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October 8, 2014

Animal Health Industry Insights seminar at K-State Olathe

Submitted by Mary Bowen

The Master of Agribusiness program is hosting an Animal Health Industry Insights seminar by Sharon Benz, Food and Drug Administration, at noon Wednesday, Oct. 22, at the K-State Olathe Campus.

Benz is the director of the Division of Animal Feeds within the Food and Drug Administration's Center for Veterinary Medicine. She is responsible for providing direction and oversight to the division, which monitors and sets standards for contaminants, approves food additives and oversees medicated feed and pet food programs. Prior to her appointment to director in 2004, Benz served as the team leader for the nutrition and labeling team. In preparation for her work with the Food and Drug Administration, Benz was employed by the National Academy of Sciences, Board on Agriculture and was responsible for the animal nutrition series bulletins on animal nutrient requirements. She holds a Bachelor of Science from Pennsylvania State University and a Master of Science and doctorate from Virginia Tech. Her training is in ruminant nutrition and mineral metabolism and requirements.

The seminar is open to the public, but attendees must register by Oct. 15 and pay the $50 registration fee, which includes lunch.

For more information about the seminar contact Mary Bowen at 785-532-4435 or mjbowen@k-state.edu.