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Bachelor's Degree in Feed Science and Management

B.S. in feed science and management; minor

A degree in feed science and management covers areas such as grain handling, regulatory compliance, feed formulation, quality & safety, and pet food processing. This program prepares students for careers in the growing animal food production area.

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Students frequently engage in hands-on learning opportunities outside of the classroom, including campus greenhouses.

The K-State difference

K-State is the only institute in the world to offer a four-year degree in feed science and management. Graduates are sought after by companies in commercial feed and integrated livestock companies, and starting salaries are among the highest in the in the industry. In addition, feed science graduates tend to move into positions of increasing responsibility and pay. It is not unusual to see graduates managing a plant or organization within a few years.

The feed science faculty members are a valuable resource. They draw from firsthand industry experiences and are experts in their respective fields. In addition to teaching, faculty members conduct cutting-edge research, speak regularly at professional meetings, and serve on government and industry advisory boards.

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Did you know?

Our state-of-the-art facilities include the O.H. Kruse Feed Technology Innovation Center, the premier research and teaching feed mill in the country.

What classes will I take?

Students select an emphasis in the Feed Science and Management degree:

Feed Production – This emphasis focuses on livestock feed manufacturing and animal nutrition.

Pet Food Production – This program includes an emphasis on research and development in the pet food industry.

Pre-Vet – Feed Science offers a pathway to the vet program.

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How can I continue my education?

Feed Science (Minor)
Pet Food Science (Minor)
Grain Science (M.S.)
Grain Science (Ph.D.)

What can I do with a degree in feed science and management?

Graduates are sought after by companies in commercial feed, integrated livestock, pet food, ingredient suppliers, and exporting companies. Starting salaries are among the highest in the in the industry. Click on each career to learn about an alumnus who holds that position:

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