MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA, US —The Grain Elevator and Processing Society (GEAPS) unveiled its education schedule for Exchange 2023, planned Feb. 25-28 in Kansas City, Missouri, US.

There are four education tracks this year: Maintenance; Employee Development; Safety; and Grain Operations. Attendees may choose to focus on one track or sample them all. The tracks are planned so attendees may participate in all the sessions in one track or mix and match.

The education lineup was designed to help keep workers safe, improve efficiency and product quality and inspire innovation. Sessions will be Monday, Feb. 27 and Tuesday, Feb. 28.

“Being an associate member, my goal is for regular members to walk away from Exchange more educated and with a handful of problem-solving ideas they can bring back to their facilities to increase uptime and decrease downtime,” said Nate Tostenson, from GEAPS’ Minneapolis chapter who serves on the Exchange Educational Programming Committee. “It’s not always about the sale. These regular members are our friends. We want them to succeed.”  

Kansas native Dan Cnossen, a Navy SEAL, war veteran and Paralympian, is the keynote speaker at 8 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 26.

Exchange will end on a fun note at 2 p.m. Feb. 28 with Strongman Eric Moss. He will speak about the power in all of us as he folds frying pans and breaks cinderblocks.

In addition to great education, GEAPS Exchange includes an Expo Hall filled with technology and services to make grain operations safer and more efficient; education on the latest trends and best practices and social events that help reinforce business relationships.

The full conference is $395 for GEAPS members and international attendees who register by Feb. 2. Non-members pay $625. Prices increase Feb. 3. Register online at geaps.com/exchange.