Feed Science and Management
“I’m glad to be a part of the feed science program for many reasons — the contact with professors and companies, the excitement of learning something new every day, and the chance to develop knowledge and leadership ability. With the new feed mill complete, I am looking forward to hands-on learning experiences that will give me a better understanding of how each machine is used in the industry.”
Kansas State University’s feed science and management program is a unique four-year degree program. It is the only one in the world designed to train individuals specifically for positions in the feed, biofuel and related industries. Advantages in earning a degree in feed science include plentiful job opportunities in a large, stable industry, good starting salaries, promotion possibilities, scholarships, and summer jobs and internships. Options exist in feed production, biofuels production and pet nutrition.
Plant operations and management in feed, pet food, biorefining and related industries, corporate management, quality control, research and development, ingredient procurement, sales, processing facility design, and equipment design and manufacturing
The Feed Production option is intended for those wishing to fallow the conventional feed science program to prepare for careers in the feed manufacturing and animal nutrition fields including pet food manufacturing and other allied industries.
The Biofuels Production option focuses on preparation for supervisory and management positions in the biofuels industry including grain processing, fuel production, and the utilization of the co-products produced in biofuels production.
Pet Food Production
The pet food production option is set to train students for a wide range of career opportunities in the pet industry. They can become processing managers, or work in research and development, quality assurance, or regulatory control.
Students may complete pre-vet professional requirements while attaining a feed science and management degree.