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A feed mill with cars and trucks in the parking lot outside.We’re excited to announce we will be hosting the CFIA / NC State Feed Technology Convention this November 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 | November 14-15

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 $350
Students $200
Sponsorship $100-500

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Day 1 – Monday, November 14, 2022
Time Topic
8:00 a.m. Introductions
8:30 a.m. Overview and Purpose of Feed Manufacturing
9:15 a.m. Break
9:30 a.m. Feed Mill Tour
11:15 a.m. Receiving
12 noon Lunch (provided)
1:00 p.m. Biosecurity
1:45 p.m. Grinding
2:30 p.m. Break
2:45 p.m. Feed Mill Practical: Receiving, Biosecurity, Grinding
4:15 p.m. Regulatory Overview
5:00 p.m. Conclude
Day 2 – Tuesday, November 15, 2022
8:00 a.m. Batching/Mixing
8:45 a.m. FSMA & Feed Safety
9:30 a.m. Break
9:45 a.m. Pelleting Systems (Conditioner, Pellet Mill, Cooler, PPLA)
10:30 a.m. Feed Mill Practical (Batching/Mixing, Pelleting)
12 noon Lunch (provided)
1:00 p.m. Packaging/Loadout/Delivery
1:30 p.m. QA Programs & Inspections
2:15 p.m. Break
2:30 p.m. Feed Mill Practical (QA and Inspections)
3:45 p.m. Management (Preventive Maintenance, KPI, Automation/SPC, People)
4:30 p.m. Closing
5:00 p.m. Adjourn

CFIA Equipment Maintenance School | November 16

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 $150
Non-members $200
Sponsorships $100-500

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Time Topic Speaker
8:00 a.m. Leg and Drag Maintenance Reggie White, RNC Conveyors
9:00 a.m. Hammermill/Roller Mills/Crumbler Maintenance Doug Kitch, CPM
10:00 a.m. Break
10:15 a.m. Mixer Maintenance Patrick Lauer, Scott Equipment
10: 45 a.m. VFDs & Soft Starts – Important Understandings Matthew Robinson, Benshaw
11:30 a.m. Lunch, provided outside in tent
1:00 p.m. Conditioner & Pellet Mill Maintenance Phil Wellhausen, CPM
2:30 p.m. Break
2:45 p.m. Cooler Maintenance – Follow-up Discussion Phil Wellhausen, CPM
3:00 p.m. Fat Coaters Garrett Billmire, Apec
4:00 p.m. Final Panel/Questions/Points of Interest Entire Group

CFIA Feed Production Technology School | November 17

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 $150
Non-members $200
Sponsorships $100-500

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Time Topic Speaker
8:30 a.m. Nutrition Education: Importance of Product Quality and Processing Tara York, AB Vista
Coltin Caraway, Mountaire
JT Pope, Nash Johnson/House of Raeford
Jeff Hansen, NutriQuest
9:45 a.m. Mitigating Receiving Issues Via Technology and Automation Jeff Martin, Repete Automation
10:15 a.m. Break
10:30 a.m. Control System Features and Supply Issues (ethernet, parts availability) Jamie Smith, Beta Raven
11:00 a.m. Meter Technology Sam Gooding – Micro Motion Meter – Emerson
11:30 a.m. Lunch, provided outside in tent
1:00 p.m. Managing Parts Inventory & Maintenance Programs Phil Sisler, Perdue Farms
2:00 p.m. Break
2:30 p.m.

Future of Feed Milling:

New Facility Tour

Efficient Loadout Systems

Nash Johnson/House of Raeford; Simsboro, LA

Joey Posivio, Younglove Construction

3:30 p.m. Sharing Session: Safety Audience Participation
4:00 p.m. Adjourn

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!


J. Edward Booth Field Learning Center
4000 Chi Road
Raleigh, NC 27603

Accommodations and Ground Transportation


A block of rooms has been made available through October 28, 2022 at the Hampton Inn Raleigh-Cary.
Reserve your room at the Hampton Inn using this link.

Hampton Inn Raleigh/Cary

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.