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March 2019

Grain Operations & Entrapment Prevention Symposium

March 5 - March 6
Asmark Agricenter, 14171 Carole Drive
Bloomington, IL United States
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Safe Grain Handling Operations 2-day Course

March 19 - March 20
Asmark Agricenter, 14171 Carole Drive
Bloomington, IL United States
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Asmark Agricenter - Bloomington IL 8:00 am - 5:00 pm This course will be presented over a two-day period and immerses the participant in an environment that is as close to real as possible. This is an intermediate course designed for employees wanting to get more in-depth knowledge about the rules, regulations, and requirements related to safety at a grain handling facility. The course uses a variety of demonstrations, equipment and scenarios to increase the participant's existing knowledge. Class size…

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April 2019

GFAI Export Tour

April 3 - April 6
Mariott New Orleans, 555 Canal Street
New Orleans, LA 70130
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                  The Mississippi River is a vital connection for moving the abundance of grain produced in Illinois and the rest of the Midwest to destinations throughout the world. Join the Grain and Feed Association of Illinois on this tour to get a first-hand look at the systems and logistics necessary to unload barges and load ocean-going vessels in the largest port in North America – The Port of South Louisiana. The import…

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May 2019

GFAI Industry Issues Forum

May 17 @ 8:00 am - 3:30 pm
Asmark Agricenter, 14171 Carole Drive
Bloomington, IL United States
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Join us for a day of committee planning and interactive discussions designed to educate and inform members of the pressing issues affecting the grain handling and feed industries. Discussion sessions will introduce participants to a specific issue and allow time for brief discussion and brainstorming potential solutions and ideas to move our industry forward. The content is created around GFAI Committees and Industry Actions groups, but we encourage all members to attend to share concerns, ideas and take part in…

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June 2019

GFAI Ironman Competition (Trap Shooting & Golf Outing) in Auburn, IL

June 13 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

This is the 2nd of four outings in GFAI's "Golf for Scholarship" series! The proceeds from this series will benefit GFAI's Scholarship Fund and will be used for scholarships to attract and retain people with the skills and talent necessary to lead our industry in the future! This is a two-part event that includes Trap Shooting and 18 holes of Golf for $150.00 combined! Phase I Trapshoot will kickoff at 9:00 am at Edgewood Shooting Park, located at 5675 W Divernon…

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Developing Professionals Summer Session – St. Louis

June 20 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

June 20  Facility Tour (Announced soon! Approximate 10am start time.) Lunch at the Hotel The Progression of St. Louis into the “Ag Coast” St. Louis has had many nicknames but recently, a 15-mile stretch along the Mississippi has been dubbed the “Ag Coast.” Ranking #2 in grain deliveries in the US, this session will reveal the flow of grain through the city, the factors that have worked together to build it up and why St. Louis has become the next big…

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July 2019

Safe Grain Handling Operations 2-Day Course

July 9 - July 10
Asmark Agricenter, 14171 Carole Drive
Bloomington, IL United States
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Asmark Agricenter - Bloomington IL 8am - 5pm This course will be presented over a two-day period and immerses the participant in an environment that is as close to real as possible. This is an intermediate course designed for employees wanting to get more in-depth knowledge about the rules, regulations, and requirements related to safety at a grain handling facility. The course uses a variety of demonstrations, equipment and scenarios to increase the participant's existing knowledge. Class size is limited…

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GFAI Pontiac Golf Outing

July 18 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Pontiac Elks Golf Course Pontiac, IL + Google Map

This is the 3rd of four golf outings in GFAI's "Golf for Scholarship" series! The proceeds from these four outings will benefit GFAI's Scholarship Fund and will be used for scholarships to attract and retain people with the skills and talent necessary to lead our industry in the future! This outing will be held at Pontiac Elks Golf Course with a 10:00 am shotgun start. Sponsorships are available to support a great cause while also gaining exposure at all four events!…

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August 2019

Corn and Soybean Grading Seminars

August 6 - August 8

GFAI's corn and soybean grading seminars are being offered in three (3) different areas of the state to train and update weighing and grading personnel. The instructors, who are from the Federal Grain Inspection Service in Kansas City, will be present to teach participants: Testing and sampling regulations Judging quality Sampling procedures Grading techniques Agenda: 9:00 am Sampling and Processing Samples 12:00 pm Lunch 1:00 pm Grading, Q & A 3:00 pm Adjourn Each participant will grade samples of corn and beans and will…

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GFAI LaSalle Golf Outing at Senica’s Oak Ridge

August 28 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Senica’s Oak Ridge Golf Course, 658 US-6
LaSalle, Illinois 61301
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This is the 4th and final outing in GFAI's "Golf for Scholarship" series! The proceeds from these four outings will benefit GFAI's Scholarship Fund and will be used for scholarships to attract and retain people with the skills and talent necessary to lead our industry in the future! This outing will be held at Senica's Oak Ridge in LaSalle, IL with a 10:00 am shotgun start. Sponsorships are available to support a great cause while also gaining exposure at all…

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