Aug. 17 - Sept. 23, 2020
Self-paced virtual platform opens Aug. 17; culminates with live webinar Sept. 23 


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Each lecture within a module will be pre-recorded and uploaded to a web based platform where they can be watched at your own pace starting on Aug. 17. Lectures and questions will be recapped via a live webinar on Sept. 23. Recorded proceedings will be sent after Sept. 23 for those that are not available to watch on that day. 

Module 1 - self guided 

Welcome, Introductions & Expectations- Ch., Nutrition Committee - Mr. Justin Bundy, Bill Barr & Co. 
An overview of the U.S. Feed Industry: Segments, Tonnages & Species Affected - Ms. Constance Cullman, American Feed Industry Association
Physiology and Nutrition – Monogastric - Dr. Jose Soto, Ajinomoto Animal Nutrition
Physiology and Nutrition – Ruminant - Dr. Matt Gibson, Southwind Milling Co. LLC
Physiology and Nutrition – Companion Animal & Equine - Mr. Todd Steen, Tennessee Farmers Cooperative
Physiology and Nutrition – Young Stock - Mr. Robert Musser, Land O'Lakes Animal Milk Products

Module 2 - self guided 

Animal, Plant Proteins, NPN & Amino Acids - Mr. Fran Mueller, Kalmbach Feeds, Inc.
Energy Sources: Carbohydrates - Dr. Kevin Halpin, International Ingredient Corp. 
Energy Sources: Fats and Oils - Dr. Chad Risley, Berg+Schmidt America, LLC
Vitamins and Minerals - Dr. Kate Jackson and Dr. Trevor Faber, Trouw Nutrition
Introduction to Feed Additives- Dr. Anne Koontz, Alltech, Inc.
Feed Additives for Animal Food - Dr. Cathy Bandyk, AB Vista
Protective, Functional Feed Additives - Dr. Karen Pollack, Kemin Animal Nutrition and Health
Medications Used in Livestock & Poultry Production - Dr. David Prentice, Elanco Animal Health
Putting Things Together: Formulation -  Dr. Brad Lawrence, Novus International, Inc.

Module 3 - self guided 

Liquid Feed & Mill Blends - Mr. J. Randy Davis, Quality Liquid Feeds
Sourcing and Purchasing Feed Ingredients - Mr. Jeff Flenniken, Mars Horsecare
Transportation and Logistics for Feed & Ingredients - Mr. Matthew Harper, Nutra Blend, LLC
Ingredients and Feed Processing Techniques - Mr. Steve Willman, DuPont
Effects of Processing on Quality and Efficiency - Dr. Charles Stark, Kansas State University
Quality Assurance - Dr. Andrew Yersin, Kemin Animal Health and Nutrition
Sales/Customer Service - Mr. Kevin Larson, Diamond V
How Grains Are Traded/Intro to Risk Management - Mr. Rich Jelinek, INTL FCStone Inc.

Module 4 - self guided 

USDA/APHIS’s Role in Exporting and Importing Feed Products - Dr. Jonathan Lebovitz and Dr. Deborah Langford, USDA/APHIS
Improving Consumers’ Trust: What Those Involved in Agriculture Can Do - Ms. Sarah Muirhead, Feedstuffs
An Overview of Regulations Affecting the Feed Industry - Mr. Gary Huddleston, American Feed Industry Association
What’s all the Fuss About FSMA? - Dr. Paul Davis, American Feed Industry Association

Live Webinar - Sept. 23, 2020 2:00-4:00 p.m. EDT

Recap of all the lectures - Dr. Paul Davis, American Feed Industry Association

The teaching seminars will be delivered using online web conferencing software, allowing students to interact with the instructors through their web browsers. The seminar will consist of two parts.  Part 1 will open on Aug. 17 and will include multiple pre-recorded presentations that students can watch at their own pace over the course of a month while interacting with the other participants through interactive polls and question-and-answer opportunities. (All participants will receive informational emails with log-in instructions and handout materials.) Part 2 will happen on Wednesday, Sept. 23, when AFIA will host a live online webcast from 2:00-4:00 p.m. Eastern to recap all the presentations and provide an opportunity for students to participate in a live Q&A session with the overall professor, Dr. Paul Davis

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Contact Us

PAUL DAVIS, PH.D.     (703) 650-0146     PDAVIS@AFIA.ORG

Contact Paul, director of quality, animal food safety and education, for any questions regarding conference agenda and event expectations.

SARAH NOVAK    (703) 558-3574     SNOVAK@AFIA.ORG

Contact Sarah, vice president of membership and public relations, for more information on becoming an AFIA member.


Contact Daisy, coordinator of meetings and events, for any questions regarding registration, payment and invoicing.


Contact Lynette, specialist of meetings and events, for any questions regarding sponsorships, agenda, travel, hotel accommodations and event expectations.