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COURSE NUMBER: AGRI205
COURSE TITLE:Grain Handling and Storage
DIVISION:Technology
IAI CODE(S):
SEMESTER CREDIT HOURS:3
CONTACT HOURS:60
STUDENT ENGAGEMENT HOURS:135
DELIVERY MODE:In-Person

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
The course covers aspects of handling, processing and storage of grain from harvest to its final destination. Students will learn the use of new technology in sampling, conveyance, drying, monitoring, and storage of grain on the farm and in a commercial facility. 2 lecture hours, 2 lab hours.

PREREQUISITES:

NOTES:

STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
  • Understand the importance of post-harvest loss (PHL) in domestic and international economies.
  • Learn the economical methods of various harvesting techniques.
  • Understand and be able to compute grain moisture discounts.
  • Understand the recommended techniques for drying and storing grain.
  • Design an optimal grain drying system.

TOPICAL OUTLINE:
  1. Overview and importance of post-harvest loss
  2. Causes of post-harvest loss
  3. International economies and prevention of post-harvest loss
  4. Optimal harvesting techniques
  5. Moisture measurement in grain
  6. Types of dryers
  7. Selecting a drying system
  8. Solar drying
  9. In-bin drying
  10. Engineering an in-bin dyring system
  11. Long term grain storage

TEXTBOOK / SPECIAL MATERIALS:
  • Grain Handling Package: Dry Grain Aeration Systems Design Handbook, Grain Drying, Handling and Storage Handbook, and Managing Dry Grain in Storage, MWPS (MidWest Plan Service).
See bookstore website for current book(s) at https://www.dacc.edu/bookstore

EVALUATION:
  • Class Discussion
  • Class Assignments
  • Outside Readings
  • Quizzes
  • Two hour Exams
  • Semester Exam
Grade Scale:
A- 90% or above
B- 80-90%
C- 70-80%
D- 70-80%
F- Below 60%

BIBLIOGRAPHY:
  • Combine Harvesting, John Deere Publications, 1994
  • Handouts (mostly U of I circulars)
STUDENT CONDUCT CODE:
Membership in the DACC community brings both rights and responsibility. As a student at DACC, you are expected to exhibit conduct compatible with the educational mission of the College. Academic dishonesty, including but not limited to, cheating and plagiarism, is not tolerated. A DACC student is also required to abide by the acceptable use policies of copyright and peer-to-peer file sharing. It is the student’s responsibility to become familiar with and adhere to the Student Code of Conduct as contained in the DACC Student Handbook. The Student Handbook is available in the Information Office in Vermilion Hall and online at: https://www.dacc.edu/student-handbook

DISABILITY SERVICES:
Any student who feels s/he may need an accommodation based on the impact of a disability should contact the Testing & Academic Services Center at 217-443-8708 (TTY 217-443-8701) or stop by Cannon Hall Room 103. Please speak with your instructor privately to discuss your specific accommodation needs in this course.

REVISION:
Spring 2019

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