GEAPS provides a series of webinars throughout the year. Presented by industry experts, these interactive webinars are designed with grain industry professional in mind—about topics you care about.

We welcome you to join us for these webinars to learn, ask questions and connect with the presenter and others.

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Upcoming Webinars

Five Ways Automation Can Enhance Your Operation

Thursday, March 21, 2024
11:00 a.m. Central

Join us for this special sponsored webinar from CADARO. Royce Schulte, COO at CADARO, will share with us five ways automation can enhance your operation. He’ll discuss how better measurement methods can improve accuracy, reduce operational costs and increase overall efficiency for grain handlers. 

This webinar will provide attendees with insight on the rising importance of automation in the grain industry, specifically focusing on dry materials’ flow measurement. Schulte will also share information about how grain handlers can use automation to enhance precision while streamlining their processes.  

This webinar is brought to us by CADARO. By participating in this webinar, you are agreeing to share your contact information with CADARO.

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About the Speaker

Royce Schulte

As COO at CADARO, Schulte guides the organization with more than three decades of agriculture sales, marketing and business development experience across North America. He assembled a team that propels the growth of CADARO, a tech firm, that offers digitally-integrated measurement solutions for grain, fertilizer, and feed processors” 

The Top Ten Mistakes Leaders Make and How to Avoid Them 

Wednesday, April 17, 2024
11:00 a.m. Central

A fun yet engaging look at the mistakes leaders too often make and more importantly, how to avoid them and sidestep these common pitfalls. Filled with real-life stories and examples, this presentation has application to everyone in the room— whether you lead you or supervise others. From good relationships to providing feedback to serving your team, this is content we use immediately.  

About the Speaker

Ted Schick
Schick Corporate Learning

Ted Schick is a retired Naval officer who rose from the enlisted ranks. He has been leading people for more than 30 years. Schick has 26 years of teaching experience, from US Navy instructor to high school teacher to corporate trainer to owner of Schick Corporate Learning. 

Schick earned a Bachelor of Arts in business from the University of Wisconsin, Madison and a teaching certificate from Bemidji State University. He received his Master of Education degree from the University of Minnesota, Duluth with his final thesis, “Mentoring in a Corporate Environment.” 

Schick is active in his community, involved with Mentor Duluth, Spirit Mountain Ski Patrol, Animal Allies Humane Society and Cloquet’s Friends of Animals. In his spare time, Schick is a stand-up comedian, fitness instructor and triathlete. 

Evolving Combustible Dust Regulations—What You Need to Know

March 15, 2024
11:00 a.m. Central

This presentation provides an in-depth analysis of significant updates in combustible dust safety standards, focusing on the transition from NFPA 652 to NFPA 660.  

It highlights the evolution of combustible dust regulations, underscoring the critical need for uniform safety protocols across various sectors to mitigate risks associated with combustible dust hazards. 

The session introduces the Dust Hazard Analysis (DHA) as a cornerstone of NFPA 652, elaborating on its role in identifying and managing combustible dust risks. In addition, it discusses the persistent challenge of combustible dust explosions and the influence of regulatory oversight on enhancing industry adherence to safety standards. 

This presentation concludes by discussing the introduction of NFPA 660, which promises more stringent safety requirements and wider-reaching implications for industry practices.This shift is designed to consolidate and streamline safety standards, improving general process safety and making it easier for states to adopt these codes. 

The ultimate goal is to transform the approach businesses take towards ensuring a safer handling of combustible dust, thereby reducing the likelihood of dust-related incidents and promoting a culture of safety. 

This webinar will be educational for all, but geared toward plant engineers, plant managers, project managers and EHS professionals. 

This webinar is brought to us by ADF Engineering. By participating in this webinar, you are agreeing to share your contact information with ADF Engineering. 

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About the Speaker

Matt Williamson
ADF Engineering

Matt Williamson is the Director of Engineering at ADF and has more than 30 years of process engineering and project management experience. 

Matt is an expert in dust mitigation, having conducted over 100 DHAs for various industries.  

He has been published multiple times in magazines, has been a recurring guest on the Dust Safety Science Podcast, and is an internationally recognized expert on combustible dust and related regulations.  

Matt studied at the University of Kentucky, earning a degree in chemical engineering, is a licensed professional engineer, and is a member of the American Oil Chemists Society. 

As a leader at ADF Engineering, Matt guides a team of engineers on a variety of process development and improvement projects in the Food, Feed, Bioscience, and Consumer Product Industries. 

Previous Webinars

Previous GEAPS webinars are available for free to GEAPS members in our Video Library. Filter by “Past Webinars” to see the full list.