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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 Wraps Up Successful Week of Education and Networking
May 16, 2019
AFIA Wraps Up Successful Week of Education and Networking

The American Feed Industry Association held its annual Purchasing and Ingredient Suppliers Conference (PISC) this week in Orlando, Fla. The three-day event offered approximately 650 attendees valuable discussions on what’s happening in the animal food industry and networking opportunities between feed ingredient buyers and sellers.

By Victoria Broehm, Director of Communications
Bill Barr Receives AFIA's Distinguished Service Award
May 15, 2019
Bill Barr Receives AFIA's Distinguished Service Award

The American Feed Industry Association honored Bill Barr, the president of Bill Barr & Company, with its 2019 Distinguished Service Award for his life-long contributions to the feed industry. Sarah Novak, AFIA’s vice president of membership and public relations, presented the award to Barr at AFIA’s Purchasing and Ingredient Suppliers Conference today in Orlando, Fla.

By Victoria Broehm, Director of Communications
AFIA Names T.J. Biggs as Member of the Year
May 15, 2019
AFIA Names T.J. Biggs as Member of the Year

The American Feed Industry Association named T.J. Biggs, the director of technical services and quality assurance at Global Animal Products, as its Member of the Year during the Purchasing and Ingredient Suppliers Conference, happening this week in Orlando, Fla.

By Victoria Broehm, Director of Communications
AFIA's Board of Directors Welcomes  New Leadership
May 15, 2019
AFIA's Board of Directors Welcomes New Leadership

The American Feed Industry Association’s Board of Directors met May 14 for its annual spring meeting, where they elected a new chair and several Board and Executive Committee members and conducted other official business. The meeting took place in conjunction with the Purchasing and Ingredient Suppliers Conference, happening this week in Orlando, Fla.

By Victoria Broehm, Director of Communications
AFIA Names Constance Cullman As New CEO
May 2, 2019
AFIA Names Constance Cullman As New CEO

The American Feed Industry Association’s Board of Directors has selected Constance Cullman, current president of Farm Foundation, to succeed Joel G. Newman as president and chief executive officer of the association, upon his retirement later this year. She will also become the president of the industry’s public charity, the Institute for Feed Education and Research. Cullman will officially join AFIA on July 29. 

By Victoria Broehm, Director of Communications
IFEEDER Celebrates 10 Years of Research, Education Projects
April 17, 2019
IFEEDER Celebrates 10 Years of Research, Education Projects

The Institute for Feed Education and Research (IFEEDER) is proud to celebrate a decade of service to the animal food industry, conducting many high-priority research and education projects that protect the animal food industry’s license to operate and provide scientific-based information to decisionmakers and consumers so they can make informed policy and purchasing decisions. 

By Victoria Broehm, Director of Communications
AFIA's John Stewart to Take On New Membership Role
April 16, 2019
AFIA's John Stewart to Take On New Membership Role

The American Feed Industry Association is pleased to announce that John Stewart, AFIA’s manager of government affairs for the past two years, will transition to the newly created role of director of membership and stakeholder engagement in early May.

By Victoria Broehm, Director of Communications
Register Now for AFIA's Upcoming PCQI Course
April 16, 2019
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 30 – Aug. 1 at the Inn at Opryland in Nashville, Tenn., is one way to meet the requirements for a preventive controls qualified individual (PCQI).  

By Victoria Broehm, Director of Communications
AFIA Members Donate Over 100K Hours, $56M in 2018
March 27, 2019
AFIA Members Donate Over 100K Hours, $56M in 2018

The American Feed Industry Association released the results of its annual charitable giving survey today, revealing an increase over 2017 in the animal food industry’s total donations and volunteer hours in support of charities and community organizations. AFIA member company employees donated a collective 104,000 hours of their time to supporting community service projects in 2018 - a 13 percent increase over 2017. AFIA member companies, including company-employee matches, also donated over $56 million to an expansive list of community causes.

By Lacie Dotterweich
AFIA Opens Registration for AFIA-KSU 500: Fundamentals of Feed Manufacturing
February 20, 2019
AFIA Opens Registration for AFIA-KSU 500: Fundamentals of Feed Manufacturing

The American Feed Industry Association has opened registration for its spring online feed manufacturing course, conducted in partnership with Kansas State University, April 15 – June 3. 

By Victoria Broehm, Director of Communications