MANHATTAN, KANSAS, U.S. — Focusing on correct grain quality management the IGP Institute hosted the GEAPS/KSU Grain Elevators Management course for those who work in the operations, procurement, management and other grain holding roles.

The course provided grain elevator managers and industry professionals with the information needed to correctly manage grain quality, and the insight required to evaluate practices used in elevators. Participants also had the opportunity to network and learn from each other’s experiences.  

“The information given is great and having the ability to get networking and feedback from other people’s experience was the best part of the course,” said course participant Shayne Abele, grain elevator superintendent at Farmers Grain company. 

A variety of topics were covered in classroom lectures, which helped participants to focus on the science behind the practices used in grain management. They also had the opportunity to practice grain grading in the classroom and get a better understanding of the factors that play into grain quality. 

“We covered a wide range of topics such as inventory management, aeration, human resources, equipment maintenance and grain handling,” said Carlos Campabadal, course manager and grain storage and feed manufacturing outreach specialist. “Information covered in the course also gave participants a better understanding of how grain quality is affected through storage.” 

The next offering of the GEAPS/K-State Grain Elevator Managers course is May 5-8, 2020. For more information about the course or to register visit the IGP Institute website.