About Us: A Historical Snap Shot
Here you will find all sorts of information about our association, and see why we are so proud of who we are and where we've been. The following historical snapshots represent the results of extensive research and collaboration by many individuals, in close partnership with Roy Leidahl, writer of our special book, "Delivering On Our Promises: AFIA Celebrates 100 Years," and Quinn Associates, producers of our special film, "The Promises Live On." Take a tour, and drop us a line to let us know what you think. Thanks for stopping in!
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One hundred years ago a small group of livestock feed manufacturers gathered in Chicago on two occasions in the spring of 1909, and together they formed the American Feed Manufacturers Association, known as the American Feed Industry Association today.
Ever since, the association and its members have worked together as a unified team to advocate for a uniform model feed bill and other issues and programs of mutual concern and benefit. While members may compete in business, they cooperate to solve common challenges and work for the common good.
We invite you to look through time and discover how the association representing the total feed industry rose out of a need to create uniform feed rules.