For over 20 years administrators at Kansas State University (KSU), in Manhattan, KS, have been nurturing a vision for a modern feed mill for their Feed Science and Management program. It is now becoming a reality. Construction at The new O.H. Kruse Feed Technology Innovation Center at KSU began in early 2012. The feed mill was made possible, in part, by donations from companies with serious interest in the research and the advancement of grain and feed science.
One of these companies is SCAFCO Grain Systems of Spokane, WA. SCAFCO Grain Systems made a sizeable donation of grain storage bins/silos and grain handling equipment for use at the new KSU feed mill. The SCAFCO products are currently being constructed on site.
SCAFCO Grain Systems is a leading manufacturer of grain storage and handling equipment to over 80 countries around the world. The SCAFCO equipment will support programs at both the Animal Science and Grain Science departments and the mill will act as the new home of the Feed Science and Management program at KSU. The storage bins/silos donated by SCAFCO will serve as ingredient storage and for conducting large-scale grain storage quality preservation research. The KSU feed mill is nearing completion and is expected to be finished by spring 2013.
A live Web cam view of the construction site, which includes installation of the SCAFCO equipment, can be found here.