Awards ProgramDistinguished Service Award is AFIA's highest honor to an individual member. Since 1981, only 33 individuals have received the award. These award winners are truly the elite members of the U.S. feed industry who have through their careers provided outstanding support to AFIA and the entire feed industry. For a list of the past award winners, .
Member of the Year is given to an AFIA member(s) who has exhibited amazing support over the year to helping the organization achieve its goals and objectives. Since 1985, 36 individuals and several work groups have received this award. For a list of the past award winners, .
Liquid Feed Hall of Fame is managed by AFIA's Liquid Feed Committee and was developed in 2003 to publicly recognize and honor individuals who have made significant contributions to the science and growth of the liquid feed industry. To date, 17 individuals have received this honor. For a list of former inductees, .
Feed Facility of the Year is co-sponsored by AFIA and Feedstuffs. The program is designed to recognize overall excellence in feed and ingredient manufacturing operations. Increased safety, quality, regulatory compliance, operating efficiencies and overall industry awareness of food safety are promoted through the award. As companies compete, their operations continue to improve and the overall image of the animal food industry is enhanced. There are five different categories–commerical dry feed, liquid feed, integrated feed, pet food and premix manufacturers. For a list of past winning facilities, .
Information Technology Innovation Award is co-sponsored by AFIA, AgGateway and Feed & Grain magazine. This annual award recognizes a company’s technology in the feed industry. The criteria include novelty of approach, execution of the programs, benefits of the technology and ability to determine results. For a list of past winning technologies, .
AFIA/KSU Feed Manufacturing Lifetime Achievement Award began in 1995 and was established to recognize and honor U.S. feed industry retirees—or those who are no longer serving the industry or allied industries—who have made a significant contribution to animal feed in the U.S. over the length of their careers. Individuals can be nominated in the areas of business, science and technology. For a list of the past award winners, .
For details about any of the AFIA awards programs, please contact AFIA at or (703) 524-0810.