Kansas State University's Department of Agricultural Economics will host a luncheon seminar on animal health regulations from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 11, at the K-State Olathe Campus.

The seminar, the second in the Animal Health Corridor Lecture Series, will address U.S. Department of Agriculture regulations for the animal health industry.

Speakers will include Byron Rippke, director of policy, evaluation and licensing for the USDA APHIS Center for Veterinary Biologics, and Carol Rinehart, director of poultry and cattle vaccines research and development for CEVA Biomune.

"Regulatory compliance is critical in our current environment," said Kara Ross, K-State agricultural economics research assistant professor and program leader. "Animal health industry professionals have continually expressed the need to have more access to expertise and resources regarding regulatory affairs."

The newly-formed Animal Health Supply Chain Program helps animal health organizations improve credibility through regulatory compliance. As a result, companies are able to increase competitiveness and create more job opportunities, Ross said.

Registration information is available online at www.ageconomics.ksu.edu under Events. Participants are asked to RSVP by Oct. 3. Lunch is included in the registration cost.

For more information, contact Ross at 785-532-3536 or kross@agecon.ksu.edu.