ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA, US — The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA), in coordination with Feedstuffs, has opened the application phase for its Premix/Ingredient Feed Facility of the Year (FFY) program. The program is open to all AFIA member premix and ingredient facilities.

 “We welcome premix and ingredient facilities to put your best foot forward and show us what you are doing,” said Gary Huddleston, director of feed manufacturing and regulatory affairs at the AFIA. “We look forward to recognizing those facilities that prioritize excellence in manufacturing operations, emphasizing safety, quality, regulatory compliance and operating efficiencies.” 

The AFIA has been recognizing excellent feed manufacturing facilities since 1985. In 2016, the AFIA created four distinct manufacturing categories to be more inclusive of industry facilities. In 2021, the FFY program separated each category into its own individual program: liquid feed, commercial dry, premix and ingredient, and integrator, with each category having its own facility of the year award.

The application phase for the Premix/Ingredient Feed Facility of the Year is now open and submissions, with the $100 application fee, are due by Dec. 24. The winning facility will be recognized at the AFIA’s Purchasing and Ingredient Suppliers Conference, taking place March 8-10, 2022, in San Francisco, California, US.

The winning plant manager will receive overnight accommodations and a free registration to the conference.

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