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June 2017

Safe Grain Handling Operations 2-Day Course

June 6 - June 7
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 Summer Event in Quad Cities

June 15 @ 10:00 am - June 16 @ 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 @ gfai.org 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 @ 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 @ 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

Safe Grain Handling Operations 2-day Course

July 11 - July 12
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 13 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Pontiac Elks Golf Course Pontiac, IL + Google Map

This is the 3rd of four golf outings in GFAI's "Golf for Scholarships" 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 noon shotgun start. If you plan to eat lunch at the clubhouse before the outing, please arrive well in advance…

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Grain Position Reporting Course – Basic and Intermediate Levels

July 19 @ 8:30 am - July 20 @ 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 - August 3

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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Safe Grain Handling Operations 2-day Course

August 8 - August 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…

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Golf Outing in LaSalle

August 17 @ 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 10am shotgun start. Sponsorships are available for those who wish to support a great cause while also gaining…

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