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tent in front of feed mill education unitWe’re excited to announce we will be hosting the CFIA / NC State Feed Technology Convention this October with even more opportunities to learn and connect! The schedule of events has been designed to accommodate both new and well-seasoned feed industry professionals, with the ability to mix and match sessions based on experience and employment area.

NC State Feed Manufacturing Short Course | October 23-24

This short course is designed for new or entry-level feed mill employees or allied industry personnel new to the feed industry. The program will include information on processes from receiving to loadout, as well as instruction related to the importance of regulatory compliance and good facility management. There will be classroom components along with practical applications at the feed mill.

Fees and Registration

Fee per participant $375
Students $225
Sponsorship $100-500


CFIA Equipment Maintenance School | October 25

The Equipment Maintenance School is the newest addition to the program and is designed for maintenance personnel. This course will focus on preventive maintenance, relying on the expertise of manufacturers and technical sales individuals.

Fees and Registration

CFIA Members $175
Non-members $225

For sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities, please visit the Carolina Feed Industry Association website.


Topic List

  • In-Depth Pellet Mill and Cooler Maintenance (2023 Keynote Topic)
  • Liquid System Maintenance and Quality Control (Getting and Staying Out of Sticky Situations)
  • Scaling Systems (But I’ve Been on a Diet, This Scale Must Be Wrong)
  •  Bearings (Searching For The Cool Side of The Pillow….Block)
  •  Air Displacement (You Feel a Draft?)
  •  Boiler Maintenance (That Valve? I Have No Idea What It’s For)
  • New Product Rundown (Dear Santa)

Feed QA Roundtable | October 25

The QA roundtable was another addition to the 2022 program and we have decided to bring it back for the 2023 program as well. This is a discussion-based program based on industry-submitted topics. We will be joined by inspectors from the NCDA&CS to give a regulatory update and Q&A in the afternoon.

Fees and Registration

Fee per participant $25



Topics are based on participation. If you have topics in mind, please fill out this Google Form to help us facilitate the discussion.

CFIA Feed Production Technology School | October 26

The Feed Production Technology School will continue its successful and long standing tradition of bringing together facility managers, supervisors, and experienced allied industry to cover a variety of advanced topics based on current industry issues and feedback from production personnel.

Fees and Registration

CFIA Members $175
Non-members $225

For sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities, please visit the Carolina Feed Industry Association website.


Topic List

  • Nutrition Hour (Heckling Encouraged)
  • Explosion Venting, Suppression, and Isolation on Baghouses (How Not To Be on Channel 5 at 11)
  • Advancements in Networking (Are You Getting Enough Fiber?)
  • HMI – Less Manual, More Auto (I Will Throw That Mouse Out The Window)
  • Steam Utilization and Management (That Uninsulated Pipe’s Not a Space Heater)
  • Money Saving Ideas (Get Rich Quick Schemes)

CFIA Membership

Discounted pricing for the CFIA Equipment Maintenance School and CFIA Feed Production Technology School is available for CFIA member companies. Not a member? Join today!


NC State Feed Mill Education Unit
4001 Chi Road
Raleigh, NC 27603

Accommodations and Ground Transportation


Hampton Inn Raleigh/Cary

A block of rooms has been reserved for the CFIA meeting. Be sure to book before October 2! Use the link above to reserve at the meeting rate!

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Raleigh SW NC State, an IHG Hotel

TownePlace Suites by Marriott Raleigh-University Area

The StateView Hotel, Autograph Collections

Ground Transportation

It is expected that most participants will drive to the course and provide their own transportation.

If you have any questions about the program, please contact Marissa Cohen or Adam Fahrenholz.