GEAPS, K-State Offer Online Courses on Facility Planning, Quality Management, Drying and Conditioning
Registration is now open for four courses from the Grain Elevator and Processing Society (GEAPS) and Kansas State University in September. These online courses run from Sept. 17 through Oct. 22, and registration closes Sept. 11.
This course covers the key factors and information needed to build new facilities or modernize existing structures. Lectures cover facility types and capacities, storage structures, equipment, layouts and site selection. At the end of the course, participants will lay out a simple facility.
This course 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.
The course 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.
This course teaches the basic principles of milling by covering each step of the milling processing in detail. The first half of the course covers grain receiving, handling, storage and blending. The second half focuses on grain separation and cleaning, and the differences between grain conditioning and tempering. This course will help identify the equipment used in the milling process and apply that knowledge in practical situations.
All four of these courses count towards credentials from GEAPS and Kanas State University. For more information on the certification, visit the GEAPS credential website.
Courses cost $700 for GEAPS members and $965 for non-members. Companies can save up to 20 percent on blocks of registrations with the volume discount program, and lock in the price for three years. For more information about the courses or the GEAPS/K-State Distance Education Program, visit the GEAPS website, contact Melissa Ferguson or call (763) 999-4300.