MINNEAPOLIS — Registration is now open for four courses from the Grain Elevator and Processing Society (GEAPS) and Kansas State University (K-State) Distance Education Program. Two of the courses deal with grain and materials handling, while other courses address management basics and preventing explosions.
These online courses run from July 17 – Aug. 18, and registration closes Tuesday, July 10. Courses are open to anyone, even if they are not a GEAPS member or a student enrolled at K-State. Online registration and more information on courses are available on the GEAPS/K-State Distance Education Program website.
Learn basic but comprehensive information about operations and handling procedures at grain facilities. This course is a great introduction for new hires or anyone in need of beginner-level training.
Managing and supervising grain facilities are increasingly complex jobs. Learn the main duties, from budgeting, accounting and insurance to maintenance, safety, regulatory compliance and effectively managing employees.
The most effective way to prevent grain-dust explosions is to understand in detail what causes them, and then take sustained action to factor down the risks.
The first in a three-part series, this course focuses on the properties and flow characteristics of grains and other dry bulk materials. Learn to determine various material characteristics and their effect on the selection and sizing of bins, spouting and screw conveyors.