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Online Interactive Course: Preventive Controls for Animal Food

A first-of-its-kind, all-online course will occur Aug. 18-19 leading to Food Safety Preventive Controls Alliance (FSPCA) designation as a Preventive Controls Qualified Individual for the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Preventive Controls for Animal Food rule. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and the American Feed Industry Association are offering the course. 

For more information and to register, go to http://www.aep.iastate.edu/animalfood/.

2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) and how to deal with it. 

Access to the Center for Industrial Research and Service (CIRAS) at Iowa State University COVID-19 resouces and additional FDA resources and USDA resources on the virus.  If you have more questions about COVID-19, please contact Kim Anderson.

Now taking applications to join the June & July 2020 Free Food/Feed Safety Collaboration
This collaboration helps companies write a food/feed safety plan in six workshops. Seating is limited, please apply promptly. Acceptance will be communicated.

Blended Human Food PCQI Course Offerings
Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will host five one-day Blended Human Food PCQI courses during 2020. The courses are presented by the Food Safety Preventive Controls Alliance. The course is the only PCQI class recognized by the United States Food and Drug Administration. [node:read-more:link]


Harvest & Storage

Video Podcast: 2019 Stored Corn

On this short video podcast, Dr. Charles Hurburgh and Kyle Poorman discuss what to do with stored 2019 corn. 

Wet corn and the propane shortage

Charles Hurburgh - November 12, 2019

The late planting has caused higher moisture corn than normal...

Cooling Grain Impacts on Grain Quality and Shelf-Life
Charles Hurburgh - October 29, 2019

Recent reports have Iowa corn at about 40% harvested and Iowa soybeans about 66% harvested...

Frost Damage to Soybeans
Charles Hurburgh, Rebecca Vittetoe, Meaghan Anderson - October 17, 2019

Temperatures fell into the low 30’s and upper 20’s in most of Iowa over the weekend of October 11-13...

Crop Quality in 2019: Another Unusual Year
Charles Hurburgh, Erin Bowers, Alison Robertson - October 10, 2019

This year continues the chain of growing seasons with extremes and rapid changes beyond our long-term experiences...


Spring & Summer

GEAPS logo - webinar sponsored by Sukup

Watch the Initiative's latest major contributions to webinars given at the GEAPS Summer 2020 Learning Series:

Ongoing Impacts from the 2019 Harvest and Early 2020 Crop Forecast 

Where Grain Quality and Safety Meet – Panel Discussion

Recorded Webinar: Stored Grain Handling and Management: Addressing Issues this Spring/Summer 2020

Discussion about the potential quality, handling, and safety issues with grain currently in storage. 

Make Safety Your First Priority When Emptying Grain Bins

Charles Schwab & Dirk Maier - February 19, 2020

Following the wet and late harvest of 2019, several Midwest states are on the edge of a dangerous cliff when it comes to emptying their grain bins. Conditions are aligning to create the potential for tragic accidents and grain suffocation deaths to occur when grain bins start to be emptied. Learn more...


Training Modules

Grain modules brought to you by the Iowa Grain Quality Initiative. 

Grain Storage - Quality Management​
Grain Storage Module   Dryeration
   Fan Performance

Grain Storage - Economics
Grain Storage ModulGrain Drying Economics
  Grain Storage Economics

Food Safety - Mycotoxins in Grain and Feed
  MycotoxinsMycotoxin Development
  Best Practices in Handling

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Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering
Animal Science
Food Science and Human Nutrition