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January 2017

Safe Grain Handling Operations 2-day Course

January 10, 2017 - January 11, 2017
Asmark Agricenter, 14171 Carole Drive
Bloomington, IL United States
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Asmark Agricenter - Bloomington IL     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 to…

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March 2017

DIOSH DAY

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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$125

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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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 @ 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, 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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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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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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