Feeds and Pet Food Extrusion Short Course
February 3, 2019 - February 8, 2019
28th Annual Practical Short Course on Feeds & Pet Food Extrusion
Organized by the
- The Process Engineering Research & Development Center
- Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station
- The Texas A&M University System
College Station, Texas
(Schedule & Information Subject to Change)
This course is designed to train production personnel in principles and characteristics of extruders and support systems for effective selection and operation. Review current practices for preparation of full fat soy meal, processing raw animal products, preparation of pet foods, aquaculture, poultry and swine feeds. Demonstrate equipment in operation, familiarize attendees with practical aspects of feeds extrusion, and review baked pet food treats and its operation.
Objectives of Short Course
- Train production personnel in principles and characteristics of extruders and support systems for effective selection and operation.
- Review current practices for preparation of full fat soy meal, processing raw animal products, preparation of pet foods, aquaculture, poultry and swine feeds.
- Demonstrate equipment in operation and familiarize attendees with practical aspects of feeds extrusion.
Reservations for lodging should be made directly by attendee. A block of rooms has been reserved at the College Station Hilton and Conference Center for short course participants at the special rate of $125/night plus tax for single or double occupancy. Ask for the rate specifically and mention the Group Code “FEED18.” Hotel reservations must be received before December 29, 2017 in order to get special rate; the special rate DOES NOT APPLY before January 20 or after January 26. You can make your reservation by telephone, fax, or the internet:
College Station Hilton & Conference Center
801 University Drive East
College Station, Texas 77840, USA
When faxing or emailing hotel reservations, please include a credit card number to confirm your reservation, and also include your departure and arrival dates.
Easterwood Airport at College Station is easily reached by about eight flights daily. From Dallas/Ft. Worth International Airport connect via American Airlines. From Houston Intercontinental Airport connect via United Airlines. The airport code for Easterwood Airport is CLL. To get to the hotel in College Station, participants can call the Hilton hotel (979.693.7500) upon arrival at Easterwood Airport for courtesy van service or schedule a pickup with GroundShuttle.com (855.303.4415) from George Bush Intercontinental airport (IAH) or Houston Hobby airport (HOB).
The registration fee for the short course and pilot plant demonstrations include Monday evening mixer, daily lunch, refreshments at breaks, local transportation, a short course eBook manual, and certificate of completion. Registration fee is $1650 if paid in full by December 29, 2017. After this date, registration fee is $1750. Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are available upon request. An OPTIONAL black&white paper manual/binder is available for an additional $200 fee. There is a 10% registration discount if three or more individuals from the same organization register for the short course. Academic discounts may be applicable if space is available. Registration fees are not refundable, but substitute personnel may be sent by the same firm. Space is limited; therefore, applications will be accepted on a first- come, first-served basis.
You can pay by credit card (American Express, Visa, or Master Card) online. Call if you have questions.
If paying by check, make payable to TEES (Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station) and mail to TEES Fiscal Office c/o TEES Edge Program 7607 Eastmark Dr., Suite 250 D College Station, TX 77840.
For registration inquiries contact:
Short Course Coordinator
Process Engineering R&D Center
Phone: (979) 845-2741
Fax: (979) 845-2744
Location And Facilities
All lectures will be held at Rudder Tower on the Texas A&M University Campus. College Station temperatures are from 96-73ºF (36-23ºC) in August. Participants will be taken by bus to the Process Engineering R&D Center (TAMU RELLIS Campus) for afternoon demonstrations. Manuals and lectures will be in English. Translation equipment is available by prior arrangements for organized groups willing to provide their own translators.
Short Course Conduct
All Short Course Sessions will be informal. Insurance policies do not allow non-university personnel, other than original manufacturers, to operate equipment. Questions are encouraged during the lectures, breaks, and social periods. Laptops are allowed in the classroom to follow the presentations in the short course eBook manual. If you require WiFi access during the conference, please inform the Short Course Coordinator when you register (the hotel has its own WiFi access and is separate from the conference). Rights to cancel this course with refund, to deny service, to substitute speakers, and to change schedules, as necessary to expedite the course, are reserved. Texas A&M University System policy does not allow inclusion of alcoholic beverages in registration fees.