ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA, U.S. — The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) will host its biennial Feed Industry Institute (FII), June 8-11, 2020, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, U.S.

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, director of quality, animal food safety and education at the AFIA. “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 also will look at agriculture’s role in building consumer trust, the role of international trade and provide an overview of state and federal regulations.

In addition to the educational program, there will be a reception on June 8 and a networking outing to a Milwaukee Brewers baseball game on June 10.

The 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.

For more information about FII and or to register, visit the event’s website or contact Lynette Tucker, AFIA’s meetings and events specialist.