The courses are geared toward feed mill owners, managers, supervisors, merchandisers and maintenance personnel as well as managers of livestock, poultry and agriculture facilities, said Carlos Campabadal, course coordinator and IGP program specialist for grain quality. Course participants may take the basic class, the advanced class or both, Campabadal said.
“The basic course will focus on batching, mixing, extrusion, and conditioning and pelleting; while, the advanced course covers how the feed process impacts nutrition, feed safety and HACCP, and quality control,” Campabadal said.
Some of the participants will be taking a field trip to a grain storage facility over the weekend between the courses; however, that portion of the registration is now closed due to the trip being filled to capacity.
Still Campabadal believes there are lots of reasons for feed industry personnel to participate.
“In this course, we discuss advanced topics that benefit the feed manufacturing industry in processing,” he said. “Our faculty members bring industry experience and research knowledge that addresses everyday problems faced by those working in the feed industry.”
Campabadal adds that he hopes all participants will be able to increase their knowledge of feed manufacturing and learn how to apply their training to solve direct system problems on the process side.
To register for the training go to the IGP website at www.grains.ksu.edu/igp. Select the course from the listing on the side. The registrations will close Sept. 19.
In addition to feed manufacturing, IGP offers trainings in flour milling and grain processing, and grain marketing and management. More information about future course offerings may also be found on the IGP website.