MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA, U.S. — Registration is now open for the first 2013 distance education courses by the Grain Elevator and Processing Society (GEAPS) and Kansas State Univeristy (KSU).
The GEAPS/KSU Distance Education Program kicks off the year with a new version of the Grain Quality Management course. The other course offered in January examines the causes and preventive measures for grain entrapments. Both courses begin Jan. 7 and conclude Feb. 8.
GEAPS 520: Grain Quality Management focuses on how to manage and maintain the quality of grains and oilseeds. It is one of the six courses required for the new Grain Operations Management Credential. The course introduces students to quality factors of value added grains and oilseeds, including updated information on both physical and chemical properties.
GEAPS 545: Grain Entrapment: Causes, Prevention and Rescue will examine the causes of grain entrapment, as well as prevention and rescue methods. Students will learn how to identify problem areas and the causes of entrapment accidents, with emphasis on how out-of-condition grain often plays a role.
Registration closes for both courses Dec. 21.