MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA, U.S. — Registration is now open for two grain handling operations courses from the Grain Elevator and Processing Society (GEAPS) and Kansas State University (KSU) distance education program.  These online courses run from July 18 – Aug. 19, and registration closes July 13. It is the first time GEAPS and KSU have offered courses in July. Courses are open to anyone, even if they are not a GEAPS member or a student enrolled at KSU. Online registration and more information on individual courses are available on the GEAPS/KSU distance education program website.  

GEAPS 500: Introduction to Grain Handling Operations 
This course offers an introduction to the key purposes, equipment and processes of grain handling facilities with an emphasis on safety. This course allows new employees to gain valuable insight into the industry. It also helps seasoned employees enhance their skills.

GEAPS 545: Grain Entrapment: Causes, Prevention and Rescue 
Participants learn how to identify problem areas, perform preventative maintenance and use equipment and systems to prevent entrapment. Lectures address government regulations, grain unloading and reclaiming, grain bin safety equipment and emergency preparedness.

GEAPS 500 is one of six courses required for the Credential in Grain Operations Management from GEAPS and KSU, while GEAPS 545 is required for a Specialist Credential in Property and Casualty Risk Management. Learn more about thecredential programon the GEAPS website. 

Tuition for GEAPS/KSU continuing education courses is $670 for GEAPS members and $850 for non-members. GEAPS also offers flexiblegroup training options, including courses on-demand and volume discounts. For more information about the courses or to register, visit theGEAPS website, contact Katya Morrell or call 763.999.4300.