Presented by National Grain and Feed Assn., Grain Elevator and Processing Society, and Grain Journal
Monday, July 12
12:00 – 5:00 pm: Exhibitor Setup
12:00 – 5:00 pm: Registration
Tuesday, July 13
7:00 am: Registration Opens
7:00 am: Breakfast in Trade Show
8:00 am: Welcome and Introductions
8:05 am: Considerations in Retrofitting a Facility After an Incident
This session will analyze issues in three case studies of decisions and courses of action taken following facility incidents.
Speaker: Jim Voigt, President, JFV Solutions, Mt. Zion, IL | Speaker Bio
9:00 am: Break in Trade Show
9:30 am: Panel Discussion: Leading Indicators
This panel discussion will address how the tracking of the appropriate metrics can be used to properly evaluate your company’s EHS status and identify areas for improvement.
Speakers: Matt Shurtliff, President, Shrike Solutions LLC, Omaha, NE | Speaker Bio
Brian Wanzenried, Director, Environmental Gavilon, Omaha, NE | Speaker Bio
Brian Grimm, Director, SH&E, Bartlett Grain, Kansas City, MO | Speaker Bio
10:30 am: Panel Discussion: Conducting a Hazard Assessment Evaluation
This session will address how to conduct a thorough check of the work environment and identify potential risks and hazards in the area, as well as to identify appropriate safety measures to be used to mitigate the identified hazards.
Speakers: Joe Mylnek, Content Creation Expert, Safety Made Simple, Port Clinton, OH | Speaker Bio
Jim Nolte, Safety Director, Wisconsin Agri Business Assn., Madison, WI | Speaker Bio
Terry Wright, EHS Senior Specialist, Cargill, Parker, SD | Speaker Bio
11:30 am: Lunch in Trade Show
1:30 pm: Human Organizational Performance
This session will focus on how and why employees make mistakes or errors and how they were dealt with either from an organizational or individual perspective.
Speaker: Ben Ferguson, CSP, Director – Human & Organizational Performance, Cargill, Inc., Iowa City, IA | Speaker Bio
2:30 pm: How to Bin for Profit – Storing Grain to Maximize Mix and Blend
The session will focus on best practices for storing grain in challenging conditions to maximize quality.
Speaker: Dirk Maier, Professor and Post-Harvest Engineer, Iowa State University, Ames, IA | Speaker Bio
3:30 pm: Break in Trade Show
4:00 pm: Preventing Bin Collapse
This session will address the three main categories related to bin collapse including improper construction; improper loading and unloading; and loss of structural integrity due to rust and wear and tear and ways to mitigate the hazards.
Speaker: Tom Nealey, Engineer, Ag Facility Engineers, Bloomington, IL | Speaker Bio
5:00 – 7:00 pm: Reception in Trade Show
Wednesday, July 14
7:00 am: Breakfast in Trade Show
8:00 am: GEAPS Update: New Programs and Initiatives
Speaker: Steve Records, GEAPS Executive Director, GEAPS, Minneapolis, MN | Speaker Bio
Steve will highlight exciting changes with GEAPS. Hear about GEAPS’ strategic plan, exciting partnerships, new membership models and expansion projects with this expanding organization.
8:15 am: New Biden Administration Priorities and Focus
Speaker: Eric J. Conn, Conn Maciel Carey LLP, Washington, DC | Speaker Bio
9:15 am: Feed/FSMA/FDA Update
Speaker: Dave Fairfield, Senior VP Feed Services, National Grain & Feed Assn., Waukee, IA | Speaker Bio
10:00 am: Break in Trade Show
10:30 am: Lessons Learned from OSHA Inspections and Next Steps
This panel discussion will address what the outcome of an OSHA inspection and changes made to facility or inspection procedures.
David Frazelle, Regional Health & Safety Director – Global Safety, ADM, Colleyville, TX | Speaker Bio
12:00 pm: Adjourn