MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA, U.S. – Registration is now open for four grain handling and processing operations courses from the Grain Elevator and Processing Society (GEAPS) and Kansas State University (KSU) in September. These online courses run from Sept. 11 through Oct. 13, and registration closes Sept. 5.  Courses can be completed any time over the five-week schedule, and each offering should take approximately 10 hours to complete.
GEAPS 501: Management Basics for Grain Facility Supervisors
This course 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 510: Grain Facilities Planning and Design I
This course covers the key factors and information needed to build new facilities or modernize existing structures. Lectures cover facility types and capacities, storage structures, equipment, layouts and site selection. At the end of the course, participants will lay out a simple facility. 
GEAPS 545: Grain Entrapment: Causes, Prevention and Rescue
In this course 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 620: Grain Receiving, Cleaning and Conditioning
This course teaches students the basic principles of milling by covering each step of the milling processing in detail. The first half of the course covers grain receiving, handling, storage and blending. The second half focuses on grain separation and cleaning, and the differences between grain conditioning and tempering.  This course will help students identify the equipment used in the milling process and apply that knowledge in practical situations. 
GEAPS 501 and 510 are both required for the Credential in Grain Operations Management (CGOM), and GEAPS 620 is required for the Credential in Grain Processing Management (CGPM).  Learn more about thecredential programon the GEAPS website.
Tuition for GEAPS/KSU continuing education courses is $685 for GEAPS members and $895 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, contactKatya Morrell or call 763.999.4300.