2017 Training opportunities

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Private Training - custom for your gin:

This year, we're hosting fewer classes at Sam Jackson and emphasizing private training. With private training, our team works with only your gin. This allows your ginners to...

  • feel more comfortable asking questions,
  • get more in-depth answers from our team,
  • and gives you the opportunity to train all your ginners instead of just one or two
  • and allows us to focus on topics based on your operation's priorities.

If you want custom training for your ginners, board or producers, you can choose between your location or ours. If you want us to come to you, we can schedule our Mobile Training Classroom trailer to visit you on-site. Or you can come to our factory in Lubbock and have your training experience in our outfitted classroom and product test stand. Not sure what works best for you? Give us a call and we will discuss your needs and answer your questions. Whichever you choose, you can be sure we will work to make it beneficial and enjoyable for everyone.

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Regional Training Classes: 

This year, we're excited to be taking our training class on the road! We are hosting 7 regional classes on "Maximizing Production & Value". This class combines the hottest topics from previous Lubbock classes with the latest developments and puts them in a one day class that lasts from 9 a.m.  to approximately 3:30 p.m. The schedule for this class will be a combination of classroom discussion and hands-on labs in our popular Mobile Training Classroom trailer.

Class size is limited by how many we can comfortably train in the trailer at one time, so if you are interested, don't wait to sign-up! 

The cost per participant is $180 and the topics are geared toward gin owners, gin managers and head ginners. The following tentative locations and dates have been selected for 2017.

Tifton, Georgia - february 14th

  • This class will be held in the Peanut Museum and Conference Room at the Georgia Museum of Agriculture and Historical Village in Tifton, GA.
  • 1392 Whiddon Mill Rd, Tifton, GA 31793
  • The class begins at 9 am and lunch is provided.

Orangeburg, South Carolina - February 21st

  • This class will be held in room 201 at the Clemson Cooperative Extension office in Orangeburg, South Carolina.
  • 1550 Henley Street, Suite 200, Orangeburg, SC 29115
  • The class begins at 9 am and lunch is provided.

Stoneville, Mississippi - March 14th

  • This class will be held at the USDA Ginning Research Laboratory in Stoneville, MS.
  • 111 Experiment Station Rd, Stoneville, MS 38776 - Capps Conference Room
  • The class begins at 9 am and lunch is provided.

Blytheville, Arkansas - March 21st

Decatur, Alabama - May 9th

Statesboro, Georgia - May 16th

Rocky Mount, North Carolina - May 23rd

 

Scheduled classes at the training facility in lubbock, tx:

To accommodate the regional training above, we have had to reduce the number of classes hosted in our Lubbock training facility compared to previous years. However, we've made sure that this year's schedule includes our most popular classes plus the addition of a brand new class "Expanding Your Ginning Capacity".

April 18th - expanding your ginning capacity

Ever wondered how to get more production through your existing equipment? Or evaluated gin renovations to make major production increases possible? Of course you have!

There are a lot of options and even more opinions! This class is designed to provide information and discussion to help you sort through it all and plot a strategy that makes the most sense for you. Topics will cover common bottlenecks, reducing downtime, strategies for challenging cotton, system weaknesses to avoid and more. You will leave with tips and techniques you can use to get more bales per week out of your gin or help prioritizing your needs for gin expansions or construction to make the most of your capital investments.

  • Length: One day, includes lunch
  • Class Targeted Towards: Managers
  • Languages: English
  • Instructors: TBD
  • Cost: $120 per person

May 18th - Maximizing value of lint and seed

Suppose you took alternating modules, harvested at the same time and sent them to different gins. Then you compared all of the credits and costs to determine the impact a gin can have per acre for a grower. Would there be a difference? Would it be $10/acre? $30/acre? More? 

We wanted to know too and boy were the results attention getting! Visitors to this class will get to see the data from our three years of running these tests, see the analysis, ask probing questions and discuss the results. This class is invaluable for evaluating a strategy for your gin and determining your operational priorities.

  • Length: One day, includes lunch
  • Class Targeted Towards: Managers
  • Languages: English
  • Instructors: TBD
  • Cost: $120 per person

june 6th - Automatic bale & heater control (english & Spanish)

  • Length: Half day sessions, includes lunch
  • Class Targeted Towards: Ginners
  • Languages: English for the morning session, Spanish for the afternoon session
  • Instructors: Will Gruben, Birdie Perez and others
  • Cost: $100 per person

June 27th - Uster Rapid trash monitor with a moisture mirror 4x

Moisture Mirrors have long optimized drying temperatures based off of moisture readings. Discover how to integrate leaf measurement readings into your automatic control so that your heaters will respond to trash content as well as moisture. 

  • Length: One day, includes lunch
  • Class Targeted Towards: Managers
  • Languages: English only
  • Instructors: Mark Gentry and others
  • Free for anyone with a Moisture Mirror! $120 per person otherwise.

JULY 24TH - Air measurement

If you have an air guru on staff, this class may not be for you. For everyone else, come get some experience on using a magnahelix and pitot tubes to help troubleshoot problems and get you back to running more quickly. This class includes how to read fan charts, take static/velocity pressure readings, and knowing what they mean. This class is extremely hands-on. Make sure to sign up for the "Electrical Troubleshooting" class on June 25th!

  • Length: One day, includes lunch
  • Class Targeted Towards: Ginners and Managers
  • Languages: English only
  • Instructors: Savannah Harkey and others
  • Cost: $80 per person

JULY 25TH - electrical troubleshooting

If you have an electrician on staff, this class may not be for you. For everyone else, come get some experience using a multimeter to help troubleshoot problems and get you back to running more quickly. This class includes basic power wiring, analog signals, and basic ethernet communications. This class is extremely hands-on. Make sure to sign up for the "Air Measurement" class on June 24th!

  • Length: One day, includes lunch
  • Class Targeted Towards: Ginners and Managers
  • Languages: English only
  • Instructors: Savannah Harkey and others
  • Cost: $80 per person

 

For more information on any of our training programs, call Savannah at (806) 686 - 6343 or email her at Savannah@samjackson.com.