MANHATTAN, KANSAS, U.S. — The Grain Elevator and Processing Society (GEAPS) and Kansas State University (KSU) are offering the GEAPS/KSU Grain Elevator Managers courses. The goal is to help managers achieve important concepts within the grain industry such as grain quality, personal management and inventory strategies.
The first course will be held Jan. 21-24, 2020, and a second offering will be held May 5-8, 2020. Both offerings will be located in Manhattan, Kansas, U.S.
“This training allows operators, managers and professionals from the grain science industry an opportunity to gain the information they need to properly handle and store grain,” said Carlos Campabadal, grain storage and feed manufacturing outreach specialist.
Course participants will discuss topics such as personnel management, grain quality management, grain handling equipment, grain drying, grain operations costs, grain inventory management, grain receiving and shipping, grain condition monitoring, grain aeration strategies and fumigation.
Tiffany Harmon, food safety and quality assurance manager at Garden City Co-op and a past participant in the courses, said the information presented on grain handling and quality control systems is something she will take back to her company.
“This course gave me a great amount of information and knowledge on how to properly manage grain elevators,” Harmon said. “The instructors were very knowledgeable, and it was nice seeing them put their own real-world work experiences in their presentations. It helped us tie those experiences into our own jobs.”
The training costs $670 for GEAPS members and $1,000 for non-members. To register or learn more about this course, please visit www.bit.ly/GEM2020.