AFIA Feed Production Education Program

Wed. February 1| 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM | Room B-312

The American Feed Industry Association’s production compliance committee is hosting the annual Feed Production Education program again in 2017. As regulatory requirements for the feed industry continue to expand, this training session will update participants on recent changes from several federal agencies including DOL, DOT, EPA, FDA and OSHA. In addition, two important concerns for plant managers today is pellet quality and product segregation in bins and experts in each area will provide insight on these topics. Finally, learn more about AFIA’s new and improved Feed Facility of the Year program and the announcement of the 2016 award winner.


8:00-8:15 a.m.    

Welcome, Gary Huddleston, American Feed Industry Association

8:15-9:00 a.m.                                   

Regulatory Update – DOL, DOT, EPA, FDA and OSHA – What’s happening within the agencies? Christian Richter, The Policy Group and Gary Huddleston, American Feed Industry Association

9:00-10:00 a.m.                               

Learn about the new Feed Facility of the Year benchmarking program and announcement of the 2016 Winners, Gary Huddleston, American Feed Industry Association

10:15-10:45 a.m. 

FSMA Readiness:  What the Industry Looks Like a Year Post Rulings, Jennifer Morecraft, NSF International

10:45-11:30 a.m.  

Separation of Fines and Nutrients During Bulk Transport, Joe Mortiz, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Animal and Nutritional Sciences Poultry Science and Nutrition, West Virginia University

11:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.   

Advances in Pelleting Technology, Dirk Maier, Ph.D., P.E., Professor of Grain & Feed Operations & Processing, Dept. of Agricultural & Biosystems Engineering, Associate Director, Global Food Security Consortium, Iowa State University

Cost: Free

Track: IPPE Free Educational Programs

Educational Partner


Christian Richter
Christian Richter Principal, The Policy Group | Role:
Dirk Maier, Ph.D.
Dirk Maier, Ph.D. Associate Director of the Global Food Security Consortium, Iowa State University | Role:
Gary Huddleston
Gary Huddleston Manager of Feed Manufacturing Safety and Environmental Affairs, American Feed Industry Association | Role:
Jennifer Morecraft
Jennifer Morecraft Director, Supplier Assurance Programs, Supply Chain Food Safety, NSF International | Role:
Joe Mortiz, Ph.D.
Joe Mortiz, Ph.D. Professor of Poultry Science and State Extension Specialist. Division of Animal and Nutritional Sciences, Davis College, West Virginia University | Role: