Why do people join GEAPS?
People join GEAPS for a variety of reasons, but it’s usually a combination of growing their professional network, increasing their overall industry knowledge and advancing their careers.

How long do people stay members of GEAPS?
Memberships are based on an annual system, and we are proud to share that a number of members remain with GEAPS for decades. We have programs in place for chapters to recognize individuals for 5, 10, 15 and 20 years of membership, and we honor our 25, 40 and 50-year members annually at the GEAPS Exchange.

I have worked in the industry for years. How would I benefit from being in GEAPS?
Your experience would be very welcome with GEAPS! You could benefit by learning best practices from peers at local and international events that improve your facility’s efficiency and meeting suppliers who offer products and services in your region. You can also give back to the industry by volunteering to share your experience and help shape our programs and services.

What will I receive after I join GEAPS?
You will be mailed a welcome packet that includes the DirectaSource membership directory, yearbook and buyers’ guide. You will receive online access to the member directory and knowledge center at www.GEAPS.com. You will also be added to our email list, so you always learn about the latest professional development and networking options.

What are the main reasons for becoming a GEAPS member?
In addition to being part of the largest network of grain handling and processing professionals, you receive important benefits that will help you:
Expand your network. You will have exclusive access to the online member directory to search for 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.
Build your skills. Our professional development programs are available to members for a discount.
Grow your business. Associate members receive benefits such as special discounts.
Save your company money. GEAPS members receive discounts on Exchange registration and to exhibit, distance education courses and the Safety Awards Program. Members can also attend the summer GEAPS’ Leadership, Education and Networking Workshop for free!
Find services and solutions in your area. Meet grain industry professionals and suppliers from your area at local chapter meetings and regional events or use the GEAPS On-Line Buyers Guide or members DirectaSource to find the operations solution you’re looking for.
Research our knowledge archives. Access exclusive members-only sections of the GEAPS website that provide updates and advice summarized from our events.
Get a career advantage while in school. GEAPS offers free membership and special opportunities to full-time, post-secondary students studying our grain processing industry.