This short course will cover various aspects of extrusion technology, equipment and product development (including snack foods, soy chunks, breakfast cereal, petfood and aquatic feed processing).
Apart from learning about extrusion processing from experts in industry and academia, the short course will also focus on strategic business planning for extrusion-based companies with the help of faculty from the Department of Agricultural Economics at Kansas State.
There will be plenty of hands-on and practical oriented lab sessions in which different products will be developed and evaluated both instrumentally and by using a consumer panel. One day of the short course will be reserved for visit to Sabetha, Kansas which is home to major manufacturers of extruders and ancillary equipment.
NEW!! A significant new feature of the 2011 edition of the KSU extrusion course will be a hands-on session on the science and practice of sensory evaluation and consumer acceptance studies for new products.
Who Should Attend?
The course is recommended for technical and managerial personnel in the food, pet food and feed industry and ingredient companies desiring training in fundamentals and operations, entrepreneurs who desire to set up a new extrusion-based food processing business, and researchers interested in updating themselves with the latest practices and trends in extrusion processing. In addition, the short course presents an excellent opportunity to develop useful contacts with industry people in the US and around the world who will be present as speakers or participants.
The short course is also open to students who have the option of receiving two KSU Division of Continuing Education (DCE) credits. Tuition fees and DCE charges will apply for distance students in addition to the short course fee.
Early-bird Registration Fee: $1,100/person (must be registered by June 17, 2011)
Regular Registration Fee: $1,200/person
* If two or more people from the same company or institution enroll in this short course, each is entitled to a 10% discount off the registration fee. To receive the discount, registrations MUST be submitted together.
Students attending the short course can receive a 20% discount by enclosing a written endorsement of their student status from a professor.