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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.

AFIA Honors Dr. Keith Behnke with Lifetime Achievement Award
October 21, 2020
AFIA Honors Dr. Keith Behnke with Lifetime Achievement Award

The American Feed Industry Association honored Keith Behnke, Ph.D., with the AFIA-Kansas State University Feed Manufacturing Lifetime Achievement Award today for his lifelong contributions to the feed industry through business and education. Gary Huddleston, AFIA’s director of feed manufacturing and regulatory affairs, presented the award to Behnke at AFIA’s fall virtual Board of Directors meeting.

By Lacie Dotterweich, Communications Coordinator
Bill Braman Receives AFIA's Distinguished Service Award
October 21, 2020
Bill Braman Receives AFIA's Distinguished Service Award

The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) honored William (Bill) Braman, Ph.D., PAS, formerly of Chr. Hansen Animal Health and Nutrition, with its 2020 Distinguished Service Award for his contributions to the feed industry. Sarah Novak, AFIA’s vice president of membership and public relations, presented the award to Braman at the AFIA’s fall virtual Board of Directors meeting.

By Lacie Dotterweich, Communications Coordinator
AFIA Names KSU's Dr. Cassie Jones as Member of the Year
October 21, 2020
AFIA Names KSU's Dr. Cassie Jones as Member of the Year

The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) named Cassie Jones, Ph.D., an associate professor in animal sciences and industry at Kansas State University, as its Member of the Year during the AFIA’s fall Board of Directors virtual meeting.

By Lacie Dotterweich, Communications Coordinator
No IPPE 2021 In-Person Event; Exhibitor Engagement and Education Opportunities to Be Offered Jan. 25 - 29
October 9, 2020
No IPPE 2021 In-Person Event; Exhibitor Engagement and Education Opportunities to Be Offered Jan. 25 - 29

The health and safety of all IPPE participants is paramount. After thoughtful and thorough consideration, show management for the International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) has made the difficult decision to not hold the in-person component of IPPE 2021 in Atlanta, scheduled for Jan. 26-28. The decision was based on numerous factors, including extensive surveys, direct feedback from our industries and other stakeholders, as well as the expected decrease in participation due to the challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic. 

By Victoria Broehm, Director of Communications
Registration Now Open for AFIA's Equipment Manufacturers Virtual Conference
September 28, 2020
Registration Now Open for AFIA's Equipment Manufacturers Virtual Conference

Registration is now open for the American Feed Industry Association’s annual Equipment Manufacturers Conference (EMC), which will be held virtually, Nov. 5, 2020, from 3-5 p.m. ET. Hosted by AFIA’s Equipment Manufacturers Committee, this conference focuses on updating the equipment sector of the feed industry on current issues and trends, providing an environment for learning from educational speakers and industry leaders.

By Lacie Dotterweich, Communications Coordinator
AFIA, American Ag Supports  the World Trade Organization
September 24, 2020
AFIA, American Ag Supports the World Trade Organization

Yesterday, the American Feed Industry Association, alongside more than 60 agricultural industry groups and stakeholders, voiced its support for the World Trade Organization (WTO) and effective reforms to enhance the ability for American agriculture to access foreign markets. The agricultural organizations stress the importance of the transition in WTO leadership and call on U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer to support a new director general who can reinvigorate and facilitate needed reforms.

By Victoria Broehm, Director of Communications
AFIA Launches New Digital Dialogues Series
September 15, 2020
AFIA Launches New Digital Dialogues Series

The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) is bringing a new, online program to the animal food industry, offering industry leaders the opportunity to learn about current market fluctuations taking place and their impact on future business. The new AFIA Digital Dialogues will specifically focus on the current issues affecting the liquid supplement, feed, ingredient and equipment manufacturing sectors.

By Lacie Dotterweich, Communications Coordinator
AFIA Suspends 2020 Feed Facility of the Year Program
August 24, 2020
AFIA Suspends 2020 Feed Facility of the Year Program

The American Feed Industry Association in partnership with Feedstuffs is suspending the annual Feed Facility of the Year program for 2020, citing issues brought on by the coronavirus pandemic. The temporary suspension of the program will allow the AFIA to make important and necessary changes to the program, allowing it to continue being one of the best operational benchmarking programs within the industry.

By Victoria Broehm, Director of Communications
AFIA Accepting Nominations for Friend of Pet Food Award Until Sept. 18
July 30, 2020
AFIA Accepting Nominations for Friend of Pet Food Award Until Sept. 18

The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) is now accepting nominations for its annual Friend of Pet Food Award. The award, which debuted last year, will be presented at AFIA’s 2021 Pet Food Conference, happening in conjunction with the International Production & Processing Expo on Jan. 26.

By Lacie Dotterweich, Communications Coordinator
AFIA's PISC Delivers Timely Information on State of the Animal Food Industry
July 27, 2020
AFIA's PISC Delivers Timely Information on State of Animal Food Industry

The American Feed Industry Association hosted its Purchasing and Ingredient Suppliers Conference (PISC) Webinar Series last week. The five-day event offered attendees valuable insights on what is happening in the animal food industry and its outlook, in light of the current events surrounding the coronavirus pandemic.

By Lacie Dotterweich, Communications Coordinator