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Registration is now open for the American Feed Industry Association’s (AFIA) Equipment Manufacturers Conference, being held Nov. 9-11 in St. Petersburg, Fla. Hosted by the AFIA’s Equipment Manufacturers Committee, this annual 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, and bringing the industry together to network.
“Sustainability has become a topic that permeates all aspects of feed and equipment manufacturing,” said Gary Huddleston, AFIA’s director of feed manufacturing and regulatory affairs. “While the animal food industry has long been committed to sustainable manufacturing, there is more work to be done, and we are excited to focus on that at this year’s conference.”
Themed, “Building An Industry Perspective On Sustainability,” the three-day event kicks off with the annual golf tournament, which raises money for the Institute for Feed Education and Research’s scholarship fund, a program designed to encourage college students to consider careers in the feed or grain sciences.
Educational programs at the conference will also include a panel on what sustainability means in the current feed industry environment, discussions on communicating with government, customers and the public, and more.
Early-bird registration runs through Oct. 7, with a discounted rate of $720 for AFIA members and $1,415 for nonmembers. Register and view more information on the event’s website.