Stream the Education Right to You
Just because you couldn’t make it to Exchange 2011 in Portland, Ore., doesn’t mean that you missed out completely. Now, you can view two great presentations recorded live at Exchange:
“Monitoring CO2 in Grain Bins: Putting the Research to Work” (29 minutes)
—Bob Marlow, regional operations manager, The Andersons, Delphi IN
“Responding to an Emergency” (41 minutes)
—Chuck Kunisch, facility manager at Michigan Agricultural Commodities, Marlette, MI
“These recordings expand the reach of our annual conference,” says GEAPS International President Mark Fedje, “Every year, the Exchange educational program offers valuable, practical material that people can take back to work and put to use. But if you couldn’t attend in person, you were pretty much out of luck. That has now changed.”
The recorded presentations are narrated PowerPoints. Companies or individuals may view them as many times as they would like over a period of six weeks. The fee is $150 for members and $225 for non-members. (GEAPS is charging a fee to recoup the cost of recording and posting the sessions online.)
Companies or facilities can gather their employees and show the presentation to groups for the same cost.
Online Education Programs Available Now
The two sessions offered online were selected by GEAPS’ Educational Programming Committee as being the “best of the best” at Exchange 2011. Here are brief descriptions:
“Monitoring CO2 in Grain Bins: Putting the Research to Work”
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As grain deteriorates, it naturally gives off CO2. However, where there are insects and mold in the grain, additional amounts are generated. By measuring the levels of CO2 in steel tanks, concrete storage or ground piles, and tracking them over time, facilities gain information about what is actually occurring in the grain mass. This information offers another valuable tool in the battle to preserve grain quality because if you know where and when problems are occurring, you can take appropriate remedial action. This common-sense presentation, by Bob Marlow regional operations manager, The Andersons, in Delphi IN, is an introduction to the topic of monitoring CO2 and presents ways in which companies can implement monitoring techniques.
“Responding to an Emergency”
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If a grain dryer fire (or other emergency) occurs at your facility, you’re not going to have much time to consider the options. In fact, you will need to act immediately. This presentation, by Chuck Kunisch of Michigan Agricultural Commodities, puts you in the front lines during a real-life grain dryer fire at Marlette, MI. What should you do? When should you do it? How? Who’s responsible for getting it done? How do you coordinate the response? Issues of public safety, emergency response, facility security, crowd control and chain of command surface almost immediately. This presentation literally demonstrates the complex challenges that arise rapidly during a fire or other emergency. As Kunisch notes, “It can happen to anyone.” Is your company ready?