Chris Rude, PhD

Poultry Nutritionist

Chris Rude graduated with his PhD in poultry nutrition from Kansas State University in December of 2011. In March of 2012, he started his career in the poultry industry as the nutritionist for Willmar Poultry Farms in Willmar, Minnesota. There he was in charge of dietary formulation and ingredient quality control, and formulated diets for market and breeder turkeys. After working there for 2.5 years, Chris joined Kemin as a Technical Services Manager. After a brief stint at Kemin, he got an opportunity to work with John Kuhl and learn layer nutrition at Devenish Nutrition in 2016. In his short career, he has been fortunate to speak at several conferences including Poultry Science, Caribbean Poultry Conference, Multi-State Poultry Nutrition conference, and now the Minnesota Nutrition Conference.