MANHATTAN, KANSAS, U.S. —Kansas State University’s (KSU) IGP Institute teamed up with U.S. Soybean Export Council (USSEC) to hold the Regional Animal Production Course (RAPCO) in feed manufacturing on Sept. 6-9.

“The IGP-KSU partnership with USSEC continues the technical program under RAPCO that helps Latin Americans who import U.S. soybeans and soybean meal to better understand and utilize its nutritional benefits,” said Carlos Campabadal, course coordinator and feed manufacturing and grain quality management curriculum manager. “It also helps them understand how to improve their feed operations.”

Course participants learned new techniques and updated their knowledge in feed manufacturing. Participants learned about ingredient and soybean meal quality, feed storage, feed safety programs, pelleting, extrusion processing, and feed mill design and material handling. Participants also learned from USSEC representatives along with IGP faculty and Kansas State professors. In addition to presentation-style learning, participants toured the KSU O.H. Kruse Feed Mill to gain a better understanding of feed manufacturing and plant operations.

 “I wanted to meet people from other countries with the same type of product,” said Elizabeth Bastidas, course participant from Columbia. “I have enjoyed listening to other individuals strategies so that I can incorporate them myself.”