FGIS Education & Outreach

FGIS has developed a variety of educational content for use by the grain industry for the purpose of standardizing the commercial inspection of U.S. grain. Whether you need to develop new knowledge or just want an update to stay aware of current standards and procedures in US grain marketing, FGIS has the resources you need. Use the links in the menu to the left to access our educational and technical information.

How to Purchase Products

Our Commercial Inspection Visual Aid Catalog lists the products available. Most of the products can be purchased from FGIS with a minimum order of $50 for any combination of items.

US customers can place an order with FGIS by contacting Ruth Goff at:

(816) 891-0499 or Ruth Goff@usda.gov.

Many products can also be ordered directly from our suppliers for shipping worldwide using the “Purchase Direct from the Vendor” link in the product description. There is no minimum order for purchases from the vendor. For more information on ordering direct or customized products contact Roger Friedrich at:

(816) 891-0402 or Roger.L.Friedrich@usda.gov.

Visual Reference Images (Free Online)

Visual Reference ImagesVisual Reference Images (VRI) are used to ensure consistent and uniform application of grading lines and illustrate types of damage in conjunction with written descriptions.

The Visual Reference images are available for online viewing in our Visual Reference Library. They can also be downloaded from our GIPSA eBook Library