21 May 2013
AFIA Board of Directors Conclude Spring Meeting, Capitol Hill Visits
Members of the American Feed Industry Association’s Board of Directors last week met to discuss issues of mutual concern and make those concerns known to their legislators during the annual spring meeting in the Washington, D.C. The Board also recognized Al Gunderson, Vita Plus, for his leadership as chairman this past year, welcomed his successor, Jeff Cannon, Diamond V Mills, and 16 new directors and elected 8 new members to the organization’s Executive Committee.
15 May 2013
AFIA Names Kersey, Vickers Co-Members of the Year
The American Feed Industry Association has named Jarrod Kersey, Ph.D., The Nutro Company and Jason Vickers, P&G Pet Care, Co-Member of the Year. Both have provided leadership to AFIA’s Pet Food Committee during the last two years, each serving a term as chair. The award was announced May 14, 2013, at AFIA’s Board of Directors meeting.
15 May 2013
Dr. Trevor Tomkins Named Recipient of AFIA Distinguished Service Award
The American Feed Industry Association has named Trevor Tomkins, Ph.D., recipient of the 2013 Distinguished Service Award for his life-long contributions to the feed industry and to AFIA. He was honored May 14, 2013, at the Board of Directors meeting Arlington, Va.
25 April 2013
AFIA’s Equipment Manufacturers Committee Donates $2,500 to Kansas State University Scholarship Program
The American Feed Industry Association’s Equipment Manufacturers Committee (EMC) recently donated $2,500 to Kansas State University’s Department of Grain Science and Industry undergraduate scholarship fund.
11 April 2013
AFIA and K-State to Offer Feed Safety and Quality Assurance Protocols Distance Education Program
Increasingly, food and feed quality and safety are hot button issues requiring the feed and pet food industries to prepare and respond to the upcoming Food Safety Modernization Act. In response, AFIA and Kansas State University are offering AFIA 520 – Advanced Feed Safety and Quality Assurance Protocols completely online.
10 April 2013
AFIA Welcomes Katharine Gausmann and Paul Keppy
The American Feed Industry Association has welcomed two new staff members in 2013. Katharine Gausmann has joined AFIA as the Membership and Meetings Coordinator, while Paul Keppy is the new Legislative and Regulatory Specialist.
28 March 2013
AFIA Announces Information Technology Innovation Award
To meet the demands of an ever-growing feed and food industry requires, at some level, the use of advanced technologies. Information collection, safety monitoring, remote/PDA tools, quality controls and automated systems all have become standard equipment for many feed processors.
20 March 2013
AFIA Nutrition Symposium Addresses Sustainable Technologies in Animal Agriculture
The 2013 Purchasing and Ingredient Suppliers Conference (PISC), an annual two-day event of the American Feed Industry Association concluded March 14 in Fort Worth, Texas. Prior to the conference on March 11-13, AFIA’s Spring Committee Meetings provided time for the association’s committees and Board of Directors to meet. A highlight of the Spring Committee Meetings was the pre-conference Nutrition Symposium, presented March 12 by the Nutrition Council.
19 March 2013
More than 530 Attend AFIA Purchasing and Ingredient Suppliers Conference
The 2013 Purchasing and Ingredient Suppliers Conference (PISC), an annual two-day event of the American Feed Industry Association, concluded March 14 in Fort Worth, Texas. Last week, 535 attendees from the livestock, feed and pet food industry gathered to learn about the latest issues, events and other matters. AFIA’s Purchasing and Ingredient Suppliers Committee has sponsored the annual event for many years.
28 February 2013
AFIA to Host FAMI-QS Awareness in Feed Safety Workshop
AFIA will host the workshop FAMI-QS Awareness in Feed Safety Program: Solutions for the Specialty Feed and Mixture Industry April 17-18, 2013, in Des Moines, Iowa. The program will offer useful information that will immediately impact decision making in day-to-day operations for feed industry stakeholders.