ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA, U.S. — The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) and Kansas State University (KSU) partner to offer an online feed course from Feb. 11, 2019 – April 1, 2019. Registration is now open for the course.

The feed technology group in KSU’s Department of Grain Science and Industry developed the AFIA/KSU 500: Fundamentals of Feed Manufacturing 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.

“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, director of feed manufacturing and regulatory affairs at the AFIA. “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.”

KSU offers a bachelor of science degree in feed manufacturing and is home to the IGP Institute. For more than 35 years, the IGP Institute has offered 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.

To date, more than 450 individuals have earned a certificate for completing this course. Visit the course website for more information and to register.