The Knowledge Resource for the World of Grain Handling and Processing Industry Operations

GEAPS and Grain Journal Magazine team up to provide a series of free webinars throughout the year. Topics include previews of distance education courses, current industry and operational topics, and both previews and recaps of Exchange education sessions.

These webinars are interactive and allow you to learn, ask questions and connect with the presenter using your work or home computer.

Upcoming Webinars:

Facility Design: Maximizing Efficiency and Throughput
Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2 p.m.
Dr. Kurt Rosentrater, Iowa State University

Grain elevator facilities have grown and evolved from simple storage sites to large, high throughput and highly automated processing plants. This trend is driven by the consolidation of country elevators due in part to local economic conditions and changing railroad regulations. Increased demand for grain storage space, especially as yearly harvests increase, is another reason for this growth. This session focuses on facility design as it relates to overall efficiency and throughput. Learn how to design and prioritize short- and long-term plans for grain facilities to meet ever-changing industry demands.

Presenter: Dr. Kurt Rosentrater

Dr. Kurt Rosentrater is executive director and CEO of the Distillers Grains Technology Council, a non-profit organization dedicated to education and outreach to improve the value and use of distillers grains, coproducts from beverage alcohol and fuel ethanol manufacturing. He is also an Associate Professor at Iowa State University. For almost two decades he has actively pursued research to improve the use of grains and co-products, and has been developing a variety of new applications.

Continuing Education Units

To help participants maintain credentials earned through the GEAPS/Kansas State University professional development and continuing education program, some webinars are approved for one-tenth (0.1) continuing education units (CEUs). For more information on CEUs, contact Melissa with GEAPS.

Previous Webinars

All previous GEAPS/Grain Journal Webinars are available online. You can use any of these presentations at your meetings as a handy Program-in-a-Box.

Topics include:

  • Small Changes – Big Impact!: Social and Environmental Responsibility in the Grain Industry
  • Workplace Fatigue Exposure: Factors, Effects, and Mitigation
  • Improving Grain Dryer Efficiency
  • Inspection and Maintenance of Aging Concrete Facilities
  • Grain Entrapment Prevention
  • Grain Operations in Canada
  • and many more!