Training admin October 27, 2023
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Welcome to the training section of the NGFA where we offer courses and videos covering technical aspects of the grain, feed, export and processing industry.
Courses available for: SafetyTrade Rules, and the Barge Digital Transformation (BDT) Project.  

Safety and Grain Quality Management

Working in or around a grain bin exposes farmers and workers to serious and life-threatening hazards, including entrapment and suffocation from engulfment. This video, funded by the National Grain and Feed Foundation, illustrates the connection between grain quality and safety. Watch now

Grain Bin Entry Safety

NGFA Manager of Safety, Education, and Training Jim Seibert reviews the basic safety precautions and equipment needed to enter a grain bin. This short video, funded by the National Grain and Feed Foundation, breaks down each step of the process to ensure managers and employees don’t miss a step and stay safe every day. Watch now

Slips, Trips and Falls

This interactive, NGFA-produced training module through Articulate 360 is funded by the National Grain and Feed Foundation. Watch now

Your Safety Matters

This 30-minute video on general safety practices for the grain, feed and processing industry is modeled after GEAPS’ Common Hazards/Common Sense video produced in 1988 following issuance of OSHA’s grain handling safety standard [1910.272]. This video addresses the following: 

  • Fires and explosions; Confined space and bin entry; Truck and rail safety (such as fall protection); Safe operation of equipment ( such as proper lockout and tagout procedures); Ladder safety; Manlifts; Electrical; Personal protective equipment; Hazard communication; First aid; Emergency actions plans; Facility security

         Members:  Watch        Download                                                
         Non-members:   Watch         Download

The full suite of NGFA safety materials, including “Safety Tips” sheets, guidance documents, webinars, and more, can be found on NGFA’s “Safety” issues page at


Grain Trade Rules Online Course

This course is intended to familiarize individuals with the Grain Trade Rules and provide practical guidance in understanding the rules. It consists of trade rules outline, arbitration decision summaries, practical guidance from members of NGFA’s Trade Rule Committee, and questions. 

A copy of the NGFA Grain Trade Rules will be needed while taking the course. Registrants can download a copy of the Grain Trade Rules within the course.

Barge Digital Transformation (BDT)

BDT Training at

National Grain and Feed Digital Solutions (NGFDS) has partnered with essDOCS to implement the BDT platform that will digitize barge trading documents, such as bills of lading, so that they may be transmitted electronically – a huge cost savings to the industry. Visit for BDT Platform Training (Sessions I, II, and III) and a preview of the platform with Brittany Schaefer, NGFDS chairman, and Alex Goulandris, co-CEO of essDOCS.