MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA, U.S. — Registration is now open for a November processing course and two operations courses from the Grain Elevator and Processing Society (GEAPS) and Kansas State University (KSU). All of the courses are online and run from Nov. 2-Dec.  4. Registration closes Oct. 27. Courses are open to anyone, even if they are not a GEAPS member or a student enrolled at KSU.

GEAPS: 630 Quality Control, Quality Assurance Practices in Flour Milling
This course focuses on the quality control and quality assurance principles of milling, including milling process quality, flour analysis, sampling and additives. Participants will learn methods to quantitatively analyze both flour quality and mill performance. The tools and techniques introduced in this course will enable better and more efficient communication between the milling operative and the quality control/quality assurance department.

For several members of the grain industry, this course will be the final step in earning the Credential in Grain Processing Management (CGPM), the first formal credential in the grain processing industry. GEAPS 630 is one of six courses required to earn the credential. For more information on the credentialing program, visit the credential website.

GEAPS 501: Management Basics for Grain Facility Supervisors will provide an extensive overview of the main duties, responsibilities and expectations of grain operations supervisors and managers. It will cover essential duties, topics and roles supervisors and managers need to understand, and why they are important.

GEAPS 552: Materials Handling III introduces students to key information about powered-transmission design, system design and other affiliated systems used to move and store grain and related commodities. While not required, it is recommended that participants complete GEAP 550: Materials Handling I and GEAPS 551: Materials Handling II before taking this course.

GEAPS 501 is one of six courses required to earn the Credential in Grain Operations Management (CGOM). The CGOM is the first formal credential in the grain industry, and can be augmented with Specialist Credentials in Grain Quality Management, Grain Handling Equipment Management and Property and Casualty Risk Management. Completion of GEAPS 552 counts toward the Specialist Credential in Grain Handling Equipment Management. Anyone who completes the CGOM and all three specialist credentials earns the Master Credential in Grain Operations Management (MCGOM), the highest certification available in the industry.

Tuition for GEAPS and Kansas State University continuing education courses is $640 for GEAPS members and $815 for non-members. For more information about the courses or the GEAPS/KSU Distance Education Program, visit the GEAPS website or contact Chuck House at mailto:[email protected] or call 1.763.999.4300.