MANHATTAN, KANSAS, U.S. — Educating managers on the best practices for maintaining quality grain is the goal of the offering from the Kansas State University (KSU) IGP Institute and Grain Elevator and Processing Society (GEAPS. The GEAPS/KSU Grain Elevators Managers course will be held May 7-10 in Manhattan, Kansas, U.S.

The course will benefit professionals who work in operations, procurement, management or other grain handling roles. Topics discussed in the course will include grain quality management, fumigation, aeration and human resources.

“GEAPS/KSU Continuing Education program is enhancing its joint offerings by developing a Grain Elevator Managers course,” said Carlos Campabadal, IGP Institute outreach specialist for feed manufacturing and grain quality management. “This course will cover topics that help grain elevator operators, managers and other people working in the grain industry maintain grain during storage and handling.”

Robert Taylor, president of GEAPS International, said the program will include both interactive and land classroom learning components to help reinforce.

“As the knowledge resource, GEAPS is excited to expand our partnership with Kansas State University,” said Taylor, who also is assistant vice-president of operations and regional operations manager at Cargill. “This offering will help managers learn the core skills to maintain grain quality, enforce safety best practices and ensure facilities are getting proper return investment.”