Engage with Kansas State University

Welcome to Petfood Forum Connect! Listed below are the units represented in our virtual booth.

You can meet with key K-S t ate leaders, faculty, staff and students live via the Meet Now feature on the Petfood Forum Connect platform . Check out who will be available live in our virtual booth each day.

K-State Pet Food Program

The K-State Pet Food Program is the first-of-its-kind, with research expertise and facilities to explore solutions for food processing and nutritional challenges faced by companion, endangered and captive wild animals. Kansas State University has the capabilities and industry ties needed to shape the future of food production for pets through this innovative opportunity. The diverse program utilizes the university's expertise including extrusion, thermal processing, canning, baking, sensory analysis, value-added processes and much more. In addition, the College of Agriculture draws proven talent from the Department of Grain Science and Industry and offers professional development and training opportunities through the International Grains Program Institute.

To learn more, contact Dr. Greg Aldrich.

Master of Agribusiness Program

Kansas State University ’s Master of Agribusiness is an affordable, online business-focused master's degree for animal health and companion animal health professionals. In addition to the traditional courses you would find in an MBA program such as finance, economics or management, the Master of Agribusiness tailors each course to the industry.

To learn more, contact Deborah Kohl.

K-State Innovation Partners

K-State Innovation Partners is committed to collaborating with the university, industry and communities to deliver a streamlined mission of corporate engagement, technology commercialization and economic development. It is a one-stop shop to assist in creating relationships with the university, whether it be through research projects, talents pipeline, professional development, or other unique engagements that can be tailored to fit your needs.

To learn more, contact Rebecca Robinson.

KSU Foundation

The Kansas State University Foundation creates intentional relationships through engagement opportunities. These opportunities include scholarships, program support, facility enhancements, and more.

To learn more, contact Chris Spooner.

Edge Collaboration District at K-State

The Edge Collaboration District is a partnership between Kansas State University and the KSU Foundation to inspire industry collaboration along the northern edge of our campus. It’s where industry, research and talent come together to produce meaningful innovations and real results to the state of Kansas, the nation and the world.

The Research Edge: In the Edge Collaboration District, partnerships fuel an innovative research environment that is expanding in anticipation of the opening of the National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility, directly adjacent to the Biosecurity Research Institute at K-State.

The Talent Edge: The Edge Collaboration District is where talent, hard work, and passion fuel successful teams and build a workforce for tomorrow.

To learn more, contact Kate Ryan.