Feb. 12, 2024
Source: American Feed Industry Association news release
AFIA Opens Registration for Feed Industry Institute
ARLINGTON, Va. - The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) has opened registration for its Feed Industry Institute (FII), happening June 17-20 in Minneapolis, Minn. This biennial event brings together emerging professionals in the animal feed industry to learn more about the ingredients, processes and regulations used within the industry to manufacture and sell animal feed.
"The Feed Industry Institute is a great educational opportunity for people in the feed industry, especially those who may be new, to learn from experts," said Paul Davis, Ph.D., AFIA's director of quality, animal food safety and education. "We hope that attendees gain a deeper understanding of the process and importance of producing high-quality feed."
The FII 2024 agenda will provide attendees with a 101-style overview of the U.S. feed industry, animal physiology and nutrition basics, the types of ingredients used and their purpose in animal food, the role of medications and additives, and formulation and various processing techniques. It will also include sessions on building consumer trust, participating in international trade and engaging with the various regulatory agencies. The full agenda is available on the event's website.
In addition to the educational sessions, FII includes several networking opportunities for attendees, including a reception on Monday, June 17, and an optional paid outing to a Minnesota Twins baseball game on Wednesday, June 19. These opportunities help attendees, particularly those who are early in their careers or new to the industry, expand their professional networks.
The AFIA encourages attendees to register before Friday, March 8, for the early-bird rate of $799 for AFIA members and $999 for non-members.
For more information and to register for FII 2024, visit afia.org/events.
Founded in 1909, the American Feed Industry Association (AFIA), based in Arlington, Va., is the world's largest organization devoted exclusively to representing the business, legislative and regulatory interests of the U.S. animal food industry and its suppliers. The organization's membership is comprised of over 650 domestic and international companies that represent the total feed industry--manufacturers of commercial and integrated feed and pet food, ingredient suppliers, pharmaceutical companies, industry support and equipment manufacturers. AFIA's members manufacture more than 75% of the feed and 70% of the non-whole grain ingredients used in the country. AFIA is also recognized as the leader on international industry developments, and holds membership in the International Feed Industry Federation (IFIF).