Membership Has Its Benefits
Save money on your Exchange registration costs when you become a GEAPS member, and you’ll get the benefit of GEAPS all year long.
GEAPS membership produces real, tangible outcomes for members and their companies.
Regular members note they learned something through GEAPS that has saved their company money - at an average of $200,000 per person.
80% of Associate members note they have found new customers through GEAPS.
GEAPS members are 33 percent LESS likely to be involved in a lost time accident than non-members.
Become a GEAPS Member
Build Your Skills
GEAPS members receive a discount for online or in-person classes, training and credential programs held throughout the year.
Expand Your Network
Members have exclusive access to the online member directory to find other grain professionals who can share practical advice. Plus if you work or live near a local chapter, attending meetings and events can connect you with colleagues in your area.
Advance Your Career
Prepare for leadership roles in your career through GEAPS volunteer leadership opportunities, and cultivate soft skills needed for strong leadership at the annual summer Leadership Workshop – free to all GEAPS members!
Generating Leadership, Innovation and Excellence in Grain-Related Industry Operations
The Grain Elevator and Processing Society (GEAPS) is an organization made up of individuals who work in the grain handling and processing industry and those that supply, advise or collaborate with the industry. GEAPS is run for and by its members.
Joining GEAPS takes only a few minutes and you will quickly realize that membership will help improve your career and benefit your employer.
Become a GEAPS Member
GEAPS Members Get Free Access to the Expo Hall
Connect with hundreds of exhibitors across the grain industry, attend a hands-on learning session in an Expo Pod or watching a live entrapment rescue demonstration in the Exchange Expo.
If you have a question about GEAPS membership that’s not here, please reach out and we would be happy to assist.
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What benefit do members get for Exchange?
GEAPS members receive free daily access to the Exchange Expo.
What things can I access if I’m a GEAPS member?
Members say their access to ideas and information from fellow GEAPS members is invaluable and can’t be found anywhere else. If you are not a member of GEAPS, you will miss out on our knowledge resource center and vast network of grain handling and processing professionals and suppliers.
GEAPS members have access to free training programs, including a course from Safety Made Simple, an hour long crash course and a 10-hour training on grain inspections.
Can I share my membership with a coworker?
No. GEAPS is the only individual membership organization in the industry, and as such, memberships cannot be shared or transferred. We strive to keep membership affordable, and it may even be covered by your employer. Memberships are non-refundable and non-transferable.
If your company is interested in having multiple members, we offer facility and company memberships.
When is the best time to join GEAPS?
Anytime is a good time to join GEAPS to build your professional network, visit a local chapter or take advantage of the educational opportunities and discounts. Memberships expire on June 30 of the year after you join. If you join during January, you get 18 months of membership for the cost of 12. If you join during July or August, you still get plenty of value for your 10 or 11 months of membership.
Do I have to join a chapter as well?
You do not have to become part of a chapter when you join GEAPS, but we encourage getting involved in a local chapter. Many members say the connections they make via their local chapters are invaluable.
How do I know which chapter to indicate on my membership form?
Check out the GEAPS chapter map, and find the chapter closest to where you live or work. You can also contact the presidents for the chapters you are considering, and they may be able to help determine if the chapter fits your geographic preference.
How will my employer benefit from my membership?
There are many reasons why companies support GEAPS membership. For one, it is an investment in you and your professional development. Companies benefit when you learn new ways to work more safely and efficiently. Companies can also benefit for your access to new suppliers in your region and around your world. Your company can also gain exposure to industry leaders if you volunteer your time and talent to a committee or by sponsoring GEAPS programs and services.
While memberships are not available for an entire company, many businesses with employees involved in GEAPS see a number of benefits.
- Discount in the enrollment fee for the Safety Award Program.
- Discounted exhibit space at GEAPS Exchange.
- Opportunities to connect with potential customers and new businesses through the sponsor program.