Knowledge Resource Center
Search summaries of educational sessions from GEAPS Exchange events. Members who couldn’t attend our annual event or are interested in specific topics will find these summaries very helpful.
Dr. Dirk Maier, Iowa State University, during a Greater Iowa Chapter meeting, presented on best practices for drying, aerating and managing corn and soybeans given this year’s delayed and extended harvest season. Topics include: • High capacity drying and the challenges of working with wet corn at lower temperatures • Aeration and stored grain quality […]
Grain inspection experts warn that the 2019 fall harvest will bring quality challenges for many. These difficulties may vary by region, and include: • Weathered grain • Green or immature grains • Frost-damaged kernels • Mold or fungus issues. All of these challenges create marketing issues for producers. For end users; whether they are processors, […]
Professor - Agricultural and Biosystems Engineer, Iowa State University
Vice President Global Education, Utility Energy Systems
This session helps all levels of grain elevator employees receive a comprehensive introduction to price risk management. Learn about your firm’s role in today’s challenging markets. How does your firm increase the grain flow and enhance margins, all while providing opportunities and service to your customers? This presentation features an overview of the Cash, Futures, Options and OTC markets along with specific risk management applications.
Coordinator, Global Food Systems Initiative, Kansas State University
Prepare to think differently! Explore the complex and interdependent systems that make up the global food system. Learn about the impacts on agriculture, transportation, business, and other elements if any part of the system fails or faces unplanned circumstances. Participants will be challenged to expand beyond typical thinking and consider sociological and psychological inputs when decision making during challenging circumstances.
vice president safety and regulatory affairs, National Grain and Feed Association
Regulatory changes occur with each presidential election. Being proactive and understanding how new regulations will impact your business is paramount to your success in the industry. This will provide an update on emerging regulatory issues within the Occupational Safety and Helath Administration (OSHA) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
vice president operations, Food Protection Services
With new Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) regulations in place, the grain industry can expect an increase in Food and Drug Administration (FDA) inspections. This guide will provide an explanation of the forms FDA auditors use, aspects they look for in a facility and what qualifications a competent technician is required to have.
managing consultant, Trinity Consultants
Air quality rules may appear complicated and mysterious, but more often than not, basic knowledge that anyone can acquire will keep projects and operations moving along smoothly. Learn which regulations apply to your facility and how to ensure compliance.
professor, agricultural and biosystems engineering, Iowa State University
The Food Safety Modernization Act was passed in January 2011, but the supporting rules have only recently begun to be implemented. This summary covers an overview of the rules and details about practical consequences with reasonable alternatives.
associate professor, dept of ag economics, Montana State University
As the world population grows, the U.S. agribusiness industry continues to be a leader in developing new ways to produce food. Examine this blueprint for a modern, collaborative, private-public research framework used to share food production knowledge.
chief of the Applied River Engineering Center, US Army Corp of Engineers
Using the upper Mississippi River to transport grain is efficient and vital to our industry. As the environment is under increased focus, we want to ensure reliable navigation channels, positive fish and wildlife benefits and future economic and environmental sustainability. Learn how this can be done.
corporate safety director, McCormick Construction Co
You have a construction project at your facility and need a contractor; the lowest bid may not be the best! Make a confident choice by determining the contractor’s experience and safety record and reviewing past construction projects.
director of safety and regulatory affairs, National Grain and Feed Association
During 2015, Congress approved a surprising increase of OSHA penalties. This topic covers that change along with rulemakings and interpretations on issues such as industry enforcement, injury and illness recordkeeping and rolling stock fall protection.
research associate, department of biological & agricultural engineering, Kansas State University
This double session features presentations on the practical application of four current grain handling research projects being undertaken by NC213, a research consortium of public universities doing grain handling research since 1976. The group is meeting in conjunction with GEAPS Exchange 2012. The session discusses four topics, with this paper focused on updating the calculation of bushels from volumetric measurements.
program specialist, Iowa State University
This double session features presentations on the practical application of four current grain handling research projects being undertaken by NC213, a research consortium of public universities doing grain handling research since 1976. The group is meeting in conjunction with GEAPS Exchange 2012. The session discusses four topics, with this paper focused on solving analytical problems at processing plants.
assistant professor of food science and human nutrition, Iowa State University
This double session features presentations on the practical application of four current grain handling research projects being undertaken by NC213, a research consortium of public universities doing grain-handling research since 1976. The group is meeting in conjunction with GEAPS Exchange 2012. The session discusses four topics, with this paper focused on creating food safety and recordkeeping plans for the Food Safety Modernization Act.
professor, agricultural economics, University of Nebraska - Lincoln
Corn is still a staple food and feed commodity, but increasingly large amounts of it have been diverted to the ethanol stream. With food prices rising and poor people in large parts of the world scrambling to find their next meals, the boom in corn-based ethanol production raises some important ethical and environmental questions. In this session, Dr. Richard Perrin, an agricultural economist at the University of Nebraska, will shed light on some of the key dilemmas in the ethanol industry.
U.S. Grains Council
What are the implications of the ethanol boom? They extend well beyond the U.S. and Canada. This session discusses supply-and-demand issues that bridge local and international concerns, as well as the increasing opportunities for exporting distillers dried grains, and the already-significant demand for the co-product in Asia, Mexico, Egypt and other regions.