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The American Feed Industry Association publishes news releases surrounding its legislative and regulatory work, important political announcements, association events and more. See our most recent news below. For more information or to be added to our distribution list, contact Victoria Broehm, AFIA’s director of communications.

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Liquid Feed Symposium Is Back  for Its 50th Year
June 9, 2021
Liquid Feed Symposium Is Back for Its 50th Year

The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) has opened registration for its 50th Liquid Feed Symposium, being held Sept. 7-9, in Chicago, Ill. Attendees will network and learn about the history of legislation and regulations that affect liquid feed, the value of liquid feed supplements in cattle diets, new information on cattle and antibiotic resistance, and much more.

By Lacie Dotterweich, Communications Coordinator
AFIA Recognizes Outgoing Committee Members for Their Time and Service
June 3, 2021
AFIA Recognizes Outgoing Committee Members for Their Time and Service

The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) depends heavily on the dedication and involvement of members who volunteer annually to serve on committees. These committees further the success of the association’s mission, objectives and programs and the AFIA thanks these volunteer members and the companies they represent for their service.

By Lacie Dotterweich, Communications Coordinator
AFIA Relaunches Feed Facility of the Year Program
May 24, 2021
AFIA Relaunches Feed Facility of the Year Program

The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA), in coordination with Feedstuffs, is relaunching its Feed Facility of the Year (FFY) program after a brief hiatus due to the coronavirus pandemic with new changes expected to enhance the program for the future. Of note, the AFIA will be providing awards for each program category, to be recognized at AFIA events in front of industry colleagues, and discontinuing the overall award.

By Lacie Dotterweich, Communications Coordinator
AFIA's Board of Directors Welcomes New Leadership, Advocates for Industry
May 14, 2021
AFIA's Board of Directors Welcomes New Leadership, Advocates for Industry

The American Feed Industry Association’s Board of Directors met virtually this week for its annual spring meeting, where they elected a new chair and several Board and Executive Committee members, and conducted other official business.

By Victoria Broehm, Director of Communications
AFIA Honors Feed Industry "Greats"
May 13, 2021
AFIA Honors Feed Industry "Greats"

The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) is proud to announce four awards honoring those who have supported the animal food industry over the past year and throughout their careers. The AFIA congratulates all AFIA members for receiving the AFIA 2021 Member of the Year Award; Rurik B. “R.B.” Halaby, formerly with AgriCapital Corporation, for receiving the 2021 Distinguished Service Award; Bill McLean, of The Essmueller Company, for receiving the 2021 AFIA-Kansas State University Feed Manufacturing Lifetime Achievement Award; and Steve Kopperud, of SLK Strategies, for being named posthumously an AFIA Honorary Board Director.

By Lacie Dotterweich, Manager of Communications and Social Media
AFIA Recognizes Exemplary Staff
May 6, 2021
AFIA Recognizes Exemplary Staff

The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) is pleased to announce promotions for six staff who have gone above and beyond in serving AFIA’s members and making the association’s programs and processes more efficient and impactful.

By Victoria Broehm, Director of Communications
IFEEDER Welcomes New Executive Director Lara Moody
May 5, 2021
IFEEDER Welcomes New Executive Director Lara Moody

The Institute for Feed Education and Research (IFEEDER) is pleased to announce the addition of Lara Moody as its new executive director, effective April 30. Moody will provide visionary leadership to IFEEDER’s activities including program development, strategic partnerships and collaborative resourcing. 

By Victoria Broehm, Director of Communications
Registration Is Now Open for AFIA's Purchasing and Ingredient Suppliers Conference
April 27, 2021
Registration Is Now Open for AFIA's Purchasing and Ingredient Suppliers Conference

The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) has opened registration for its 2021 Purchasing and Ingredient Suppliers Conference (PISC), happening in-person on Aug. 17-19 in Orlando, Fla. This three-day “must attend” program includes education and networking events for hundreds of feed ingredient buyers and sellers across the animal food manufacturing industry.

By Lacie Dotterweich, Communications Coordinator
AFIA Commends Vilsack's Enthusiasm for TPA Renewal
April 1, 2021
AFIA Commends Vilsack's Enthusiasm for TPA Renewal

The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) commends U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack for his leadership urging Congress to renew the Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) legislation. AFIA’s President and CEO Constance Cullman issued the following statement upon reading his comments:

By Victoria Broehm, Director of Communications
AFIA Congratulates Tai as US's New Chief Trade Negotiator
March 17, 2021
AFIA Congratulates Tai as US's New Chief Trade Negotiator

The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) congratulates Katherine Tai for her appointment as the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR). AFIA’s President and CEO Constance Cullman issued the following statement today following Tai’s U.S. Senate confirmation on Capitol Hill.

By Victoria Broehm, Director of Communications