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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.

Mark Your Calendars for AFIA's 2021 Meetings & Events
January 12, 2021
Mark Your Calendars for AFIA's 2021 Meetings & Events

The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) has released its 2021 schedule of conferences and online courses. Registration for several of these events is already open at afia.org/events, with many being offered virtually as well as in-person. The AFIA is monitoring the ongoing public health emergency and will reevaluate should anything change.

By Lacie Dotterweich, Communications Coordinator
AFIA Announces New Dates for 2021 PISC
January 6, 2021
AFIA Announces New Dates for 2021 PISC

The new year is here and with it comes bright possibilities for the American Feed Industry Association’s (AFIA) education and networking events. Given the ongoing public health emergency, the AFIA has made the decision to postpone its 2021 Purchasing & Ingredient Suppliers Conference (PISC) until Aug. 17-19 in Orlando, Fla.

By Lacie Dotterweich, Communications Coordinator
AFIA Awarded Federal Funding to Support Global Market Access Opportunities
December 17, 2020
AFIA Awarded Federal Funding to Support Global Market Access Opportunities

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) awarded the American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) $200,000 for 2021 through the Market Access Program (MAP) to support increasing access to U.S. animal food products abroad. The move grants the trade association “cooperator” status for the first time, providing the AFIA the ability to independently manage the U.S. government funds starting on Jan. 1, 2021.

By Victoria Broehm, Director of Communications
GEAPS/AFIA Announce Partnership to Expand Education in Grain and Feed Industries
December 16, 2020
GEAPS/AFIA Announce Partnership to Expand Education in Grain and Feed Industries

The Grain Elevator and Processing Society (GEAPS) today announced a partnership with the American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) to share educational programming across both member organizations. GEAPS members will receive a discount on AFIA’s distance education courses, including its Fundamentals of Feed Manufacturing Online course offered live or on-demand through Kansas State University. Members of the AFIA will receive discounts on GEAPS's online training courses.

By Victoria Broehm, Director of Communications
AFIA Releases Updated Feed Manufacturing Technology in Online Format
December 10, 2020
AFIA Releases Updated Feed Manufacturing Technology in Online Format

The American Feed Industry Association released today an updated Feed Manufacturing Technology (FMT) as an online subscription as well as a printed copy. This resource is a must-have for everyone involved in the production and manufacture of food for livestock, poultry, aquaculture, horses and pets. It is a great, comprehensive reference for everyday operations, covering topics such as employee safety and health, materials handling and storage, sanitation and pest management and quality assurance. It also includes detailed information on planning new facilities or remodeling existing facilities.

By Lacie Dotterweich, Communications Coordinator
Free Feed Education Program Provides Updates on Regulatory Changes in Animal Food Industry
December 10, 2020
Free Feed Education Program Provides Updates on Regulatory Changes in Animal Food Industry

The American Feed Industry Association’s (AFIA) free Feed Education Program returns this year in a virtual format to the International Production & Processing Expo Marketplace Week to update attendees on recent changes within several federal agencies and provide an outlook for the animal food industry for 2021. The two-hour program, to be held Jan. 28, 2021, is ideal for animal food facility managers and operations and mill personnel looking to learn about the latest regulatory requirements impacting their businesses.

By Victoria Broehm, Director of Communications
Registration Now Open for Virtual AFIA Pet Food Conference
December 2, 2020
Registration Now Open for Virtual AFIA Pet Food Conference

Pet care in a post-pandemic world, the impact of animal proteins and fats on the sustainability of pet food and training dogs for disease detection: their role in detecting cancer and COVID, are just a few of the many hot topics that will be featured at the upcoming American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) virtual Pet Food Conference.

By Victoria Broehm, 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