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Source: American Feed Industry Association news release

The American Feed Industry Association in partnership with AgGateway and Feed & Grain magazine are in search of applicants for its Information Technology Innovation Award--an award recognizing feed industry companies who incorporate new, advanced technologies in their routine business practices.

The award, open to AFIA members only, allows industry representatives to get a first-hand look inside some of the most innovative companies and how technology of the 21st century is helping to meet the demand of a rapidly developing worldwide population.

"In order to meet the demands of an ever-growing feed and food industry, today's agricultural work force recognizes and utilizes available advanced technologies," said Sarah Novak, AFIA vice president of membership and public relations. "Information collection, safety monitoring, remote/PDA tools, quality controls and automated systems all have become standard equipment for many feed processors."

Applicant submissions will be judged by AFIA, AgGateway and Feed & Grain representatives on novelty of approach; execution of the program; benefits of the technology; and ability to determine results (i.e. of a tangible nature).

The winner of the 2014 IT Innovation Award will receive a feature article in AFIA's Journal and Feed & Grain magazine and AgGateway will make a donation to a charity of choice and offer one free registration to attend AgGateway's annual meeting on Nov. 10-13, in Phoenix, Ariz.

The 2013 award winner was Adisseo for their web-based platform Precise Nutrition Evaluation.

Those interested in applying for the 2014 IT Award are asked to submit a completed application and narrative-up to two double-spaced pages-on their company's e-business initiatives by Aug. 15.

For more information, contact Novak at (703) 558-3574 or

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