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March 2017


March 1, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 3:45 pm
Peoria Civic Center Peoria, IL United States + Google Map

The Downstate Illinois Occupational Safety & Health Day aimed at bringing awareness to heath & safety as well as providing educational opportunities to health and safety professionals across the state of Illinois, especially those in the downstate area. Download brochure    

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April 2017

FSPCA Preventive Controls for Animal Food Training

April 24, 2017 @ 9:30 am - April 26, 2017 @ 12:00 pm
Marriott St. Louis West, 660 Maryville Centre Drive
St. Louis, IL 63141 United States
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GFAI is hosting an FSPCA Preventive Controls for Animal Food training with the Missouri Agribusiness Association and the Missouri Department of Agriculture. The training material was developed by Food Safety Preventive Control Alliance (FSPCA) and is the “standardized curriculum” the U.S. Food and Drug Administration recognizes as adequate for preventive control qualified individual (PCQI) training. Successfully completing this course is one way to meet the requirements for a PCQI. The course will cover: •    Overview of the FSMA requirements…

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Developing Professionals Spring Event

April 27, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
INB Center, 400 East Jackson
Springfield, Illinois 62701
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GFAI's Developing Professionals group is headed to Springfield on April 27th for a variety of excellent education, a chance to discuss important technologies, industry opportunities and learn about the legislative process and the value of getting involved! Topics and Tours Include: Deliveries Learning About PIE! Participation, Involvement, Engagement Working with IDOA’s Bureau of Warehouses Legislation and the Political Process Blockchain Technology Use in Agriculture Talk to Sen. Jason Barickman and Tour the State Capital Seating is limited for this event…

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May 2017

All Committee Conference

May 19, 2017 @ 8:45 am - 4:00 pm
Asmark Agricenter, 14171 Carole Drive
Bloomington, IL United States
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The All Committee Conference is a day where each of GFAI’s six committees meet separately and concludes with a board meeting and committee reports. This is a great chance to hear what the association is doing, learn about and discuss industry issues and provide input on initiatives that could become a part of the Association’s future! Two educational programs will also be offered (topics TBA) for those who are in between meetings or want to sit in on some great…

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June 2017

Developing Professionals Summer Event in Quad Cities

June 15, 2017 @ 10:00 am - June 16, 2017 @ 12:00 pm
Quad Cities, + Google Map

This is a great opportunity for professionals who are new or newer to the grain handling and feed industries to experience unique tours, learn about issues that affect our industry and meet other members and peers! We only have 10 seats left so please register soon! We hope you can join us! Please email jbrooks @ or call 217.787.2417 with questions. The cost of this event is $95 and includes breaks, meals (except Friday breakfast) and evening activity. Click here for additional event details…

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Principles of Fall Protection Course

June 20, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

TWO TIME SLOTS ARE AVAILABLE: 8am - 12pm  =  1 SEAT IS AVAILABLE 1pm - 5pm  =  10 SEATS AVAILABLE Working at a grain handling facility often requires working at heights. When employees are working at a height of 4 feet or more, that worker needs to be aware of proper fall protection practices as well as how to use and inspect proper fall protection equipment. GFAI’s fall protection course will provide hands-on training experiences and problem solving opportunities to…

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Tom Jennings Nine & Dine

June 23, 2017 @ 9:30 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 first-time event, which will kickoff with a 9:30am shotgun start at Brookhills Golf Course, located at 5350 Old Jacksonville Road, Springfield, IL, 62711. This is a 9-hole course. After golf, participants can enjoy…

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July 2017

Grain Position Reporting Course – Basic and Intermediate Levels

July 19, 2017 @ 8:30 am - July 20, 2017 @ 4:30 pm
Doubletree Hotel and Conference Center, 10 Brickyard Dr
Bloomington, IL 61701 United States
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Click here for event information and registration. Previously called the "Grain Position Accounting Course," this educational program has been rewritten and improved from previous presentations! Learn the basics of managing a grain position and how to accurately record events associated with storing, buying and selling grain. A great refresher course for experienced staff and a wonderful introduction for new employees! This course in broken down into two classes - Basic (July 19) and Intermediate (July 20) Included in the Basics Course - July…

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August 2017

Grain Grading Seminars

August 1, 2017 - August 3, 2017

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 Each participant will grade samples of corn and beans and will receive extensive one-on-one time with instructors. Don't miss this great opportunity! If you have any samples that you'd like…

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January 2018

Safe Grain Handling Operations 2-day Course

January 9 - January 10
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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