The American Feed Industry Association has opened registration for the winter session of “AFIA/KSU 500: Fundamentals of Feed Manufacturing,” an online course conducted in partnership with Kansas State University. The five-week education course will take place Feb. 11 – April 1, 2019.
“Not only does the AFIA 500 course provide students with an in-depth overview of the feed manufacturing process, but it also provides them tips they can use at their facilities for improving facility safety, quality and maintenance,” said Gary Huddleston, AFIA’s director of feed manufacturing and regulatory affairs. “Students can work at their own pace from the comfort of their homes or offices, while engaging in online discussions with their peers from around the world and course professors.”
The feed technology group in KSU’s Department of Grain Science and Industry developed the AFIA 500 course in 2010. It covers a variety of topics, including: the process flow from particle size reduction, to batching and mixing, conditioning and pelleting, boilers, post-pellet systems, packaging and loadout, and maintenance.
KSU is the only U.S. university to offer a Bachelor of Science degree in Feed Manufacturing and is home to the IGP Institute. For more than 35 years, the IGP Institute has established a worldwide reputation as a center of excellence for international programs related to flour milling and grain processing, feed manufacturing and grain quality management, and grain marketing and risk management focused on corn, grain sorghum, soybeans and wheat.