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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's Board of Directors Welcomes New Leadership, Advocates for Industry
May 15, 2020
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 and KSU Launch Online, On-Demand Feed Education Modules
May 5, 2020
AFIA and KSU Launch Online, On-Demand Feed Education Modules

The American Feed Industry Association and Kansas State University have launched an online and on-demand extension of their well-respected AFIA/KSU-500, “Fundamentals of Feed Manufacturing,” online course. The online modules are ideal for employees who need to understand more about the animal food industry or their specific role in the operation.

By Lacie Dotterweich, Communications Coordinator
Register Now for AFIA's Upcoming PCQI Course
April 7, 2020
Register Now for AFIA's Upcoming PCQI Course

The American Feed Industry Association has opened registration for a Food Safety Preventive Controls Alliance (FSPCA) for Animal Food training. The course, which will be held July 28 – 30 at the Inn at Opryland in Nashville, Tenn., is one way to meet the requirements for a preventive controls qualified individual (PCQI).

By Lacie Dotterweich, Communications Coordinator
AFIA Calls on States to Keep Animal Food Businesses Open During COVID-19 Response
March 18, 2020
AFIA Calls on States to Keep Animal Food Businesses Open During COVID-19 Response

The American Feed Industry Association, along with 23 state and regional feed and grain associations, called on state officials around the country today to maintain access to businesses providing animal food amid proposed state plans to close “non-essential businesses” to curtail the spread of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19). 

By Victoria Broehm, Director of Communications
AFIA Thanks Members for Years of Loyalty, Membership
February 10, 2020
AFIA Thanks Members for Years of Loyalty, Membership

The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) thanks our members for their years of loyalty, helping represent the interests of the whole industry. In this release, we celebrate our 10, 25, 50 and 75 year members in 2020.

By Lacie Dotterweich, Communications Coordinator
New to the Animal Food Industry? Join AFIA at the Feed Industry Institute
February 3, 2020
New to the Animal Food Industry? Join AFIA at the Feed Industry Institute

The American Feed Industry Association has opened registration for its biennial Feed Industry Institute (FII), happening June 8-11 in Milwaukee, Wis. The conference brings together individuals in the industry to learn the fundamentals of the animal food manufacturing process – from the types of ingredients used to the animals served to federal policies that shape the output of the industry.

By Lacie Dotterweich, Communications Coordinator
New Foreign Animal Disease Program at 2020 IPPE Collaborates to Instill Good Biosecurity Practices
January 31, 2020
New Foreign Animal Disease Program at 2020 IPPE Collaborates to Instill Good Biosecurity Practices

The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) debuted a new educational program focusing on foreign animal disease this week in conjunction with the International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) in Atlanta, Ga. The event, “Biosecurity in the Face of Foreign Animal Disease – What the Feed Industry Needs to Know,” discussed how to prevent the introduction of foreign animal diseases into your facility, what to do if a disease outbreak comes to the U.S. and much more.

By Lacie Dotterweich, Communications Coordinator
AFIA's Feed Education Program Discusses How to Navigate FSMA Inspections at 2020 IPPE
January 31, 2020
AFIA's Feed Education Program Discusses How to Navigate FSMA Inspections at 2020 IPPE

Feed facility managers, operations personnel and mill personnel gathered earlier this week at the American Feed Industry Association’s annual Feed Production Education Program to learn about the latest federal regulations impacting their businesses. The program is held in conjunction with the International Production & Processing Expo, held this week in Atlanta, Ga.

By Lacie Dotterweich, Communications Coordinator
AFIA's Pet Food Conference Invests in Next Generation, Honors Industry Professionals at 2020 IPPE
January 29, 2020
AFIA's Pet Food Conference Invests in Next Generation, Honors Industry Professionals at 2020 IPPE

The American Feed Industry Association covered hot topics such as domestic and international trends, oxidation of pet food ingredients, research in emerging issues and dilated cardiomyopathy in pets at its 13th annual Pet Food Conference yesterday, in conjunction with the International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE), happening this week in Atlanta, Ga.

By Lacie Dotterweich, Communications Coordinator
AFIA/Feedstuffs Name Koch Farms as 2019 Feed Facility of the Year
January 29, 2020
AFIA/Feedstuffs Name Koch Farms as 2019 Feed Facility of the Year

The American Feed Industry Association and Feedstuffs congratulate Koch Farms of Morton, Miss., for being named the 2019 Feed Facility of the Year (FFY). Gary Huddleston, AFIA’s director of feed manufacturing and regulatory affairs, announced that the mill won the award during AFIA’s Feed Production Education Program, held today at the International Production & Processing Expo, happening this week in Atlanta, Ga.

By Lacie Dotterweich, Communications Coordinator