Individuals involved in the feed industry should consider attending the Feed Manufacturing course presented by the Kansas State University International Grains Program. The course is targeted for mill owners, managers, supervisors, merchandisers, equipment manufacturers, and maintenance personnel and managers of livestock, poultry, swine and agriculture facilities. This one-week course will cover all aspects of feed manufacturing and will be held September 30-October 4, 2013.
“Participants come to this course to learn the new trends in feed manufacturing and to strengthen their knowledge on the important concepts that make the feed production process more efficient,” says Carlos Campabadal, course coordinator and IGP’s feed manufacturing and grain quality specialist.
The topics that will be discussed during the course include grain storage, particle size reduction, extrusion, animal nutrition, pelleting, cost control and advances in feed technology. The course will include sessions in the new O.H. Kruse Feed Mill and tours of the Kansas State University’s animal science dairy farm.
A participant from the previous year says the course complimented his background in animal nutrition with learning about feed manufacturing. He was able to take back what he learned and apply it to his work.
“I am better able to understand the manufacturing process and what I need to pay attention to in order to make a safer and healthy product,” says Franco Mussini, Technical Service Manager from Evonik Degussa.
Speakers for this course will include faculty of KSU’s Feed Technology group with its newest members Charles Stark, Cassandra Jones and Carlos Campabadal. Joining them will be faculty of the KSU animal sciences and industry department and professor emeritus Keith Behnke and Fred Fairchild of the grain science and industry department.
To register for this course or learn about other training opportunities offered by IGP please visit the IGP website at www.grains.k-state.edu/igp.
This is just one example of the many partnership trainings offered through IGP. In addition to feed manufacturing and grain management, IGP offers trainings in the areas of flour milling and grain processing, and grain marketing and risk management.