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International Grains Program Feed Manufacturing Course ... Sept. 30-Oct. 4 ... Manhattan, KS

Date Posted: September 30, 2013

Individuals involved in the feed industry should consider attending the Feed Manufacturing course presented by the Kansas State University International Grains Program.

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, mixing, effect of feed in animal nutrition, pelleting, extrusion, maintenance, and advances in feed technology.

The course will also include hands-on workshops at Kansas State University's newly built O.H. Kruse Feed Mill, which is a state-of-the-art pilot feed mill. It will also include a tour of the KSU dairy facilities, and a demonstration at the extrusion pilot plant.

Instructors for this course will include faculty from the Kansas State University Department of Grain Science and Industry from the feed technology group, including Charles Stark and professor emeritus Keith Behnke.

A participant from the previous year says the course complimented his background in 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, poultry nutritionist at Evonik.

University students from an accredited U.S. university wishing to attend will receive a 25% discount on course costs.

Additionally, groups of two or more from the same company or institution will receive a 10% discount on course costs.

To register for this course go to our the IGP registration site.

To learn more about this course or learn about other training opportunities offered by IGP please visit the IGP website at www.grains.k-state.edu/igp.

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