U.S. Senator Jerry Moran will welcome Michael Taylor, Food and Drug Administration deputy commissioner, to Great Bend Feeding, Inc. Friday afternoon in a tour of two major Kansas facilities.
The Great Bend Feeding tour, 355 NW 30 Avenue, will feature observation of cattle being treated, a stop at the feed mill to see how the feed products are managed to create the final mixed ration, and a visit to the micro-machine room where the various drugs and micronutrients are added.
Moran (R-Kan.) serves as the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittee Chairman. Moran and Taylor will start Friday’s tour in Manhattan. They will visit the Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine Friday morning. The tour include clinics, research labs and diagnostic services within the college of veterinary medicine.
At the diagnostic lab, the discussion will focus on microbiology and antibiotic susceptibility testing. During the tour, Deputy Commissioner Taylor will also have an opportunity to meet with Kansas State veterinary medical students.
Joining them in Manhattan will be Bill Tootle, FDA director for the office of budget; Bill Flynn, director of science policy at the Center for Veterinary Medicine; and Mike Apley, DVM, PhD, K-State college of veterinary medicine professor.