The IGP Institute in partnership with the Grain Elevator and Processing Society (GEAPS) received the International Program of Excellence Award through the University Professional and Continuing Education Association (UPCEA).
Top picture: Trina Adams (middle) is pictured with her student assistants Cassidy Anderson and Janelle Marney.
Bottom picture: Other members who supported these efforts in 2018 included Pat Hackenberg, Shawn Thiele, Lisa Moser and Brandi Miller.
Image credit: IGP KSU

The distance education program at the IGP Institute strives to provide valuable education through online trainings and courses.

This effort is reflected as the Grain Elevator and Processing Society (GEAPS) | Kansas State University partnership received the International Program of Excellence Award through the University Professional and Continuing Education Association (UPCEA) in March 2018.

This award identifies educational programs and services, administrative practices, collaborations and partnerships, and research when considering a recipient. The UPCEA encourages its member institutions and organisations, to extend their outreach globally and to facilitate global professional training and online education in creative and innovative methods.

"The IGP Institute has a strong partnership with GEAPS and is honoured to accept this award," says Brandi Miller, online education and professional development coordinator and associate director at the IGP Institute. "We continue to engage with GEAPS membership and develop programming to meet the domestic and international needs of the grain storage industry."

Within the criteria of the award, the nominee must demonstrate innovation, creativity and commitment in achieving an international impact, and contribute to further internationalise the field of professional, continuing and/or online education.

In 2017, IGP offered 44 distance courses for more than 900 participants, with 34 of those being GEAPS courses. The courses offered throughout the year provide an in-depth focus on a wide range of topics including, but not limited to, grain quality management; materials handling; quality management systems; entry level safety; electrical safety; milling principles; facilities planning and design; and aeration systems design and fan operational management.

In addition to distance courses offered, the IGP Institute also offers on-site trainings in flour milling and grain processing, feed manufacturing and grain quality management, and grain marketing and risk management.

To learn more about these other training opportunities, visit the IGP Institute website, HERE.

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