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August 28, 2019

Faculty and staff invited to attend 2019 Petfood R&D Showcase

Submitted by Stephanie Pierce

Petfood R&D

Kansas State University will host the fifth annual Petfood R&D Showcase Oct. 15-17.

The showcase will kick-off at the K-State Alumni Center with a reception in the evening on Tuesday, Oct. 15. On Wednesday, Oct. 16, university faculty will share research from their specific areas that has a direct connection to ideas for pet food producers and suppliers, which they can implement in the near future. Presentations by industry sponsors regarding real-time technology application to pet foods and processes will follow. The day will be capped by a student poster session in which they will share their academic research in conjunction with a reception and networking activity. As an extra, options for a "Dine-Around" will be available in which hosts will engage participants in specific topics in a relaxed dining experience.

On Thursday, Oct. 17, the showcase will move to the K-State Grain Science Complex on the north edge of campus. Events will include hands-on demonstrations of the technology hosted by key industry sponsors which will explore new ideas and how they behave in actual product applications.

The showcase will provide ample opportunities for faculty and students to interact and network with industry professionals. More than 120 industry and university representatives attended the 2018 Petfood R&D Showcase.

Faculty and staff will receive complementary registration to the event. Please register at Petfood R&D Showcase 2019 as faculty and enter the code "RDS19FACULTY." For any questions or to learn more, please contact Stephanie Pierce at smpierce@k-state.edu