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AFIA-KSU Advanced Pelleting Course ... Oct. 7-10 ... Manhattan, KS

Date Posted: October 7, 2013

Manhattan, KS—The Department of Grain Science and Industry and the International Grains Program of Kansas State University, in partnership with the American Feed Industry Association will be presenting the AFIA-KSU Advanced Pelleting course.

This three-day educational training will be held at the IGP conference center and at the new KSU O.H. Kruse feed mill from October 7 -10, 2013.

This course will focus on the important concepts needed to have an optimal and efficient pelleting system in a feed manufacturing business.

The lectures will cover all aspects of the pelleting process needed for participants to have an in-depth understanding.

Among the topics that will be covered are: importance of ingredients in the pelleting process, what affects pelleting operations, steam conditioning, pellet cooling and crumbling, maintenance and evaluating pelleting production costs.

Practical sessions will take place at the KSU O.H. Kruse Feed Mill in order for participants to fully understand all the issues related to running a successful pelleting operation in their feed mills.

Also, all key aspects in the pelleting system will be demonstrated, including running a steam conditioning system, pellet cooling and crumbling, and pellet quality assessment.

Speakers for this course will include faculty of KSU’s Feed Technology group including: Carlos Campabadal, Cassandra Jones, and Charles Stark.

Also, it will include professor emeritus of the Department of Grain Science and Industry Keith Behnke and Fred Fairchild.

In addition, industry speakers will help to cover all aspects of pelleting topics.

“It is a great opportunity for the feed industry to update their skills in the operation of manufacturing pelleted feeds” says Carlos Campabadal course manager and IGP program specialist in feed manufacturing and grain storage.

Registration is on a first come, first serve basis and has a cost of $1,000 for non-AFIA members and $900 for AFIA members.

The registration cost includes education material, protective gear during practical sessions, lunches and breaks during the course, transportation between hotel and IGP Conference Center, and closing ceremony dinner.

To register for this course or learn about other training opportunities offered by IGP please visit the registration website at www.igpevents.grains.ksu.edu.

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.

For more information, call 785-477-4837.

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