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Expanding Educational Opportunities

1/6/14 to 11/21/14

Expanding Educational Opportunities

The International Grains Program announces the 2014 course schedule.


MANHATTAN, Kan. — In looking ahead to the new year, Kansas State University’s International Grains Program faculty and staff are excited to announce the educational opportunities planned for 2014. Building on the tradition of providing offerings featuring state-of-the-art trainings in the areas of feed manufacturing and grain management, grain marketing and risk management, and flour milling and grain processing, IGP faculty will be expanding its distance options.

“We are excited about the course offerings for 2014,” says Mark Fowler, IGP associate director. “We strive to be the pulse of industry training by adapting our programs to meet its changing needs.”


The 2014 schedule features the IGP standard courses, and builds on the momentum that was set in 2013, according to Fowler.

“Going into 2014, we hope to continue to build on the growth and success that we’ve had in the past few years,” Fowler says. “We want to make a positive impact by expanding the scope of our course offerings.”


A growth area has been in the distance learning curriculum. IGP offered its first introduction to flour milling distance course in 2011 and has offered it ever since. For the 2014 distance learning, IGP will be offering many courses for the first time.

“We are particularly excited about the expansion of the distance learning curriculum,” Fowler says. “We are anxious to build our IGP distance courses as well as build partnerships with other organizations.”


These adaptations are in response to the ever-changing needs of the industry, Fowler says. He adds, “IGP, as a part of the Department of Grain Science and Industry, offers a long history of serving the industry and holds a future mission to continue to provide a world-class experience for all of our course participants through our state-of the-art facilities and exceptional faculty who are on the leading edge of grain processing and storage.”


To view the full schedules for on-site trainings and distance offerings, see the following pages. For more information or to register for either platform, visit IGP online at For on-site training questions, contact the IGP program coordinator at 785-532-4070. For distance learning offering questions, contact the distance education coordinator at 785-532-4053.


Story by: Briana Jacobus For More Information Contact: Lisa Moser

IGP Communications Intern IGP Marketing and Communications Coordinator 785-477-4837;


2014 IGP On-site Course Schedule



6–10 IGP-KSU Grain Elevator Managers

13–17 IGP-KSU Introduction to Flour Milling



10–13 AFIA-KSU Advanced Feed Manufacturing Focusing on Pelleting



17–21 Buhler-KSU Expert Milling (English)

24–28 Buhler-KSU Expert Milling (Spanish)

31–4/11 IGP-KSU Grain Purchasing



7–11 IGP-KSU Grain Elevator Managers (Purdue)

9–11 IGP-NCI Durum Wheat Milling (Fargo, N.D.)

14–17 NGFA-AFIA-KSU Establishing a HACCP Program for the Feed Industry



5–9 IGP-KSU Grain Elevator Managers

19–23 IGP-NCI Advanced Grain Procurement Strategies (Fargo, N.D.)



3–6 IGP-KSU Basic Milling Principles

10–13 IGP-KSU Advanced Milling Principles



14–18 Buhler-KSU Executive Milling (English)



4–8 IGP-KSU Extrusion Processing: Technology and Commercialization

11–15 IGP-KSU Risk Management

11–15 Buhler-KSU Executive Milling (Spanish)

18–21 AFIA-KSU Advanced Feed Manufacturing on Maintenance

18–22 Buhler-KSU Wheat to Bread (Spanish)



29–10/3 IGP-KSU Feed Manufacturing


13–16 NGFA-AFIA-KSU Establishing a HACCP Program for the Feed Industry

28–30 AIBI-KSU Grain Milling HACCP Workshop



10–14 Buhler-KSU Executive Milling (English)

17–21 Buhler-KSU Wheat to Bread (English)

2014 IGP, GEAPS and AFIA Distance Training Offerings


International Grains Program


IGP 500: Overview of Milling Principles, January 13 – February 14, 2014

IGP 520: Grain Receiving, Cleaning and Conditioning, April 28 – May 30, 2014

IGP 540: Safety and the Flour Milling Industry, September 8 – October 10, 2014

IGP 530: Quality Control/Quality Assurance Practices in Flour Milling, November 10 – December 12, 2014


GEAPS/K-State Distance Education Program


January 6 – February 7

GEAPS 520: Quality Grain Management

GEAPS 555: Advanced & Preventive Maintenance

GEAPS 522: FGIS Grain Inspection Orientation


February 10 – March 14

GEAPS 530: Quality Management Systems for Bulk Materials Handling Operations

GEAPS 521: Aeration System Design & Fan Operational Management

GEAPS 542: Electrical Safety for Grain Facilities


March 17 – April 18

GEAPS 500: Introduction to Grain Operations

GEAPS 544: Preventing and Responding to Grain Dust Explosions

GEAPS 554: Grain Elevator Equipment Maintenance


April 21 – May 23

GEAPS 550: Materials Handling I

GEAPS 525: Management of Insects in Stored Grain

GEAPS 545: Grain Entrapment: Causes, Prevention and Rescue


May 27 – June 27

GEAPS 510: Grain Facilities Planning & Design I

GEAPS 551: Materials Handling II

GEAPS 541: Developing an Effective Safety Culture at Your Company


September 2 – October 3

GEAPS 540: Safety Management for Grain Processing Facilities

GEAPS 524: Grain Drying

GEAPS 552: Materials Handling III


November 3 – December 5

GEAPS 501: Management Basics for Grain Facility Supervisors

GEAPS 500: Introduction to Grain Operations

GEAPS 511: Facilities Planning & Design II

AFIA-KSU Distance Education Program

AFIA 520: Advanced Feed Safety and Associated Quality Assurance Protocols, March 24 – April 25, 2014

AFIA 525: Introduction to Establishing a HACCP Program for the Feed Industry, June 23 – July 25, 2014

AFIA 500: Fundamentals of Feed Manufacturing (NEW), June 30 – August 1, 2014

AFIA 525: Introduction to Establishing a HACCP Program for the Feed Industry,


August 11 – September 12, 2014

AFIA 530: Fundamentals of Nutrition, September 8 – October 3, 2014


1980 Kimball Avenue 102 IGP Conference Center | Manhattan, KS 66506-7000

Tel. 785-532-4070 | Fax 785-532-6080 | |



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