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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.