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K-State Today

July 26, 2013



K-State to host Livestock Feed and Pet Food Safety Research Round Table on Aug. 13

By Cassie Jones

Professionals interested in learning the latest updates in feed safety research and regulations in the livestock feed and pet food arenas should make plans to attend the Livestock Feed and Pet Food Safety Research Round Table on Aug. 13 at the International Grains Program Building. This event is being hosted by the Kansas State University department of grain science and industry.

Through this one-day round table, participants will be updated on current regulatory affairs in the livestock feed and pet food safety topic areas, have the opportunity to hear a review of feed safety research, discuss with experts as they identify their priorities for future feed safety research, view state-of-the-art facilities to conduct unique experiments and listen to a keynote speaker describe how multiparty cooperation has resulted in improvements in food safety. Most importantly, attendees will play an active role in a strategic planning discussion to help shape the future direction of research in livestock feed and pet food safety at Kansas State University.

"Bringing together experts in feed and pet food safety from industry, government and universities provides an excellent forum to identify research needs and establish research priorities as K-State faculty lead this public-private partnership with the launch of our new O.H. Kruse Feed Technology Innovation Center," said Dirk Maier, grain science and industry department head.

With the help of the experts in attendance, the department hopes to further its role as an essential player in feed manufacturing research.

"As we start a new chapter in the feed technology program at K-State, industry and academic collaborator guidance is vital to help us set relevant research priorities," said Cassie Jones, assistant professor of feed technology. "We have new faculty, new facilities and motivated students. Now, more than ever, we must engage with our valuable supporters so that our program continues to provide the pertinent answers that built our reputation as the go-to place for feed manufacturing research."

Register for this event.