MANHATTAN, KANSAS, U.S. — Kansas State University is offering an online course in which industry professionals will learn what is comprised within the fundamental practice of farm animal nutrition, while discussing topics on anatomy, growth, development, and nutrition digestion, absorption and metabolism.

The online training, which runs from Oct. 15–Nov. 16, is designed for industry professionals who are interested in fundamentally understanding animals’ nutritional requirements and the digestive systems of production animals.

To register for the course, visit The main training focus is on the elementary principles of farm animal nutrition. This includes the anatomy, nutritional digestion, absorption, metabolism, and a general overview of the nutrients necessary for animal growth and development.

By the end of this course, participants will know how an animal’s digestive system and nutritional requirements influences the ingredients and makeup of feed.

“It is important to understand the basics of animal nutrition in order to work in the animal feed industry,” said Cassandra Jones, assistant professor of animal sciences and industry. “Whether you are feeding animals, manufacturing feed, work in sales or marketing, or are responsible for procurement or logistics, understanding the background of animal nutrition helps you understand the purpose and function of the product with which you are dealing.”

It is a self-paced, five-week online training course featuring lectures and readings specifically designed for professionals looking to gain a larger understanding of animal digestive anatomy and nutrition utilization.

The course offers one continuing education credit. For information about registration, contact Cassie Jones at or call 785-532-5289.