Online Feed Manufacturing Course Available Via AFIA/KSU
The American Feed Industry Association, in partnership with Kansas State University, will host a distance education program that provides an in-depth understanding of the feed manufacturing process.The American Feed Industry Association, in partnership with Kansas State University, will host a distance education program that provides an in-depth understanding of the feed manufacturing process.
The five-week, “AFIA-500: Fundamentals of Feed Manufacturing” e-learning program, allows participants to work at their own pace while engaging in online discussions with other students and university faculty instructors. The course is Feb. 27 to March 31, 2017.
“I highly recommend this web-based course to employers looking to provide training to their employees without the hassle or cost of travel,” said Henry Turlington, AFIA director of quality, education and training. “Not only is AFIA-500 convenient, the training is effective in improving facility safety, maintenance, feed processing efficiency.”
The online course will also run May 15 to June 16, and Oct. 30 to Dec. 1, next year.
AFIA-500 was developed by the feed technology group in KSU’s department of grain science and industry. 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.
AFIA has partnered with KSU—the only U.S. university to offer a bachelor of science 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.