The agricultural economy is heavily dependent on feed technology. The Midwest is one of the largest feed production and grain processing regions in the world. Feed manufacturing is also a global business with a growing demand for qualified technical professionals.
Feed technology includes the areas of grain handling and storage, animal nutrition, feed formulation, feed manufacturing, biosecurity, and feed safety and quality. The Feed Technology minor (15 credits) covers the breadth of all these topics so that you can:
- Understand animal nutrition, feed mill operations management and their application to feed quality, safety, and profitability;
- Identify chemical, biological and physical hazards in grain and feed;
- Know practical ways to monitor, manage and mitigate hazards in grain handling and feed manufacturing facilities; and
- Be familiar with the importance, scope and trends of the global animal feed industry.
The minor requires 15 credits and must include at least 9 credits that are not used to meet any other department, college, or university requirement. Below is the list of courses used in the minor.
|TSM 322||Preservation of Grain Quality||3|
|or A B E 469||Engineering for Grain Storage, Preservation, Handling, and Processing Systems|
|TSM 455||Feed Processing and Technology||3|
|TSM 457||Feed Safety, Ingredient Quality and Analytics||3|
|AN S 320||Animal Feeds and Feeding||3|
|AN S 324||Food Processing for Companion Animals||3|