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Learn about ancient grains at
the Petfood R&D Showcase
October 2017 workshop to demonstrate technologies and value of whole
and ancient grains in pet food.
Pet food professionals have the opportunity
to learn about one of the industry's latest ingredient trends, whole and ancient grains, at Petfood
Industry's inaugural Petfood R&D Showcase:
Going with the Grain. The event, which will
take place October 10-12, 2017, will be held at
Kansas State University (KSU) in Manhattan,
Kansas, USA, and will include interactive labs and
networking events hosted by pet food industry
October 10 will provide plenty of networking
opportunities, with optional plant tours in the
afternoon and a welcome reception in the evening.
October 11 officially opens the Showcase with
several presentations from industry experts on
topics related to whole and ancient grains in pet
food. Among them:
■ Harnessing Cereal Crop Diversity for
Improved Health; Dr. Davina Rhodes,
assistant professor in the Department of
■ Real Nutrition for Real Working Dogs: Finding
the Right Source of Energy Regardless of the
Name; Dr. Tim Hunt, owner, Dr. Tim's Pet
Food Company LLC
■ Using Grain-based Diets to Maximize Pet
Food Safety; Dr. Cassie Jones, associate
professor, Department of Animal Sciences &
■ Kill-step Validation for Food Safety; Dr.
Kantha Channaiah, directory of microbiology,
October 12 continues the theme with six interactive lab stations focusing on whole and ancient
grain ingredients. Participants will rotate to each
station in groups throughout the day, learning:
■ How to leverage the power of natural malted,
sprouted and over value-added grain ingredients in pet food and treat applications.
■ What the differences are between extruding a
grain-free formula and an ancient grain diet.
■ How to utilize different ancient grains in the
preparation of baked pet treats.
■ How to utilize botanical-based color solutions
for coloring dog-friendly granola bars made
from ancient grains.
Read more on ancient
grains in pet food
For a full schedule of speakers, topics and
interactive labs, as well as to take advantage of
early bird registration (through September 10,
2017), visit www.PetfoodForumEvents.com. ■