ARLINGTON, VA. — The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) has opened registration for its Feed Industry Institute (FII), set for June 17 to 20 in Minneapolis. The 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, director of quality, animal food safety and education, AFIA. “We hope that attendees gain a deeper understanding of the process and importance of producing high-quality feed.”
The agenda at this year’s event will provide attendees with a 101-style overview of the US 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, the AFIA said. It also will include sessions on building consumer trust, participating in international trade and engaging with the various regulatory agencies. The full agenda is available at https://www.afia.org/events/fii-2024/agenda/.
In addition to the educational sessions, FII includes several networking opportunities for attendees, including a reception on June 17, and an optional paid outing to a Minnesota Twins baseball game on 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 March 8, for the early-bird rate of $799 for AFIA members and $999 for non-members.
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