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USA - AFIA and KSU to Offer Advanced Pelleting Course

This course will focus on the important concepts needed to ensure an optimal and efficient pelleting system in a feed manufacturing business. The lectures will cover all aspects of the pelleting process needed for participants to have an in-depth understanding. Among the topics that will be covered are: importance of ingredients in the pelleting process, what affects pelleting operations, steam conditioning, pellet cooling and crumbling, maintenance and evaluating pelleting production costs. Practical sessions will take place at the Kansas State University feed technology innovation center

December 9, 2013

The Department of Grain Science and Industry and the International Grains Program of Kansas State University, in partnership with the American Feed Industry Association will be presenting the AFIA-KSU Advanced Feed Manufacturing Focusing on Pelleting course. This three-day educational training will be held at the IGP Conference Center and at the KSU O.H. Kruse Feed Technology Innvovation Center from Feb. 10-13, 2014.

This course will focus on the important concepts needed to ensure an optimal and efficient pelleting system in a feed manufacturing business. The lectures will cover all aspects of the pelleting process needed for participants to have an in-depth understanding. Among the topics that will be covered are: importance of ingredients in the pelleting process, what affects pelleting operations, steam conditioning, pellet cooling and crumbling, maintenance and evaluating pelleting production costs.

Practical sessions will take place at the feed technology innovation center in order for participants to fully understand all the issues related to running a successful pelleting operation in their feed mills. Also, all key aspects in the pelleting system will be demonstrated, including running a steam conditioning system, pellet cooling and crumbling, and pellet quality assessment.

Speakers for this course will include KSU’s feed technology faculty including: Carlos Campabadal, Cassandra Jones and Charles Stark. Also, it will include Department of Grain Science and Industry emeritus professors Keith Behnke and Fred Fairchild. In addition, industry speakers will help to cover all aspects of pelleting topics.

“It is a great opportunity for the feed industry to update their skills in the operation of manufacturing pelleted feeds” says Carlos Campabadal, course manager and IGP program specialist in feed manufacturing and grain storage.

Registration is on a first come, first-served basis. The registration fee is $900 for AFIA members and $1,000 for non-AFIA members. This fee will cover course material, protective gear during practical sessions, lunches and breaks during the course, transportation between the hotel and IGP Conference Center and a graduation lunch.

To register for this course please visit www.afia.org or contact Katharine Gausmann at 1-703-558-3573. To learn about other training opportunities offered by IGP please visit the website: www.grains.k-state.edu/igp.

This is just one example of the partnership training offered through IGP. In addition to feed manufacturing and grain management, IGP offers training in the areas of flour milling and grain processing, and grain marketing and risk management.

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