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October 4, 2023

Register today for KibbleCon Lite

Submitted by Dalsy Cupp

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If you are involved or interested in working with the pet food industry, you are encouraged to attend KibbleCon Lite 2023. The in-person, half-day event will be on Thursday, Nov. 2 at the K-State Alumni Center.

KibbleCon Lite is an excellent opportunity for K-State faculty, staff and students to network with colleagues and industry experts. This year's bite-sized version of KibbleCon features an engaging keynote session, updates on K-State's research, insights from industry experts, presentations by graduate students and plenty of chances to network. View the full list of speakers and itinerary on the KibbleCon website.

To register at no cost, K-State faculty and staff should use the code FACULTYKC23. K-State students should use the code STUDENTKC23. Online registration closes on Oct. 31. Attendance is limited, so don't delay.

Are you a student with research relevant to pet food? Submit your poster abstract to Stephanie Pierce, smpierce@k-state.edu, by Oct. 13 to be entered into a poster presentation competition. The top submissions will be asked to present their research at KibbleCon for a chance to win scholarships — first place will receive $800, second place will receive $500, and third place will receive $200.

KibbleCon was created by the K-State Pet Food Program and K-State Innovation Partners and is a place to have honest conversations about the future of the industry with pet food visionaries and industry influencers. Since 2017, K-State has hosted an annual Pet Food R&D Showcase featuring networking, cutting-edge research and interactive experiences with top pet food suppliers. As the experience progressed, the event was rebranded to KibbleCon.

KibbleCon sponsors attending include Extru-Tech Inc., BSM Partners, Parker Freeze Dry, United Sorghum Checkoff Program, Balchem, Wilbur-Ellis, Biorigin, Eurofins, National Corn Growers Association and Petfood Forum — Watt Global Media.