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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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February 2018

GFAI Annual Convention and Trade Show

February 18 - February 20
Peoria Civic Center Peoria, IL United States + Google Map

 2018 is a special year for GFAI. In February, we will celebrate our 125th Annual Convention and Trade Show. For each of those 125 years, it has been our goal to provide a place for the industry, under one roof, to reconnect and share information, ideas, products and services. It has been a place where at least once a year, we can catch up with friends and make new acquaintances. We are planning some special activities for our 125th year…

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March 2018

Safe Grain Handling Operations 2-day Course

March 6 - March 7
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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Grain Operations & Entrapment Prevention Symposium

March 13 - March 14
Asmark Agricenter, 14171 Carole Drive
Bloomington, IL United States
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  Attendees will include grain elevator personnel from throughout Illinois and other Midwestern States.  Our expected attendance is approximately 120 people.  The event is a collaborative effort between the following organizations: Cornbelt Chapter – GEAPS Grain Handling Safety Coalition Grain and Feed Association of Illinois Exhibitor Floor Plan Presentation: Protecting Workers from Injury with Lockout/Tagout - Tom Bielema, SCT Presentation: Managing the Cost of Grain Shrink - Clay Swank, AgriDry Presentation: Avoiding Muscular Skeletal Injuries Through Proper Lifting - Brent…

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May 2018

Safe Grain Handling Operations 2-day Course

May 8 - May 9
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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Developing Professionals Spring Event – Effingham

May 10 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

GFAI's Developing Professionals group is headed to Effingham on May 10th for a variety of excellent education, tours and networking! Seating is limited for this event and the deadline to May 4th! Cost to attend: $50 Tentative Agenda 9:30am        Tour at South Central FS Feed Mill, Effingham, IL This brand new multi-species feed mill is state-of-the-art and features a 4-ton mixer, with the ability to mix 60 tons of feed per hour, two roller mills to process…

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GFAI Industry Issues Forum

May 18 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Asmark Agricenter, 14171 Carole Drive
Bloomington, IL United States
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Join us for a day of committee planning, important updates and an opportunity to discuss initiatives to improve the industry. This event is open to all members. 8:30 – 9:15 a.m.      Early Bird Breakfast Buffet – Agricenter D 9:15 – 10:30 a.m.  Option 1:  Scholarship Committee Meeting – Agricenter A  Option 2:  Informational Sessions – Agricenter D 9:15 – 9:50 a.m.       Learn about the interest rate environment and possible hedging strategies from Grant Burgess, VP of Customer…

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June 2018

Tom Jennings Nine & Dine

June 1 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

This is the 1st 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 event, which will kickoff with a 9:30 am 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 the…

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Wheat Grading Seminar

June 5 @ 9:00 am - June 6 @ 3:00 pm

GFAI's wheat grading seminars are being offered in two (2) different areas of the state to train and update weighing and grading personnel. The instructor, who is 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 wheat and will receive extensive one-on-one time…

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GFAI Golf Outing in Macomb

June 22 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

This is the 2nd 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 the Harry Mussatto Golf Course on the Western Illinois University Campus in Macomb, IL. A 10 am shotgun start will kickoff the event. Sponsorships are…

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