AFIA offers online feed manufacturing course

by Holly Demaree-Saddler
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ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA, U.S. — Registration is now open for the online feed manufacturing course, conducted in partnership with the American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) and Kansas State University (KSU), Aug. 27-Sept. 28.

The five-week course, AFIA 500: Fundamentals of Feed Manufacturing distance education program, provides an in-depth understanding of the feed manufacturing process, while allowing participants to engage in online discussions with other students and university instructors.

Gary Huddleston of AFIA
Gary Huddleston, AFIA’s director of feed manufacturing and regulatory affairs

“This course teaches participants the ways they can improve facility safety and maintenance and become more efficient in feed processing,” said Gary Huddleston, AFIA’s director of feed manufacturing and regulatory affairs. “Additionally, the convenience of the online course allows employers the ability to keep their employees’ skills fresh without lost staff time or the additional cost of travel.”

 The feed technology group in KSU’s department of grain science and industry developed AFIA 500 in 2010. The course 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.

To date, more than 450 individuals have earned a certificate for completing this course.

For more course information and/or to register, click here.

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