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Register For GEAPS/K-State Grain Drying Distance Ed Course

Date Posted: August 1, 2013

Ensure your grain drying system is running effectively following the persistent spring rains. Register now for GEAPS 524: Grain Drying, a GEAPS/Kansas State University distance education course that begins Sept. 3.

GEAPS 524: Grain Drying covers the basic principles of grain drying, giving you strategies to improve energy efficiency in drying at your facility.

"Over-drying and under-drying both can cost you a lot of money, especially at today's energy and grain prices," says Barbara Grove, a quality system manager at Farmway Cooperative Inc.

"The [course] helped us learn how to keep our grain in condition more efficiently."

Beyond energy efficiency, course topics include the sizing and selection of grain drying systems, drying's effects on end-use quality, dryeration, grain fires and more.

The course is recommended for anyone from grain facility operators to dryer manufacturers and sales staff.

GEAPS 524 is required for the Grain Quality Management (GQM) Specialist Credential for those who have completed their Credential in Grain Operations Management.

Other courses offered in September are GEAPS 500: Introduction to Grain Operations Management and GEAPS 552: Materials Handling III.

All courses run Sept. 3-Oct. 7.

Registration closes Aug. 27.

For more information about the courses or GEAPS' Credentialing Program, visit the GEAPS website or contact Rose Miller or Chuck House at GEAPS:;; (952) 928-4640.

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