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Steve Kopperud Named Honorary Board Director

Written by: AFIA Editor   |   May 13, 2021

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This year, the American Feed Industry Association has a new honor to bestow. For the first time, the AFIA Board of Directors posthumously names an honorary board director – Steve Kopperud of SLK Strategies.  

For a new honor to be made, it must be for good reason and for someone special. We think most would agree that Steve was indeed someone special! 

Steve, who died in October 2020, served the animal food industry for over 35 years. Steve loved the association and its members and was proud to represent them in D.C. for so many years, having accomplished many policy goals for the industry. His passion for all things politics, policy and agriculture were second to none. 

In honor of this award, the AFIA made a donation to a scholarship created in his honor at his alma mater, the University of Minnesota Hubbard School of Journalism and Mass Communications. Hear more about Steve below. 

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