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Feed Science and Management

ayoder"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."

Ashton Yoder
Welda, Kansas

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.

Possible Careers
Plant operations and management in feed, pet food and related industries, corporate management, quality control, research and development, ingredient procurement, sales, processing facility design, and equipment design and manufacturing


Feed Production
The Feed Production option is intended for those who wish to follow 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.

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.

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Course Information

The classes you are required to take for a Feed Science and Management major are outlined in the complete course curriculum guide.

Feed Science and Management