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Outgoing AFIA Board Chair Delivers Video Message to Members

Written by: AFIA Editor   |   May 12, 2020

Coronavirus, Supporting local communities, Member value, Vlog

“I am daily reminded of what a wonderful country it is in which I live. When crisis hits, Americans are the first to step forward and help.”

Tim Belstra of Belstra Milling, the American Feed Industry Association’s 2019-20 Board chair, delivered a short video message today to members detailing how the animal food industry is supporting local communities throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. In it, he talks about how the industry is supporting the healthcare community – “the real heroes” – to feeding Americans to supporting pet owners, some of whom have recently lost their jobs. He said the AFIA Board will be examining the industry’s response to the public health emergency at its meeting this week and looking for ways to best represent the industry moving forward.

Watch the 3-minute video below.

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