This advanced course provides a practical, real-world foundation for operations professionals responsible for helping plan and design grain facilities. Lectures cover site selection, rail planning, safety, security, roofing, storage and other considerations. Some lectures revisit topics from GEAPS 510: Facilities Planning and Design I in more depth.
Participants will learn the skills to prevent and manage insect infestations using practical chemical and nonchemical methods. Lessons chronicle the most common types of insects associated with stored grain; pest management concepts, including preventive and responsive tactics; and proper use of protectants and fumigants.
Participants learn about quality management systems and how to use them in agricultural storage environments. This course provides strategies for integrating systems into normal business activities and teaches the skills needed to create food safety plans and develop quality management systems. After completing the course, participants should be able to do a basic quality analysis of facility operations and identify points where physical quality or economics are impacted.
Experienced employees who deal with conveyance equipment can benefit from this advanced course. Lessons cover developing and implementing preventative maintenance programs, repair and upkeep for bucket elevators and conveyers, conveyance equipment lubrication and effective hazard monitoring.
Tuition for GEAPS/KSU continuing education courses is $700 for GEAPS members and $965 for non-members. For more information about the courses or to register, visit the GEAPS website, contact Katya Morrell or call 763.999.4300.