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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 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
AFIA Announces PISC Agenda, Early-Bird Registration Rates Ending
February 19, 2019
AFIA Announces PISC Agenda, Early-Bird Registration Rates Ending

The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) is pleased to announce details for the upcoming Purchasing and Ingredient Suppliers Conference (PISC) May 14-16, in Orlando, Fla. Hosted by AFIA, the one-of-a-kind event attracts more than 600 feed ingredient buyers and sellers each year and is truly "where business gets done!"

By Victoria Broehm, Director of Communications
AFIA, Feedstuffs Name Famo Feeds as 2018 Feed Facility of the Year
February 13, 2019
AFIA, Feedstuffs Name Famo Feeds as 2018 Feed Facility of the Year

The American Feed Industry Association and Feedstuffs congratulate Famo Feeds of Freeport, Minn., for being named the 2018 Feed Facility of the Year (FFY). Gary Huddleston, AFIA’s director of feed manufacturing and regulatory affairs, announced that the family-owned feed company won the award during AFIA’s Feed Production Education Program, held today at the International Production & Processing Expo, happening this week in Atlanta, Ga.

By Victoria Broehm
AFIA's Pet Food Conference Attracts Full House
February 13, 2019
AFIA's Pet Food Conference Attracts Full House

The American Feed Industry Association wrapped up its 12th annual Pet Food Conference yesterday in conjunction with the International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE), happening this week in Atlanta, Ga. The event brought together approximately 340 industry leaders to discuss everything from regulatory issues to the technical aspects of pet food production to product claims, marketing and nutrition, helping attendees tackle the latest challenges in the evolving marketplace.

By Victoria Broehm
New High-Performance Sow Educational Program Debuts at IPPE
February 13, 2019
New High-Performance Sow Educational Program Debuts at IPPE

The American Feed Industry Association debuted its first nutritional program focused on sow health today in conjunction with the International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) in Atlanta, Ga. The event, “High-Performance Sow – Rethinking Nutrition and Health Interactions,” brought together nearly 100 industry leaders to discuss everything from sow productivity to gut health.

By Victoria Broehm