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August 21, 2017 | GEAPS press release

Facility Design Distance-Ed Course Open for Registration

Presented by GEAPS and Kansas State University

Facility Design Distance-Ed Course Open for Registration

Whether you’re building a new grain facility or modernizing an existing structure, there are many aspects to consider. GEAPS 510: Grain Facilities Planning and Design I will help you evaluate a number of potential factors to make the best decisions for your facility.

This online course from the GEAPS/Kansas State University Distance Education Program identifies types of grain facilities and their purposes, storage structure types and options, how to determine the storage and handling capacities, and how to select a suitable construction site. At the end of the course, you will be asked to lay out a simple facility.

“The course covers the basics of the industry but also enlightens you on changes and new and upcoming technology,” said Brent Kenworthy, Farmers Cooperative Co. “Most people look at improving a facility by doing major changes and updates, but you can also learn numerous small things we can do to make our facilities more efficient.”

GEAPS 510 is one of six courses required for a Credential in Grain Operations Management. Three additional courses are also available in September. For more information on courses or credentials, visit the program website

Course dates are Sept. 11-Oct. 13. Registration closes on Sept. 7. The cost is $685 for GEAPS members and $895 non-members.

For the complete 2017 schedule, visit the GEAPS website or contact Katya Morrell for more information or call (763) 999-4300.

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