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’s President and CEO Joel G. Newman formally announced to members today that he will be retiring from the association effective December 2019. The association has formed a selection committee to facilitate the transition process over the next year and hired Kincannon & Reed to assist in recruiting Newman’s successor.
The American Feed Industry Association is proud to announce the launch of its new website to better communicate the animal food manufacturing industry’s key legislative and regulatory priorities to policymakers and the public. The revamped, mobile-responsive website (afia.org) will also feature an optimized search function and resource center that allows its average more than 5,500 monthly web visitors quickly find and share content about the animal food industry.
The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) applauded federal lawmakers late yesterday for passing a Farm Bill that supports many provisions to improve animal health and welfare and expand market opportunities for the animal food industry.
The American Feed Industry Association has released the dates and locations for its 2019 conferences and online courses. Registration for several of these events is already open at afia.org/events.
The Institute for Feed Education and Research (IFEEDER) released its 2017-18 annual report today, providing financial and project highlights for the 501(c)(3) public charity over the past year.
The American Feed Industry Association has opened registration for its 2019 Purchasing and Ingredient Suppliers Conference (PISC), happening late next spring May 14-16 in Orlando, Fla. This three-day educational and networking program is the “must attend” event for hundreds of feed ingredient buyers and sellers across the animal food manufacturing industry
Following the signing ceremony of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), held today in Argentina during the G-20 Summit, the American Feed Industry Association looks to Congress to approve the trade agreement for the betterment of the U.S. animal food industry.
The American Feed Industry Association has opened registration; for the winter session of “AFIA/KSU 500: Fundamentals of Feed Manufacturing,” an online course conducted in partnership with Kansas State University. The five-week education course will take place Feb. 11 – April 1, 2019.
From ongoing research that has improved the industry’s understanding of sow health and nutrition to advancements in technology, the feed industry has made great strides in recent years in improving sow performance. To showcase some of these advancements, the American Feed Industry Association’s (AFIA) Nutrition Committee has developed a new educational program, “The High-Performance Sow – Rethinking Nutrition and Health Interactions,” in conjunction with the 2019 International Production & Processing Expo, taking place Feb. 12-14 in Atlanta, Ga.
More than 60 industry professionals gathered in San Antonio, Texas, this week to participate in the American Feed Industry Association’s 19th annual Equipment Manufacturers Conference (EMC). Hosted by AFIA’s Equipment Manufacturers Committee, this year’s conference examined the future of the industry with discussions on how to recruit, train and retain qualified people pursuing careers in this segment of the industry to cultivating an employee culture that works.