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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.