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September Means Back to Class For GEAPS/K-State Distance Ed Program

Date Posted: July 20, 2012

GEAPS/K-State’s Distance Education Program returns with two courses that get down to the fundamentals of handling and drying grain.

GEAPS 550: Materials Handling I covers the basic principles of dry bulk material flow.

Topics include grain properties and characteristics; bin capacities and pressures; types, selection and sizing of spouting; valves, distributors and gates; and components, designing, sizing and powering of screw conveyors.

This is one of the six peer-reviewed courses required to obtain the new Grain Operations Management Credential.

GEAPS 524: Grain Drying teaches the basic principles of grain drying and its effects on end-use quality, capacity and energy efficiency.

It also familiarizes students with available grain dryers and their utilization for drying specific grain types.

Offered online by GEAPS and Kansas State University, both courses begin Sept. 4 and run through Oct. 1. Students, mainly industry professionals, can do the work day or night at their convenience during the five-week period.

Registration is now open.

Course registration will close at midnight on Monday, Aug. 27.

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