University Catalog 2023-2024

Feed Milling (Minor)

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The Minor in Feed Milling is designed to provide a foundation in animal feed milling technology. The objectives of the minor are for the student to: acquire an understanding of the functions of a modern feed mill; to learn procedures related to feed milling operations; and to apply academic skills to the challenges of managing a manufacturing facility.


Students interested in this minor can contact the following Program Coordinator:


Students must enroll in the Feed Milling minor no later than the registration period for the student’s final semester at NC State. The minor must be completed no later than the semester in which the student expects to graduate from his or her degree program.

Contact Person

Dr. Adam Fahrenholz
234C Scott Hall

SIS code: 11FEM

Plan Requirements

A minimum of 15 credit hours from the prescribed list of courses and a grade of ‘C-‘ or better in these courses is required to receive the Minor in Feed Milling. An overall GPA of 2.0 is required to pursue and graduate from the minor.

Required Courses14
Poultry Science and Production
Introduction to Animal Science
Feed Manufacturing Technology
Feed Mill Operations and Leadership
Feed Quality Assurance & Formulation
Feed Mill Learning Experience
Elective Courses 13
Agribusiness Management
Agricultural Markets
Shop Processes and Management
Introduction to Biological and Agricultural Engineering Methods
Processing Agricultural Products
Agricultural Electrification
Agricultural and Environmental Safety and Health
Comparative Nutrition
Food Safety Management Systems
Personal Leadership Development in Agriculture and Life Sciences
Developing Team Leadership in Agriculture and Life Sciences
Southern Row Crop Production - Cotton, Peanuts, and Tobacco
Southern Row Crop Production - Corn, Small Grains and Soybeans
Total Hours17