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Join the network of thousands of other grain handling and grain processing professionals across the globe taking strategic steps to grow professionally. The Whole Grain show will give you the competitive advantage to win at work so you can make more of an impact. Each episode of Whole Grain, a podcast presented by GEAPS, will help you discover how to be your best self while supporting your team and your organization. The Grain Elevator and Processing Society is an international professional membership association serving as the knowledge resource for the world of grain handling and processing industry operations. The mission of the organization is about people, knowledge, and information. The mission of the industry is about feeding and fueling the world. Subscribe to Whole Grain with your favorite podcast directory. and be sure to visit GEAPS.com. Discover all the great benefits GEAPS has to offer by visiting www.geaps.com/membership. Email james@geaps.com today to share your inquiries and connect with host, Jim Lenz, GEAPS' Director of Training and Development. For show notes and transcripts of each episode, visit www.geaps.com/wholegrain.

Whole Grain Grain Elevator and Processing Society (GEAPS)

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    • 5.0 • 5 Ratings

Join the network of thousands of other grain handling and grain processing professionals across the globe taking strategic steps to grow professionally. The Whole Grain show will give you the competitive advantage to win at work so you can make more of an impact. Each episode of Whole Grain, a podcast presented by GEAPS, will help you discover how to be your best self while supporting your team and your organization. The Grain Elevator and Processing Society is an international professional membership association serving as the knowledge resource for the world of grain handling and processing industry operations. The mission of the organization is about people, knowledge, and information. The mission of the industry is about feeding and fueling the world. Subscribe to Whole Grain with your favorite podcast directory. and be sure to visit GEAPS.com. Discover all the great benefits GEAPS has to offer by visiting www.geaps.com/membership. Email james@geaps.com today to share your inquiries and connect with host, Jim Lenz, GEAPS' Director of Training and Development. For show notes and transcripts of each episode, visit www.geaps.com/wholegrain.

    Optimizing Spring Grain Drying and Storage: Insights from Ken Hellevang

    Optimizing Spring Grain Drying and Storage: Insights from Ken Hellevang

    In this episode of the Whole Grain Podcast, Ken Hellevang, an expert in grain drying and storage from North Dakota State University Extension, sits down with Jim Lenz for "Optimizing Spring Grain Drying and Storage: Insights from Ken Hellevang." 
    The episode considers critical aspects of managing grain during the spring season. Hellevang discusses challenges posed by warmer temperatures, solar heat gain, and moisture content fluctuations while offering practical recommendations for maintaining grain quality and safety. Listeners will gain a comprehensive understanding of the strategies and best practices necessary to optimize spring grain drying and storage operations. 
     
    Key Topics: 
     
    Understanding Spring Grain Challenges: Ken Hellevang explains the increased risk of grain storage problems during the warmer winter and early spring, highlighting the impact of solar heat gain on grain bins. 
     
    Recommendations for Aeration and Ventilation: Hellevang discusses the importance of running aeration fans during the spring to mitigate temperature increases and offers practical tips for effective ventilation. 
     
    Monitoring Stored Grain: The conversation explores the significance of frequent grain monitoring to detect storage problems early, including temperature checks and inspections for insect infestations. 
     
    Importance of Moisture Content Control: Hellevang emphasizes the role of moisture content in grain storage, providing recommendations for optimal moisture levels and discussing implications of exceeding these levels. 
     
    Strategies for Natural Air-Drying: Specific airflow rates and moisture content recommendations for natural air-drying of different grains are outlined, along with their significance in maintaining grain quality. 
     
    Safety Considerations in Grain Handling: Hellevang underscores the importance of safety in grain handling, highlighting key hazards and offering practical tips for mitigating risks. 


    Y’all are invited to Fort Worth, Texas for GEAPS Leadership Conference May 8th & 9th! GEAPS Leadership Conference is a two-day deep dive into all things leadership—with a bit of fun to round things out. The conference features a robust education focus, social events a tabletop trade show and—of course—networking!  For more information, visit www.GEAPS.com/leadershipconference!
    Grain Elevator and Processing Society champions, connects and serves the global grain industry and its members. Be sure to visit GEAPS’ website to learn how you can grow your network, support your personal professional development, and advance your career. Thank you for listening to another episode of GEAPS’ Whole Grain podcast.

