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Interested in being a sponsor? Click here for 2024 sponsorship options or contact Lynette Tucker for additional information. Sponsorships help maintain reasonable registration fees and exceptional educational sessions

AFIA would like to thank our 2024 sponsors. Please click on their logos to learn more about them.


Bentonite Performance Minerals (BPM)

Bentonite Performance Minerals LLC (BPM) is a leading producer of Wyoming sodium bentonite clay.  BPM has mining operations in the Western US and processing facilities in Lovell, WY ( Big Horn Basin), Colony, WY (Black Hills), and headquarters in Houston, TX.  Strong partnerships with international toll processors, additive suppliers, and manufacturers allow us to provide bentonite products around the globe.

Our goal is to collaborate and provide bentonite-based solutions that maximize value for our customers.  We specialize in analyzing, extracting, and producing bentonite clays that are carefully selected and designed to meet specific customer needs.  World-class analytical capabilities at the Houston, TX facility allows precise evaluation and design of bentonite products.


Huvepharma® is a fast-growing, global pharmaceutical company with a focus on developing, manufacturing and marketing human and animal health products. These pillars are the basis of our company name, Huvepharma®: HUman and VEterinary PHARMAceuticals. We have more than half a century of expertise in the fermentation and manufacturing of human and animal health products. Our growth is both organic and through acquisitions. We have successfully integrated products, facilities and knowhow from numerous prestigious brands across many of the industries we work in and continue to look for other strategic acquisitions to help us. Click here for a video to learn more.


Bill Barr and Company

Bill Barr and Company has been supplying ingredient to the livestock and pet food sectors since 1956.  Our business is to build relationships with customers and suppliers through outstanding service and quality ingredients.

Datacor Company

Format Solutions, a Datacor company, is a leading global provider and innovator of integrated formulation and feed ERP software that helps animal feed and pet food manufacturers maximize productivity, use data as a competitive advantage, and drive smarter business growth. Through advanced formulation and feed ERP software, we work to ensure improved and streamlined operations. Learn more at www.formatsolutions.com.  

Hutchinson Salt Company

Hutchinson Salt is an active salt mine in central Kansas. We produce 600,000 tons of salt annually. We supply the animal feed industry with mixing salt and also produce and supply road salt to governmental and city municipalities.

Olsson Frank Weeda Law

Since its inception, OFW has been one of the nation’s leading law firms for the feed and pet food industry. OFW understands the unique challenges faced by feed and pet food manufacturers and ingredient suppliers. Our attorneys provide regulatory counsel on compliance with FDA regulations pertaining to manufacturing, transporting, labeling, and marketing livestock and poultry feed and pet food, including the agency’s implementation of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). OFW assists animal food manufacturers in responding to inspection issues and provides representation in FDA investigations and enforcement matters. OFW also has extensive experience in helping their clients navigate the recall process. Additionally, OFW’s professionals regularly advise clients on ingredient approval matters, including GRAS notifications, food additive petitions, and the AAFCO ingredient standards. 

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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.