In order for companies to manufacture safe, nutritious animal food, a number of supporting businesses are involved – software companies, banks, transportation and logistics firms to laboratories. As a valuable partner to the animal food industry, it’s important to understand the regulations and issues impacting your customers, such as the Food Safety Modernization Act. As a member of the American Feed Industry Association, you will be kept up-to-date on the rules and changes through educational programs, newsletters and webinars.
In addition, you can be listed on AFIA’s Online Buyers' Guide – another avenue for members and non-members to find out more about your products and services.
AFIA also hosts the annual Purchasing and Ingredient Suppliers Conference – a place where business truly gets done. This is an educational and, more importantly, a networking event, designed by your peers, specifically for companies like yours. It is a chance to learn about what’s happening within the industry, think strategically about the future and talk with other suppliers and customers alike.
AFIA hosts the largest annual international trade show for the feed, pet food, poultry and meat industries – the International Production & Processing Expo. This annual event is held in late January in Atlanta, Ga. More than 32,000 attendees and 1,200 exhibitors are there every year. As a member of AFIA, you will receive a discount on your booth space.
For more information, contact Sarah Novak, AFIA’s chief operating officer, at (703) 558-3574.