The course focused on a variety of topics, including personnel management; grain quality characteristics; psychometrics; operation costs; grain handling; inventory management; grain handling equipment and equipment maintenance; aeration principles and hardware; grain shipping and receiving; grain safety; grain drying; hands-on trying equipment; fumigation and grain conditioning.
Along with presentations from KSU faculty and staff, the training also included a tour of the O.H. Kruse Feed Technology Innovation Center on the KSU campus.
“We’ve had a great course full of participants, mostly from Kansas, but also others from surrounding states,” said Carlos Campabadal, feed manufacturing and grain quality management curriculum manager at the IGP Institute. “This course has been so successful, that there is a high demand for it and we will be offering it again in the spring.”