Dr. Adam Fahrenholz earned his Bachelor of Science in feed science and management and a Master of Science and Ph.D. in grain science at Kansas State University. His areas of interest include feed processing technology as it relates to improved manufacturing efficiency and finished product quality, the impact of feed processing on animal performance, and the regulatory environment impacting the feed manufacturing and related industries. Fahrenholz joined the Prestage Department of Poultry Science at North Carolina State University in June 2012 as a Post-Doctoral Research Scholar. His responsibilities include conducting feed manufacturing research, teaching and providing industry outreach. He has been an invited speaker at various national meetings for organizations working directly with the feed manufacturing industry or their suppliers. He has worked directly with the feed industry in a number of commercial facilities, serving in either an extension capacity or as a private consultant, helping to troubleshoot problems associated with manufacturing and quality control.
Dr. Stark joined the Grain Science and Industry faculty as the new Jim and Carol Brown Associate Professor in Feed Technology in early August 2013. He worked closely in the development of the O.H. Kruse Feed Technology Innovation Center. Dr. Stark is a K-State alumnus with degrees in animal science (B.S.) and grain science (M.S., Ph.D.). Before joining K-State, he was a professor at North Carolina State University from 2006 until 2013. Prior to joining NCSU he spent 12 years in the feed industry with responsibilities in feed manufacturing, quality assurance, and plant operations. He has a joint faculty appointment in the departments of Grain Science & Industry and Animal Sciences & Industry. He serves as the faculty coordinator of the O.H. Kruse Feed Technology Innovation Center and Cargill Feed Safety Research Center. He is a member of the American Society of Animal Science, Poultry Science Association and the Southern Poultry Science Society.