Education with GEAPS
GEAPS is committed to providing numerous educational opportunities to teach current and future generations of grain handling and processing professionals the latest trends and best practices. GEAPS offers training material in a variety of formats, including in-person courses and facility tours, interactive hands-on training and online offerings.
GEAPS/K-State Distance Education Program
GEAPS and Kansas State University have produced an award-winning distance education program. Take any of the 26 courses from anywhere with internet access, and show your commitment to learning about the grain industry with the only formal grain handling and processing credentials. Each course takes roughly 10 hours to complete. Learn more about courses, or the GEAPS/K-State Credentialing Program.
GEAPS chapters offer facility tours and presentations by industry experts. To find a chapter near you or to look for upcoming chapter meetings, check out the Chapters section of the website.
The Hands-on-Training (HOT) program emphasizes learning by doing. Participants are taught how to safely operate, maintain and repair common conveying equipment through demonstrations, practice and immediate feedback. Participants will work in small groups over two and a half days on site at the HOT training facility at Kansas State University. Learn more about the HOT Program.
Grain Elevator Managers (GEM) Course
This course benefits individuals who are responsible for supervising grain facilities.
Training focuses on the science behind practices used in grain management. New managers will learn the information they need to correctly interpret the experiences they will have when managing grain quality, and the insight they will require when evaluating the practices used by their predecessors.
- Personnel management
- Grain elevator safety
- Grain quality characteristics
- Inventory management
- Aeration principles
GEAPS and Grain Journal Magazine provide free webinars throughout the year. These webinars often recap Exchange presentations or preview material from distance education courses. They are all presented by industry experts. Learn more about GEAPS/Grain Journal webinars.
GEAPS Exchange offers four days of education covering topics selected and developed by industry pros. The annual event brings together members from across the country to see what’s new in the grain industry and participate in over 40 hours of educational sessions. Learn more about Exchange educational programs.
As the grain industry continues to grow and evolve, having well-trained, well-educated and thoroughly prepared leaders is more important than ever. GEAPS Leadership Education and Networking Workshop (GLEAN) is designed specifically to help meet those essential needs. The summer conference focuses on building and honing communication and leadership skills.