    • 34 min
    Canola Chronicles: Unveiling the Remarkable Evolution with Dr. Michael Eskin

    Canola Chronicles: Unveiling the Remarkable Evolution with Dr. Michael Eskin

    Join us on the Whole Grain Podcast episode as we explore the remarkable evolution of canola as a commodity with insights from Dr. Michael Eskin, a Distinguished Professor at the University of Manitoba, renowned for his expertise in edible oils. Dr. Eskin's groundbreaking research has significantly contributed to our understanding of canola and its transformative journey in the agricultural landscape.
     
    We begin by examining the origins of canola and its emergence as a key crop in Canada. Dr. Eskin shares insights into the economic significance of canola and its impact on the agricultural industry. He was recently inducted into the Manitoba Agricultural Hall of Fame and was the recipient of the Canola Excellence Award by the Manitoba Canola Growers Association.
     
    Delving deeper into the scientific breakthroughs and research contributions in the realm of canola, we uncover the pivotal role played by Dr. Eskin and other researchers in characterizing enzymes, optimizing frying parameters, and studying the nutritional attributes of canola oil. These advancements have not only enhanced the quality of canola products but have also revolutionized the industry, paving the way for its widespread adoption and utilization.
     
    Canola now supports a number of applications including cooking oil, processed foods, biofuel, animal feed, and protein for human consumption, as well as a broad base of industrial uses. 
     
    Throughout the discussion, Dr. Eskin emphasizes the importance of collaboration in driving innovation and progress in the canola industry. From esteemed researchers to industry partners, collaborative efforts have played a crucial role in pushing the boundaries of canola research and development.
     
    Looking towards the future, Dr. Eskin shares insights into the current state of the canola industry and potential areas for further research and innovation. Despite challenges such as climate change, opportunities for growth and sustainability abound, signaling a promising future for canola as a commodity.
     
    This episode provides a comprehensive overview of the evolution of canola as a commodity, highlighting key insights from Dr. Michael Eskin's expertise in the field. We encourage Whole Grain podcast listeners to explore the world of canola and its significant role in agriculture. Join us as we explore the journey of canola from its humble beginnings to its status as a global commodity powerhouse.


    Y’all are invited to Fort Worth, Texas for GEAPS Leadership Conference May 8th & 9th! GEAPS Leadership Conference is a two-day deep dive into all things leadership—with a bit of fun to round things out. The conference features a robust education focus, social events a tabletop trade show and—of course—networking!  For more information, visit www.GEAPS.com/leadershipconference!
    Grain Elevator and Processing Society champions, connects and serves the global grain industry and its members. Be sure to visit GEAPS’ website to learn how you can grow your network, support your personal professional development, and advance your career. Thank you for listening to another episode of GEAPS’ Whole Grain podcast.

    • 28 min
    GEAPS Exchange 2024: Setting Records, Shaping Futures with John Caupert

    GEAPS Exchange 2024: Setting Records, Shaping Futures with John Caupert

    Listen in to hear about the monumental GEAPS Exchange event with John Caupert, the visionary executive director of GEAPS (Grain Elevator and Processing Society). Fresh from the excitement of Exchange 2024 in Kansas City, MO, Caupert shares his reflections, highlights and insider insights on the event that celebrated the grain handling and processing industry.
     
    From record-breaking attendance to standout moments like the Get Acquainted Party with a mechanical bull and keynote presentation that included a rockstar drummer delivering a powerful message, Caupert paints a vivid picture of the energy and enthusiasm that permeated the trade show floor, educational sessions and numerous networking events. Dive deep into the numbers, trends and innovations that shaped  GEAPS Exchange 2024, from international representation to the pivotal discussions on automation, technology and the ongoing labor shortage.
    Discover how GEAPS Exchange serves as a catalyst for industry advancement, offering a perfect blend of information, education and networking opportunities. Caupert shares his vision for the future of Exchange, including strategies to attract more attendees and cultivate the next generation of grain industry professionals.
     
    Don't miss this episode as we peek behind the success of GEAPS Exchange and chart the course for a brighter future in the grain handling industry. 
     
