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Grain Science and Industry

Fairchild, Fred

Fairchild, Fred Emeritus Professor

WA 002B
Manhattan, KS 66506
785-532-7010 fax

Area(s) of Specialization

Plant design and construction, manufacturing technology, maintenance, materials and handling, plant management, grain storage, seed cleaning plants, pet food plants, flour, feed and dry corn mills

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B.S. Architectural Engineering, Kansas State University, 1963
M.S. Milling Technology, Kansas State University, 1964

Bio Brief

Fred Fairchild has been a member of the Department of Grain Science and Industry's teaching faculty since 1994. He specializes in grain processing plant design and construction, manufacturing technology, maintenance, materials handling, and plant management. A recognized and respected speaker and presenter on feed manufacturing, flour milling, and petfood manufacturing through meetings, seminars, conventions and short courses in both domestic and international locations. Has spoken internationally in seminars in Turkey, Egypt, Norway, South Korea and the Peoples Republic of China. Author of numerous papers and publications for the feed and flour milling and petfood industries. Consultant on mill design, operation and performance.

Thirty years previous domestic industry experience in the design, construction, operation, and management of feed, flour, and dry corn milling facilities. Additional experience in the design and construction of grain storage, seed cleaning plants, and petfood plants. Experienced in both U.S. and international markets. Licensed Professional Engineer.

Industry experience includes design, construction, start up, and production management of complete new "state-of-the-art" dry corn mill; design and construction of both large and small new feed mills; and management of maintenance and engineering for large grain processing facility. Also project engineer for $30 million "state-of-the-art" dry petfood facility.

Domestic experience in the preparation of proposals, negotiations, and sales of facilities and equipment for World Bank projects in Turkey (grain storage), Pakistan (grain storage and handling survey), and Egypt (10 feed mills). Other international work included consultation with various groups from the Peoples Republic of China for feed mills for swine feed milling facilities.