Written by: AFIA Editor | September 13, 2023
We were proud to recognize some outstanding individuals and members this week at the American Feed Industry Association’s Liquid Feed Symposium.
J. Randy Davis, business development manager of Quality Liquid Feeds, Inc., got inducted into the Liquid Feed Hall of Fame. This is the highest award offered in the liquid feed industry. Davis is actively involved in exploring and developing new applicants and products and in partnering with allied companies to serve as a preferred distribution option for their additives. In recent years, he has been involved with key research trials that have aided the development and knowledge of this business.
In presenting the award, AFIA member, Cathy Bandyk, Ph.D., of Innovad Additives, Inc., said:
"Collectively, the people he has assisted, connected with, mentored and taught have been, and continue to be, a major force in moving the liquid feed industry forward. Many of his approaches and innovations have been implemented at the farm and mill levels, and he has effectively challenged those around him to think outside the box, expect more and do more for the betterment of the industry.”
Wes Klett, chair of XF Enterprise, earned one of AFIA’s Member of the Year awards this year, which recognizes those who exhibit outstanding support in achieving the organization’s goals and objectives throughout the year. Klett has worked with the Liquid Feed Committee's leadership team to assemble an outstanding slate of speakers for the 2021 and 2022 Liquid Feed Symposiums also played a pivotal role in shoring up sponsorships for LFS and contributions to the Institute for Feed Education and Research’s (IFEEDER) Kenny Berg Research and Education Fund. His dedication to his work and the AFIA Liquid Feed Committee can be highlighted in his creation of a task force to explore liquid feed scholarship and leadership development opportunities.
In presenting the award, Paul Davis, Ph.D., AFIA’s director of animal food safety, quality and education, said:
“Serving in his capacity of chair and chair-elect, Wes has adeptly helped AFIA’s Liquid Feed Committee navigate the post-COVID world, which has changed attitudes and logistics alike. With his unparalleled organization and dedication, Wes continually shared, encouraged and empowered others to ensure that the Liquid Feed Symposium events were enjoyable and informative.”