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:

An Overview on Corn Processing

Thursday, April 16, 10 a.m.

Kent Rausch, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Corn processing results in a large variety of ingredients and bioproducts used in human and animal foods as well as industrial products.This webinar discusses corn wet milling, dry milling and dry grind processes.

Presenter: Kent Rausch

Kent D. Rausch is an associate professor of agricultural and biological engineering in corn processing at the University of Illinois. He received B.S. and M.S. degrees from the University of Missouri in agricultural engineering and his Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign in food and bioprocess engineering. He is the author or co-author of more than 75 peer-reviewed publications and more than 155 published abstracts on corn processing, co-products and membrane separations. He has also studied nutrient flows and concentrations in the corn wet milling and fuel ethanol processes.

Construction Project Team Integration

Date: TBD

Greg Franzen, Faithful & Gould

Aeration Management and Control Decisions

Tuesday, June 23

There are several factors that impact a manager’s decision about when to run aeration fans. Grain quality preservation is a primary factor. However, energy cost and availability, equipment functionality, weather conditions, employee management, marketing, fumigation schedules and inventory control are other factors to consider. This webinar will discuss the decision process involved in determining the right aeration plan for your facility.

Presenter: Dr. Carol Jones

Dr. Jones’  is one of only a few grain storage engineers in the United States. Her research and extension program focuses on methods to keep grain and seed in the best quality possible. She has lectured in 10 different countries including the Middle East, Europe, and South America. Her dielectric sensing research has resulted in methods used for quality assessment and insect identification. Her lab is currently focused on new and unique force modeling techniques and will lead to new safety equipment and methods for determining storage structure viability.

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!