MANHATTAN, KANSAS, U.S. — With a goal of helping countries develop customized agricultural production systems, strengthening trade and increasing interest in U.S. agricultural production, the USDA Cochran Fellowship Program provides short-term training programs to industry professionals. The IGP Institute hosted a group from the fellowship to focus on learning about feed ingredient requirements, feed utilization and storage processing.

From Oct. 22- Nov. 3, this Cochran Fellowship group visited the Kansas State University IGP Institute to provide 13 participants from Vietnam, Malaysia and Cambodia training on understanding and learning feed ingredients. The Cochran Fellowship Program designed a customized course to provide information to grain traders and feed millers in hopes to take what they learn back to their countries and enhance their end users products. Throughout the week, participants met with a variety of feed and grain industry professionals and explored topics on exports and commodities, feed technology, post-harvest management and pest control.

“We took the participants to the U.S. Grains Council Export Exchange, so they could have the opportunity to meet with the different suppliers of sorghum and corn and their by-products, such as DDGS,” said Carlos Campabadal, IGP Institute outreach specialist feed manufacturing and grain quality management. “The group also visited different related facilities like farms, grain elevators and other locations around Kansas.”