Managing grain for maximum quality and quantity during handling, drying and storage is key to the profitability of a grain elevator. Topics will include air properties for drying and cooling, grain monitoring, and aeration control.
Grain quality is a crucial element to grain safety. As part of the association's work to continue improving relations with our industry regulator OSHA and to help get the grain industry off of OSHA's emphasis program, we ask that you invite and/or sponsor your farmer friends. Your farmer friends are invited at the cost of just the meal.
9:00 am No Bugs on my watch, rescue treatment if you need!
Paul Drache, Central Life Sciences
We will look at how FSMA is going to affect what happens in the industry. Using an IPM system to make this change, by looking at your facilities and how to manage to get the results mandated. The rescue treatment - what do you do to get rid of bugs in your grain once you discover them and you want to ship? Including discussion on True Weevils.
10:45 am Bin and Farm Management with a Purpose
Dave Ahern, Intellifarms
Since joining IntelliFarms in 2011, Dave Ahern has supported and worked with hundreds of producers and organizations across the nation to help them successfully manage stored grain using advanced management technology systems. Dave's client base extends across the Midwest and Great Plains, which has allowed him to become well-versed in managing a wide variety of commodities in storage, from soy, corn, and wheat to sorghum and canola. While at IntelliFarms, Dave has served in sales leadership and development roles and invested time on the equipment installation team. Prior to joining the company, Dave owned and managed his own contracting business. He lives in Cresco, IA with his wife and four children.
12:00 pm Lunch
12:30 pm Designing an Integrated Pest Management for Grain Storage Facilities
Mike Morgan, M&M Specialty Service
Maintaining grain quality through designing a comprehensive Integrated Pest Management Program for your facility. Covering those methods and techniques to keep grain in-shape while being stored.
1:45 pm Aeration - Design Considerations and System Types
Todd Morey, Technical Sales for Airlanco
Todd specializes in aeration systems and design and dust collection. His presentation will focus on the need for aeration, design considerations, and types of systems.
3:00 pm Adjourn