AFIA and KSU Launch Online, On-Demand Feed Education Modules


The American Feed Industry Association and Kansas State University have launched an of their well-respected AFIA/KSU-500, “Fundamentals of Feed Manufacturing,” online course. The online modules are ideal for employees who need to understand more about the animal food industry or their specific role in the operation.



“We are very excited to offer our industry a new and flexible way to educate employees working in feed manufacturing facilities,” said Gary Huddleston, AFIA’s director of feed manufacturing and regulatory affairs. “There’s not a lot of good available opportunities for feed manufacturing employees to complete skills training and these online modules will give plant managers an affordable option without travel.”

Employees will be able sign up for and take any of the available courses at a time that best fits their schedules and needs. The modules include narrated presentations and knowledge checks. Participants will receive a certificate of completion after successfully finishing the module.

Available modules include:

  • AFIA 500A: Overview of U.S. Feed Industry and History
  • AFIA 500B: Batching, Mixing and Particle Size Reduction
  • AFIA 500C: Pelleting Process
  • AFIA 500D: Finished Product Packaging and Bulk Loadout
  • AFIA 500E: Basics of Quality Assurance
  • AFIA 500F: Boilers and Boiler Efficiency
  • AFIA 500G: Preventive Maintenance, Sanitation and Energy Conservation

The courses are open to anyone within the feed industry, but AFIA member employees will receive discounted registration rates. For more information on the modules, visit .

Founded in 1909, the American Feed Industry Association (AFIA), based in Arlington, Va., is the world’s largest organization devoted exclusively to representing the business, legislative and regulatory interests of the U.S. animal food industry and its suppliers. The organization’s membership is comprised of nearly 700 domestic and international companies that represent the total feed industry—manufacturers of commercial and integrated feed and pet food, ingredient suppliers, pharmaceutical companies, industry support and equipment manufacturers. AFIA’s members manufacture more than 75% of the feed and 70% of the non-whole grain ingredients used in the country. AFIA is also recognized as the leader on international industry developments, and holds membership in the International Feed Industry Federation (IFIF).


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