Huddleston Joins AFIA as Feed Manufacturing Safety and Environmental Affairs Manager
With 30 years of service in manufacturing, Huddleston will manage AFIA's efforts surrounding regulatory issues involving the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Transportation. Huddleston, who will report to Dr. Henry Turlington, AFIA director of quality and manufacturing regulatory affairs, will also be tasked with the development and coordination of AFIA education and training programs.
"Huddleston's extensive experience in feed manufacturing will complement AFIA's feed safety certification programs and trainings by providing an outlook on how feed safety affects the producer and the consumer first hand," said Turlington.
Huddleston is a previous employee of Southern States Cooperative, Inc., which he joined in 1984 post graduation from Tennessee Technological University, where he received a bachelor's degree in agribusiness and economics. Huddleston performed numerous roles while at Southern States--from sales to manufacturing--and since 1998 has worked as the plant manager of the Southern States Park City, Ky., location. Under Huddleston's guidance, the Park City plant was recognized as AFIA's Feed Mill of the Year in 2007 and 2014.