Riley Equipment

 

1:45-2:30 p.m.

Maint/Upgrading, Sweet Mfg

 

Tuesday, Feb. 25

10:30-11:15 a.m.

Troubleshooting, The Lakeland Companies/Sukup Mfg

Student Day

Monday, Feb. 24

At Student Day 2014, students from local colleges and universities will visit with exhibitors in the Expo Hall and participate in focus group discussions. These discussions will give students an opportunity to identify programming and resources to aid their transition into grain industry careers and find out about opportunities for increased interaction with industry professionals.

Student Day 2014 will begin with a brief orientation followed by lunch in the Expo Hall.  From noon to 2 p.m., students will browse exhibits and network with over 370 exhibiting companies. From 2:15 to 3:15 p.m., students and faculty will reconvene in the meeting room for the focus group session.

Student Day participation entitles students (and accompanying faculty members) to a complimentary three-day registration and GEAPS Student membership through one year past their graduation date.

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