ARLINGTON, Va. — Due to subsisting travel restrictions, shelter-in-place orders and concerns surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, the American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) opted to postpone its 2020 Feed Industry Institute (FII), previously set to take place June 8 to 11 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
New dates for the event have not yet been released. AFIA published an offiical statement about its decision to postpone on the event web page.
"The American Feed Industry Association has been following the news and messages from local, state and federal authorities regarding travel in light of the coronavirus outbreak," AFIA stated. "After close consultation with our members and partners, we have regrettably made the decision to postpone AFIA’s 2020 Feed Industry Institute. More details on the new date will be available shortly. Please note that we did not make this decision lightly, but felt it was the right thing to do to protect the health and safety of our attendees and staff. Should you have questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org."
About Feed Industry Institute
Professionals in the animal food industries are invited to attend to learn more about processing fundamentals, from ingredients to federal policies.
“The Feed Industry Institute is a great educational forum where people new to the livestock feed or pet food industry can learn more about the business of feed from those who know it best — industry experts,” said Paul Davis, Ph.D., AFIA’s director of quality, animal food safety and education. "Our goal is that attendees not only understand how to manufacture high-quality animal food, but why doing so is so essential for animal productivity and well-being.”
FII 2020 will include discussions about the overall United States feed industry, animal physiology and fundamentals of nutrition, ingredient best practices, additives and medications, processing techniques, consumer trends and communication, trade, and federal and state regulations impacting the industry.
The event will also feature networking opportunities, specifics to be determined. The four-day educational program will end with a brief “graduation” ceremony and recap of key discussions and lessons learned throughout the week.
Access the full 2020 agenda and registration information on the Feed Industry Institute website.
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