    Save the date for GEAPS Exchange 2025! Make plans now to attend 2025 GEAPS Exchange at the Kansas City Convention Center February 22-25, 2025, in Kansas City, Missouri, USA.
     
    Tune in now and be inspired to join the thriving community driving innovation and progress in grain handling and processing.
     
    The Whole Grain show is hosted by Jim Lenz, GEAPS’ director of training and education.
     
    Links:
    GEAPS Exchange webpage: https://www.geaps.com/exchange/
    GEAPS Exchange highlight video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bRxp3ohhLwU
    Become a GEAPS member: https://www.geaps.com/membership/
     
    Y’all are invited to Fort Worth, Texas for GEAPS Leadership Conference May 8th & 9th! GEAPS Leadership Conference is a two-day deep dive into all things leadership—with a bit of fun to round things out. The conference features a robust education focus, social events a tabletop trade show and—of course—networking!  For more information, visit www.GEAPS.com/leadershipconference!
    Grain Elevator and Processing Society champions, connects and serves the global grain industry and its members. Be sure to visit GEAPS’ website to learn how you can grow your network, support your personal professional development, and advance your career. Thank you for listening to another episode of GEAPS’ Whole Grain podcast.

    • 19 min
    Innovations in Grain Silo Maintenance: Drone Inspection Services

    Innovations in Grain Silo Maintenance: Drone Inspection Services

    Join Jim Lenz, host of the Whole Grain Podcast and GEAPS’ director of training and education, as he delves into the world of grain silo maintenance innovations with Cheyenne Wohlford, CEO and president of Custom Concrete Specialists (CCS Group). In this episode, Jim and Cheyenne explore the groundbreaking use of drone inspection services in the grain industry.
    Discover the breadth and depth of CCS Group’s services as Cheyenne provides insights into their projects and the role of drone technology in grain silo maintenance. Gain a deeper understanding of the drone inspection process, from tailoring inspections to post-inspection data extraction and report generation.
    Explore how drone inspections have transformed the grain silo inspection process, emphasizing efficiency, effectiveness and safety. Learn about the collaboration and decision-making involved in addressing critical issues uncovered by drone inspections.
    As the episode ends, find out how you can connect with CCS Group to learn more about advancements in grain silo maintenance and catch them at the upcoming GEAPS Exchange. Plus, hear Cheyenne’s perspective on what it means to be part of the GEAPS family.
    Tune in to Whole Grain for an engaging discussion on the future of grain silo maintenance and the role of innovative technologies like drone inspections.
    Links:
    CCS Group Website: https://www.ccsgrouponline.com/Read CCS Group’s blog on The Drone Inspection Process: From Desire to Data DeliverablesCCS Group’s Facebook PageCCS Group’s LinkedIn PageCCS Group on XCCS Group on InstagramJim Lenz, Host/Producer of Whole Grain and GEAPS’ director of training and education: LinkedIn PageY’all are invited to Fort Worth, Texas for GEAPS Leadership Conference May 8th & 9th! GEAPS Leadership Conference is a two-day deep dive into all things leadership—with a bit of fun to round things out. The conference features a robust education focus, social events a tabletop trade show and—of course—networking!  For more information, visit www.GEAPS.com/leadershipconference!
    Grain Elevator and Processing Society champions, connects and serves the global grain industry and its members. Be sure to visit GEAPS’ website to learn how you can grow your network, support your personal professional development, and advance your career. Thank you for listening to another episode of GEAPS’ Whole Grain podcast.

    • 33 min
    Getting Ready for GEAPS Exchange 2024!

    Getting Ready for GEAPS Exchange 2024!

    Welcome to the latest episode of Whole Grain. In the show, we focus on GEAPS Exchange. We will dive deep into what you can expect at the upcoming GEAPS Exchange event taking place in Kansas City, MO, from February 24-27, 2024. We’ll explore the key aspects of the event, from registration to networking, education, and the bustling trade show floor.
     
    Join us as GEAPS staff and other special guests will provide valuable insights and tips for both seasoned attendees and those considering registering for the first time. We discuss the seamless onsite registration process, the layout of the show floor, and the abundance of educational sessions available to attendees.
     
    Discover firsthand experiences of past Exchange attendees and learn about their favorite parts of the event. Gain valuable advice on what to bring to maximize your Exchange experience and how to make the most of networking opportunities with industry professionals.
     
