AFIA Liquid Feed Symposium

Sept. 7-9, 2022, Hyatt Regency New Orleans
New Orleans, LA


All sessions will be held at the Celestin A-C, 3rd Floor

Exhibits and all other functions will be held at the Storyville Hall, 3rd Floor

Wednesday, September 7, 2022

The Big Easy

11:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. 

Registration - Celestin A-C Foyer

1:00 - 1:10 p.m.

Welcome and Introduction

Katie Yost, Nutra-Lix, Inc., Immediate Past Chair, AFIA Liquid Feed Committee

1:10 - 1:45 p.m.

NOLA Introduction

Elizabeth Pearce, Drinks Historian, Drink and Learn

1:45 - 2:10 p.m.

Dry Ingredient Forecast

Jared Robison, Risk Management Associate, StoneX Group

2:10 - 2:35 p.m.

Liquid Ingredient Forecast

John Cropley, Commodity Analyst, ED&F Man Liquid Products

2:35 - 2:45 p.m.

Q & A on Ingredients

Jared Robison, Risk Management Associate, StoneX Group

John Cropley, Commodity Analyst, ED&F Man Liquid Products

2:45 - 3:30 p.m. Break - Ice Cream Social
3:30 - 4:30 p.m.

Renewable Fuel Sources - Other Demand for Ingredients

Joseph Kerns, President, Partners for Production Agriculture

4:30 - 6:30 p.m. Critical Liquid Supplementation - Exhibit Hall

Thursday, September 8, 2022

The Birthplace of Jazz

7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Registration - Celestin A-C Foyer
7:00 - 8:00 a.m. Breakfast - Storyville Hall
8:00 - 8:20 a.m.

Welcome and Opening Remarks

Wes E. Klett, Chief Operating Officer, XF Enterprises, Inc., Chair-Elect, AFIA Liquid Feed Committee

8:20 - 9:00 a.m.

Trucking and Labor

Jason Matthews, Vice President Ag Services, JB Hunt Transport Services

9:00 - 9:30 a.m.   

AFIA Update

Gary Huddleston, Director, Feed Manufacturing and Regulatory Affairs,  AFIA

9:30 - 10:00 a.m. Break
10:00 - 10:30 a.m. 

Political Forecast and It's Implications to the Feed Industry

James Glueck, Vice President, Michael Torrey Associates, LLC

10:30 - 11:00 a.m.

Navigating Sustainability to Support the Feed Industry and our Stakeholders

Lara Moody, Executive Director, IFEEDER

11:00 - 11:45 a.m.

Sustainability in the Beef Supply Chain: Expectations & Opportunities

Dr. Kim Stackhouse-Lawson, Director of AgNext and Professor, Colorado State University

11:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Awards Presentation

12:15 a.m. - 1:40 p.m.

AFIA Lunch - Storyville Hall

Paris of the South

1:40 - 1:45 p.m.


Welcome Back Announcements

Landis Shoemaker, General Manager, Sunnyside Feeds, LLC

1:45 - 2:30 p.m.

Navigating Value Added Cattle Program

Doug Stanton, Sr. Vice President of Sales and Business Development, IMI Global

2:30 - 3:15 p.m. 

Attitudes About Incorporating Liquid Feeds in Cattle Diets

Alfredo DiCostanzo, Beef Systems Extension Educator, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

3:15 - 3:45 p.m.


3:45 - 4:30 p.m.

Car Ferries and a Crystal Ball:

How You Can Weather Any Storm with Your HR Craftmanship & Culture

Kristen Ireland, Co-owner, People Spark Consulting

Erin Mies, Co-owner, People Spark Consulting

5:00 - 6:00 p.m. Happy Hour and Kenny Berg Fundraiser Auction - Exhibit Hall

Friday, September 9, 2022

The Crescent City

7:00 - 10:00 a.m. Registration - Celestin A-C Foyer
7:00 - 7:55 a.m. Breakfast - Storyville Hall
7:55 - 8:00 a.m.


Sean Costa, Procurement Manager, PerforMix Nutrition Systems

8:00 - 9:30 a.m.

General Weather Circulations, Seasonal Outlook for 2022 in to 2023

Matt Makens, Meteorologist/Atmospheric Scientist, Makens Weather, LLC

9:30 - 10:30 a.m.

Market Outlook

Randy Blach, CEO, CattleFax

10:30 a.m.

Closing Remarks

*Times and speakers are subject to change (times in CST)

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Contact Us

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

Contact Sarah, chief operating officer, for information on membership opportunities.

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 registration, payment, and invoicing.


Contact Lynette, manager of meetings and sponsorships, for any questions regarding sponsorships, agenda, and event expectations.