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Registration Open For GEAPS/K-State Grain Quality Management, Preventive Maintenance, and Grain Inspection Distance Ed Courses

Date Posted: November 26, 2013

Ensure you’re practicing good techniques in assessing, managing and maintaining grain condition by enrolling in GEAPS 520: Grain Quality Management, offered Jan. 6-Feb. 7 from GEAPS and Kansas State University.

GEAPS 520: Grain Quality Management was updated in 2013 with the most recent industry information on maintaining grain and oilseed quality during post-harvest handling, drying and storage.

Taught in part by Dr. Dirk Maier, professor and head of Kansas State University’s Department of Grain Science and Industry, it familiarizes students with grain quality control methods, management systems and grain-grading standards.

Specific topics covered include moisture content determination, the connection between air and grain properties, pest prevention and control, grain sampling standards, quality assured production of IP grains, fan selection and operation and more.

GEAPS 520 is part of the Credential in Grain Operations Management (CGOM)

GEAPS 555: Advanced and Preventive Maintenance for Grain Facilities: Conveyance Equipment and GEAPS 522: FGIS Grain Inspection Orientation are also offered in January. Registration closes Dec. 17.

For more information about the courses or the GEAPS/K-State Distance Education Program, visit the GEAPS website or contact Rose Miller or Chuck House at GEAPS:;; (952) 928-4640.

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