The 5th anniversary of the TatAgroExpo specialized agricultural exhibition has completed its work. More than 250 companies from all over Russia presented the latest examples of a wide range of agricultural machinery, spare parts and other equipment, products for processing, storage and packaging of agricultural products, seeds and agricultural chemicals at Kazan Expo International Exhibition Center.

There was a separate exposition for the achievements of Tatarstan universities in the field of agriculture and processing. On March 7th, the Rais (Head) of Tatarstan Rustam Minnikhanov visited it. At the KNRTU stand the Head of the Republic was interested in the model of the current production of compound feeds for farm animals, which was created by the scientists of the Institute of Food Engineering and Biotechnology on the basis of their own scientific developments.

The second development that Rustam Minnikhanov and the Minister of Agriculture and Food of the Republic of Tatarstan Marat Zyabbarov pointed out was muesli for sports horses. It is the latest development of the KNRTU Department staff, headed by Mstislav Polivanov, Professor of the Department of Food Engineering at Small Enterprises. At the stand there were five kinds of muesli and chaga mushroom concentrate. These promising types of feed and additives are now being prepared for industrial introduction.

The KNRTU exposition was presented to the Rais of the Republic of Tatarstan and to the officials accompanying him by Yury Kazakov, Acting Rector and Alexander Sirotkin, Director of the KNRTU Institute of Food Engineering and Biotechnology.

Also, students from the KNRTU Department of Food Engineering: Dmitry Samusik, a first-year PhD student, and Natalya Galkina, a master's degree student, took part in the exhibition program. In a fascinating way they told about their research interests in agroindustrial complex at the traditional scientific battle of Science Slam. Dmitry is engaged in cultures of extremophile microbes under the guidance of the well-known scientist in the Republic, Professor Albert Kanarsky. Natalia is interested in the development of biodegradable materials for plant mulching under the guidance of Associate Professor Elena Perushkina.