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Who plans this event?

AFIA's nutrition committee oversees the planning of the program.  We want to thank them for all their hard work and dedication to providing a fantastic program.

What can you expect at FII? 

This conference offers numerous sessions, sharing practical information on the best practices that can help you in your day-to-day work. 

Who and why you should attend?

Individuals new to the animal food industry; the Feed Industry Institute (FII) provides a great educational forum to learn about the feed and ingredient industry from those who know it best — industry experts! 

How is this different from the AFIA/KSU Fundamentals of Feed Course?

In 2024, FII is returning to an in-person training.  The program provides a general overview of all aspects of the industry.  The AFIA/KSU course is on-line and primarily focuses on manufacturing.

What are the registration costs?

The early-bird fees are $799 for members, $999 for nonmembers and $299 for spouse/guest if you register by Mar. 22, 2024. The regular registration fees are $999 for members, $1,199 for nonmembers and $399 for spouse/guest, if you register by May 24, 2024. Late registration rates are $1,099 for members, $1,299 for nomembers and $499 for spouse/guest, if you register after May 24, 2024.  

Registration will include admittance to all the education sessions, meals and reception. Badges are required for admittance. 

How do I register?

You can click on the yellow button on the top right corner of this website to register or contact register@afia.org for additional help. 

Where can I book a hotel room?

AFIA is pleased to offer registrants a limited number of hotel rooms at a preferred rate of $179 per night (plus tax). The block rate guarantees complimentary internet access in your guest room. Please book your room directly through the Embassy Suites Minneapolis Downtown AFIA room block site by clicking here. The AFIA has a limited number of rooms blocked. The block is available through May 24, 2024, or until it fills up. To secure your room within the block, be sure to book before May 24, 2024. 

Please be aware that fraudulent companies have been calling attendees claiming to represent us and the Embassy Suites. The AFIA does not work with a housing bureau for this event and we do not endorse any of these companies. Reservations should only be made directly with the Embassy Suites Minneapolis Downtown.

Are sleeping accommodations included in the registration fee? 

No, once registered you must contact the hotel to make your hotel reservation. We recommend you use this link to take advantage of the special room block set-up for conference attendees.

What is the cancellation and refund policy? 

The AFIA offers a 90% refund if you notify the AFIA of cancellation in writing by April 19, 2024. A 50% refund is available when received prior to May 17, 2024. No refund is available after May 17, 2024. The off-site activies are non-refundable after May 17, 2024. Refunds will be processed within 30 days after the event. The AFIA reserves the right to cancel any conference it deems necessary. The AFIA will not be responsible for airfare, hotel, damages or other costs incurred by registrants.

Registration is transferrable to a colleaugue in your company if you cannot attend.

Do I have to register for the conference to participate in the off-site activities?

Yes, all attendees, spouses and guests must be registered for FII in order to participate in the baseball activity. AFIA reserves the right to deny registration to the conference or the activities. 

Is this conference approved for ARPAS credits? 

 Agenda has been submitted for approval. 

What is the dress code?

The dress code for this event is business casual. June temperatures in Minneapolis have an average high of 77 degrees Farenheit and a low of 59 degrees Fahrenheit. Please be mindful that hotel meeting rooms tend to stay on the colder side to accommodate the number of people. We suggest packing accordingly.

Who do I notify about a food allergy?

There is a space during the registration process to let the AFIA meeetings team know about a food allergy. You may also email register@afia.org

What if I need a special accommodation for a disability? 

This meeting is open to all people without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age or disability. If you are a person with a special dietary need, or who requires reasonable accommodations due to a disability, and/or who requires alternative means of communication (such as Braille, large print, sign language or language interpretation), please contact the meetings department at register@afia.org, no later than May 23, 2024.

How do I get a copy of AFIA's Antitrust policy? 

By registering for this event, you agree to abide by the AFIA Antitrust Compliance and Confidentiality Policy. For a copy of the policy, please click here, visit the registration desk onsite or contact us at register@afia.org.

How do I get a copy of AFIA's code of conduct policy?

By registering for this event, you agree to sign and abide by the AFIA Code of Conduct policy. For a copy of the policy, please click here, visit the registration desk onsite or contact us at register@afia.org.

What are the terms and conditions of registering? 

By registering for the AFIA’s conference, you agree that any photos or videos taken throughout the conference or at any networking events may be used for AFIA’s communications and marketing purposes. You agree to abide by the AFIA Antitrust Compliance and Confidentiality Policy and by registering are aware of AFIA's legal notice. Registrants will receive a name badge that must be worn for entry into all speaking sessions, exhibit halls, meals and social functions. The AFIA reserves the right to deny entry into the conference or to cancel any conference it deems necessary. The AFIA will not be responsible for airfare, hotel or other costs incurred by registrants. Should you have any concerns about these terms, please contact AFIA at snovak@afia.org.

Photo credits 

All Minneapolis promotional photos and text used on this website are for marketing purposes only and were provided by Meet Minneapolis  Embassy Suites Minneapolis Downtown and Source: Twins.com .

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Contact Us


SARAH NOVAK    (703) 558-3566     SNOVAK@AFIA.ORG

Contact Sarah, chief operating officer, for more information on becoming an AFIA member.

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.


Contact Daisy, manager of meetings and events, for any questions regarding agenda, event expectations, hotel, travel arrangements, registration or payment and invoicing.


Contact Lynette, specialist of meetings and events, for any questions regarding sponsorships.