The American Feed Industry Association has opened registration for its biennial Feed Industry Institute (FII), happening June 8-11 in Milwaukee, Wis. The conference brings together individuals in the industry to learn the fundamentals of the animal food manufacturing process – from the types of ingredients used to the animals served to federal policies that shape the output of the industry.
“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.”
The 2020 FII will include an overview of the U.S. feed industry, animal physiology and nutrition basics, information on the types of ingredients used in animal food and why, the role of medications and other additives, and various processing techniques. It will also look at agriculture’s role in building consumer trust, the role of international trade and provide an overview of state and federal regulations. The full agenda can be found on the event’s website.
In addition to the educational program, there will be a reception on Monday, June 8, and a networking outing to a Milwaukee Brewers baseball game on Wednesday, June 10.
AFIA encourages people to register between now and March 1 to receive the discounted rate of $650 for AFIA members and $925 for non-members.