ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA, U.S. — The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA), AgGateway and Feed & Grain magazine said on March 28 they are curious to find out what kinds of technologies are critical to the success and continued growth of the industry and have teamed up to create the AFIA IT Innovation Award. 

This award is open to AFIA members only. The winner will be invited to attend AgGateway’s annual meeting on Nov. 12-14, in St. Petersburg, Florida, U.S., to compete for the overall agriculture IT Innovation Award. 

Companies wishing to submit an application should provide the following for review:

1. A short information/application form.

2. A narrative not to exceed two double-spaced pages, which describes the company’s new e-business initiatives.

The criteria for receiving an award include novelty of approach, execution of the program, benefits of the technology, and ability to determine results (i.e. of a tangible nature). 

Finalists will be selected by the AFIA Staff, AgGateway and Feed & Grain magazine. The winner will receive suitable recognition at AFIA’s board of directors meeting held in May, as well as coverage in key industry trade magazines and other news media outlets. In addition, your company will be profiled in AFIA publications such as the AFIA Journal. 

Submit the completed form and narrative by April 30, to AFIA. For more information about the program, contact Sarah Novak at AFIA at 1.703.558.3574 or [email protected].