ARLINGTON, Va. — The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) announced July 15 it will begin accepting nominations for its latest honor, Friend of Pet Food Award, to be recognized during its 2020 Pet Food Conference at International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE).

The award will be presented to individuals who have significantly contributed to pet food industry growth either from inside the industry or through an associated sector, including but not limited to product development, distribution, regulatory, academia, media or marketing.

“The AFIA Pet Food Committee decided to create this award because we feel strongly that there are a lot of leaders in the industry who are deserving of this type of recognition,” said Louise Calderwood, AFIA’s director of regulatory affairs. “We are very excited to select candidates and present this new award.”

The association said it will accept nominations until Thursday, Sept. 26, 2019. Nominate someone for the Friend of Pet Food Award by submitting this form.

AFIA’s one-day Pet Food Conference during IPPE will take place Jan. 28, 2020, in Atlanta, Georgia from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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