Pet food development

Your partner in the pet food industry

We know pets are a part of the family. That's why K-State Olathe is helping the pet food industry up the ante when it comes to producing quality pet food and treats.

New product development

Taking your product to the next level requires more than the perfect ingredients. It also take the right mixture of expertise and world-class facilities. We have both.

K-State Olathe can help your business with:

  • Gold Standard recipes
  • Sensory testing
  • Process development
  • Small-scale research and development

Our facility is equipped with a test kitchen that is outfitted with the most current equipment and appliances that are the industry standard.


Petfood Forum
Kansas State University and K-State Olathe are proud supporters of the Petfood Forum. The forum is an annual, Kansas City-based conference and exhibition for the pet food industry.

Learn more about the Petfood Forum.

Petfood Innovation Workshop
Each year K-State Olathe hosts the Petfood Innovation Workshop, which is offered in conjunction with the Petfood Forum industry trade show. The workshop is conducted at the K-State Olathe campus and uses the test kitchen and other on-site learning facilities so that participants can interact with products and learn about the topics through hands-on activities.

Topics of past workshops have included using grains and novel proteins to develop healthier pet treats and the role sensory science plays in product development and marketing.

Contact Us

Manager, Food Programs and Services
Office Hours
Mon-Fri: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. CST