Heather Acuff


Ph.D. Student/Product Manager


Kansas State University/Nulo Pet Food

Petfood Essentials session description:

Ingredients’ effects on pet food processing, and vice versa – Heather Acuff, Ph.D. candidate in the pet food program at Kansas State University and product manager, Nulo Pet Food, covers which types of ingredients most impact pet food production, and which may be altered by the production process. All that you need to consider as part of your ingredient selection and formulation development.


Heather Acuff is a first-year Ph.D. student under the supervision of Greg Aldrich, Ph.D., in the Pet Food Program within the Department of Grain Science & Industry at Kansas State University. She also serves as a product manager with Nulo Pet Food. Her previous education includes a bachelor of science in animal science (pre-veterinary medicine) and a master of science in agriculture (animal science: monogastric nutrition) from California Polytechnic University.