Stored grain handling and management webinar to be offered on April 22 to address potential issues this spring and summer

April 20, 2020 12:01 PM
Blog Post

With quite a bit of grain getting put into storage last fall that was wetter than normal, this could lead to some potential issues with quality, handling, and safety issues this spring and summer.

To help address these potential issues, there will be a “Stored Grain Handling and Management Webinar” offered on Wednesday, April 22 at 9 a.m. CST. The webinar, hosted by Grain Journal, will feature six experts from land-grant universities in the North Central and Southern Regions of the US. These experts will address potential issues that may arise related to grain handling and storage on the farm or at the elevator as well as help answer questions.

The webinar will be a panelist style format, addressing the following topics:

  • grain conditioning – dry grain stored wet through the winter, condensation management, etc.
  • stored grain management – temperature management, monitoring methods and tools, etc.
  • handling – issues with jammed discharge wells, preventing blockage during unloading, etc.
  • safety – safe practices during unloading, how to assess situations and mitigate dangers, etc.

Webinar panelist are as follows:

  • Ken Hellevang, Interim Dept. Chair, Professor & Extension Engineer, North Dakota State University
  • Carol Jones, Professor & Buchanan Endowed Chair, Oklahoma State University
  • Dirk Maier, Professor & Extension Engineer, Iowa State University
  • Chuck Schwab, Professor & Extension Safety Specialist, Iowa State University
  • Sammy Sadaka, Associate Professor & Extension Engineer, University of Arkansas
  • Bob Marlow, Consultant, Grain Quality & Facility Operations


This webinar is free and open to all who are interested. To register, go to: