The award recognizes overall excellence in feed manufacturing operations, emphasizing safety, quality, regulatory compliance, employee development and overall operating efficiencies.
Sponsored by AFIA and Feedstuffs, the FFY is designed to be a world-class benchmarking program for the animal food industry. It recognizes overall excellence in feed manufacturing operations, emphasizing safety, quality, regulatory compliance, employee development and overall operating efficiencies.
The FFY program provides participating facilities with invaluable benchmarking information to show how they stack up against their peers. In addition, it recognizes those outstanding facilities that are leading the way in feed manufacturing practices, which promotes best practices and lessons learned across the industry.
The AFIA and Feedstuffs redesigned the former Feed Mill of the Year award program in 2016 to be more industry-inclusive and expanded it in 2017 to include non-AFIA members in the benchmarking portion of the program. Non-members are ineligible for the awards portion of the program, but they receive all the benefits of the benchmarking program.
To keep benchmarking information relative, four industry categories, with category-specific applications, are considered: commercial dry livestock feed, integrator, liquid feed and premix manufacturing. The AFIA and Feedstuffs will select winners in each category and among those, will select an overall FFY winner. The winners will be recognized at the 2019 International Production & Processing Expo, Feb. 12-14, 2019, in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.
Applications are due by Sept. 7, along with an application fee of $100 for AFIA members and $250 for non-members.