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GEAPS Offers Advanced Operations Management Course

Virtual training course is available February 21-25, 2022

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GEAPS is partnering with Iowa State University to offer the Advanced Grain Elevator Operations Management Course.

Losing grain to spoilage is expensive and unnecessary. How would your plant benefit if you and your frontline staff were fully trained?

Dedicate a week of mornings to this virtual training course and discover ways to increase profits at your plant by managing grain quality to reduce spoilage and avoid costly waste. The course is offered 8-11:30 a.m. CST, February 21-25.

Taught by experts at the Iowa Grain Quality Initiative, this course will provide participants with tools and techniques to start using right away.

This course is open to anybody, although space is limited to 30 participants. Don't wait too long to register. Seats are being offered on a first-come, first-serve basis. GEAPS membership is not required.

To register, click here.

Course Schedule

Monday, February 21, 2022
8 a.m. – Welcome, Participant Introductions and Orientation
8:05 a.m. – Review of course content and access to e-copies of presentations and resource materials
8:15 a.m. – Grain Quality Characteristics and Measurement
9:30 a.m. – Air Properties (Psychrometrics) for Drying and Cooling
10:45 a.m. – Hands-on Exercise 1 – Introduction and overview of Air Properties App followed by working real world problems in small group break-out rooms

Tuesday, February 22, 2022
8 a.m. – Air Properties, Equilibrium Moisture Content (EMC) and Safe Storage
9:15 a.m. – Hands-on Exercise 2 – Introduction and overview of Grain Aeration and Storage App followed by working real world problems focused on EMC and safe storage in small group break-out rooms
10:30 a.m. – Aeration Principles – Purpose, Hardware, Airflow Rates, Cooling Front Movement

Wednesday, February 23, 2022
8 a.m. – Grain Conditions Monitoring (Temperature, Moisture Content, CO2)
9:15 a.m. – Hands-on Exercises 3 and 4 – Introduction and overview of grain conditions monitoring exercise followed by working real world problems in small group break-out rooms
10:30 a.m. – Aeration Principles – Airflow Resistance, Uniformity and Distribution

Thursday, February 24, 2022
8 a.m. – Aeration Principles – Fan Types, Performance and Selection
9:15 a.m. – Hands-on Exercise 5 – Introduction and overview of Fan Selection and Sizing App followed by working real world problems in small group break-out rooms
10:30 a.m. – Aeration Principles – Fan Operation and Control

Friday, February 25, 2022
8:00 a.m. – Hands-on Exercise 6 – Review of Grain Aeration and Storage App followed by working real world problems focused on Aeration Cooling in small group break-out rooms
9:00 a.m. – Managing Aeration Shrink Loss in Bins, Silos, Tanks and Ground Piles
10:15 a.m. – Hands-on Exercise 7 – Review of Grain Aeration and Storage App followed by working real world problems focused on aeration weather forecasting and shrink management in small group break-out rooms
11:15 a.m. – Wrap up and Course Evaluations

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