    Explore the various activities designed to foster connections within the grain industry, including the cornhole tournament, mixers, and the Get Acquainted Party. Learn about the different communication channels available to stay connected before, during, and after Exchange, including daily emails, the mobile conference app, and the onsite conference handbook.
     
    Delve into the trade show floor, where attendees can connect with a myriad of vendors and suppliers in the grain handling and processing industry. Get insights into the vastness of the exhibitor hall, the record number of exhibitors participating this year, and the benefits of attending Exchange.
     
    Discover the educational highlights of Exchange, including the Sunday morning education kick-off with keynote speaker Sandy Gennaro, and the unique opportunity provided by the Idea Exchange. Learn about the 45 hours of education offered and the diverse content tracks available to attendees.
     
    Plus, don't miss out on the Grain Entrapment Rescue Demonstration, where Oklahoma State University showcases life-saving techniques with daily demonstrations.
     
    Join us as we prepare for an enriching and dynamic experience at GEAPS Exchange 2024, the premier event for the grain handling and processing industry. Stay tuned for insights, advice, and excitement in this special episode of the Whole Grain Podcast.
     
    Links:
    www.geaps.com/exchange
    Y’all are invited to Fort Worth, Texas for GEAPS Leadership Conference May 8th & 9th! GEAPS Leadership Conference is a two-day deep dive into all things leadership—with a bit of fun to round things out. The conference features a robust education focus, social events a tabletop trade show and—of course—networking!  For more information, visit www.GEAPS.com/leadershipconference!
    Grain Elevator and Processing Society champions, connects and serves the global grain industry and its members. Be sure to visit GEAPS’ website to learn how you can grow your network, support your personal professional development, and advance your career. Thank you for listening to another episode of GEAPS’ Whole Grain podcast.

    • 36 min
    Meet John Caupert, GEAPS’ New Executive Director

    Meet John Caupert, GEAPS’ New Executive Director

    Get ready to be inspired as we sit down with John Caupert, the visionary new Executive Director of the Grain Elevator and Processing Society (GEAPS). John brings to the table a lifetime of agricultural wisdom, from his early days on the farm to his transformative work at the National Corn to Ethanol Research Center. In this riveting discussion, he shares the convictions that steer his helm at GEAPS: respect, volunteering, and the power of keeping an open mind. You won't want to miss the wealth of knowledge and forward-thinking ideas John has in store for the grain handling and processing community, as well as his infectious enthusiasm for connecting members across the globe.

    As John Caupert settles into his role, he's already making waves by strengthening ties with GEAPS members and leaders through genuine, face-to-face interactions. His dedication to fostering a community of industry innovators and thought leaders is evident as he eagerly anticipates the upcoming GEAPS Exchange event. With its blend of educational sessions, entertainment, and invaluable networking opportunities, it's an event that promises to be both enlightening and enjoyable. John's call to action is clear: Whether you're a seasoned grain professional or simply grain-curious, there's a place for you in the vibrant GEAPS community. Join us to discover the synergies that make our industry thrive and how you can be a part of it all.

    John Caupert discusses:


    Highlights of his first 4 weeks on the jobBackground and experienceMotivation to join GEAPSWhat makes the grain industry so excitingPerception of the current state of the grain handling and processing industryHow he anticipates engaging with the international membership base and greater grain industryUnderlying theme why so many are attracted towards GEAPSGEAPS Exchange
    Links:


    GEAPS websiteConnect with executive director, John Caupert, on LinkedInConnect with host and director of education, Jim Lenz, on LinkedInY’all are invited to Fort Worth, Texas for GEAPS Leadership Conference May 8th & 9th! GEAPS Leadership Conference is a two-day deep dive into all things leadership—with a bit of fun to round things out. The conference features a robust education focus, social events a tabletop trade show and—of course—networking!  For more information, visit www.GEAPS.com/leadershipconference!
    Grain Elevator and Processing Society champions, connects and serves the global grain industry and its members. Be sure to visit GEAPS’ website to learn how you can grow your network, support your personal professional development, and advance your career. Thank you for listening to another episode of GEAPS’ Whole Grain podcast.

    • 24 min

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This a great show for the grain industry!

Looking forward to more great episodes.

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