ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA, U.S. – The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) in partnership with Kansas State University (KSU) is offeringAFIA-500: Fundamentals of Feed Manufacturing.

The distance education program provides participants with an understanding of the feed manufacturing process. The five-week, e-learning program allows participants to work at their own pace while engaging in online discussions with other participants and the course instructor. Topics include: the process flow from particle size reduction to batching and mixing, conditioning and pelleting, boilers, post-pellet systems, packaging and loadout, and maintenance.

The next AFIA-500 runs from Oct. 30-Dec. 1. The registration fee is $499 for AFIA members and $685 for non-members.

The AFIA has partnered with KSU, the only university in the United States to offer a bachelor's degree in feed manufacturing and home of the IGP Institute. For more than 35 years, the IGP Institute has established a worldwide reputation as a center of excellence for international programs related to flour milling and grain processing, feed manufacturing and grain management, grain marketing and risk management focused on corn, grain sorghum, soybeans and wheat. The courses are taught by a diverse blend of individuals from KSU and within the feed and allied industries and provide in-depth training on all aspects related to feed manufacturing.

For more information, please contact Gary Huddleston, AFIA's director of feed manufacturing and safety, at 703.666.8854. For registration assistance, contact Connie Samuels, AFIA's manager of meetings and events, at 703.558.3573.