Equipment Manufacturers

Conference

Nov. 8-10, 2023, Omni Tucson National Resort |Tucson, AZ

Agenda

Labor and Supply Chain Issues in the Feed Industry

Wednesday, November 8, 2023

7:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m. 

Golf Tournament 

* Additonal registration required 
6:00 - 7:30 p.m. Registration and Welcome Reception 
7:30 - 11:00 p.m. Hospitality Suite - Sponsored by 4B Components

Thursday,  November 9, 2023

7:00 - 8:00 a.m. Breakfast
8:00 - 8:15 a.m. Welcome – Johnny Wheat
8:15 - 9:00 a.m. Inside Washington Update – Constance Cullman, AFIA
9:00 - 9:45 a.m. Using Immigration Laws to Your Advantage – Ahndia Mansoori, Kitch Attorneys and Counselors
9:45 - 10:00 a.m. Break
10:00 - 11:30 a.m.

Pandemic Lessons Learned to Help Manage Your Business Better in the Future

Nate Bingaman, D1 Resources - Moderator

Johnny Wheat, 4B Components

Alicia Hupp, Sweet Manufacturing

Dave Carney, Buhler, Inc.

Terry Medemblik, Walinga

11:30 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.

AFIA/KSU Lifetime Achievement Award Presentation – Gary Huddleston, AFIA and Mike Schuster, Laidig Systems

12:00 - 1:00 p.m.  Lunch   
6:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Group Dinner 

* Additonal registration required

Friday, November 10, 2023

7:00 - 8:00 a.m. Breakfast
8:00 - 8:15 a.m. Welcome – ISO-TC-293 Update – Gary Huddleston, AFIA
8:15 - 9:00 a.m. EMC Scholarship Fund Update – Mike Schuster, Laidig Systems
9:00 - 9:30 a.m. A New University Scholarship Model - Dirk Maier, ISU
9:30 -  9:45 a.m. Break
9:45 - 10:30 a.m.

Marketing My Company to Recruit and Retain New Employees, Adam Fahrenholz, NCSU

10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Panel Discussion on Labor Issues in the Feed Industry

Gary Huddleston, AFIA - Moderator

Adam Fahrenholz, NCSU

Dirk Maier, ISU

Matt Podany, EBM Manufacturing

Ahndia Mansoori, Kitch Attorneys and Counselors

11:30 - 11:45 a.m. 2024 Preview -  Peter Calderon, Scott Equipment Company
11:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.   Wrap-up, Golf Awards - Bo Fisher, Maxi-Lift Inc-DuraPlas/Mike Schuster, Laidig Systems, Inc.

*Times are subject to change

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Contact Us

 

KIM ATKINS     (703) 558-3566     katkins@afia.org

Contact Kim, manager of membership & engagement, for more information on becoming an AFIA member.

GARY HUDDLESTON   (703) 666-8854     ghuddleston@afia.org

Contact Gary, director of feed manufacturing and regulatory affairs, for any questions regarding conference agenda, committee questions and event expectations.

SARAH NOVAK     (703) 558-3574     snovak@afia.org

Contact Sarah, chief operating officer, for any questions regarding registrations, travel, hotel accomodations and event expectations.

LYNETTE TUCKER    (703) 558-3573     ltucker@afia.org

Contact Lynette, meetings and events specialist, for any questions regarding sponsorship opportunities.