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Registration Open For GEAPS/K-State Safety Management and Insect Pest Management Distance Ed Courses

Date Posted: February 11, 2013

Registration is now open for two GEAPS/Kansas State University Distance Education Program courses that begin March 18.

GEAPS 525: Management of Insect Pests in Stored Grain provides fundamental knowledge required to prevent and manage insect infestations using practical nonchemical and chemical methods.

Students will learn about different insect pests associated with grain, methods and devices used in sampling, preventive and responsive management techniques as well as the proper use of grain protectant and fumigation.

This course enables students to make timely pest management decisions and evaluate pest management plans at their own facilities.

GEAPS 540: Safety Management of Grain and Processing Facilities teaches fundamental safety techniques to maximize worker safety and health while minimizing worker risks.

In addition to an overview of safety management, the lectures cover emergency action plans/emergency response, fire and explosions in grain facilities, contractor safety, truck and rail safety and flowing grain dangers.

Students will be given examples of management plan outlines and learn how to create safety plans in their own facility.

Participation in either course will count towards the completion of a GEAPS/K-State credential.

GEAPS 540: Safety Management of Grain and Processing Facilities counts towards the Grain Operations Management Credential.

GEAPS 525: Management of Insect Pests in Stored Grain confers credit towards the Specialist in Grain Quality Management credential for those who have completed the Grain Operations Management Credential.

The courses run March 18-April 19. Registration for both courses closes March 12.

For more information about the GEAPS/K-State Distance Education Program or the courses, click here, or contact Rose Miller or Chuck House at GEAPS: rose@geaps.com; chuck@geaps.com; (952) 928-4640.

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