MANHATTAN, Kan. — On February 8, 2020, the Department of Grain Science and Industry at Kansas State University will host the annual Feeding Your Future event. This day of discovery will give high school students the opportunity to explore career paths within the grain science industry.
The Feeding Your Future event, which starts at 9 a.m. and concludes at 3 p.m., will be packed with hands-on activities showcasing the different areas of Bakery Science and Management, Feed Science and Management, and Milling Science and Management. These areas of exploration will be led by current K-State students in grain science, with aid from faculty and staff.
The Department of Grain Science and Industry’s Academic Programs Support Coordinator, Brenda Heptig, says that “The event is an excellent opportunity for potential students. High school students will get to experience hands-on activities related to bakery, feed and milling science, interact with current students and faculty, as well as tour our facilities.”
Students will start in the laboratories, exploring different grain-based foods and feeds as they learn about the production of wheat flour, baked goods and animal feed including pet food. Tours of the milling and feed pilot production facilities on campus will take place in the afternoon. Students will have the opportunity to compete in a judging competition to critique the quality of different food and feed products. To conclude the day, an awards ceremony will be held along with an ice cream social where students will, once again, be able to interact with faculty and staff.
For additional information and to register for the event, all students, parents, and guidance counselors are encouraged to contact Brenda Heptig at firstname.lastname@example.org or call her at 785-532-4051.
— Meghan Eidman, Communications Intern, IGP Program, Department of Grain Science and Industry, Kansas State University
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