ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA, U.S. — The American Feed Industry Association’s (AFIA) Feed Industry Institute (FII) starts June 16, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S. The four-day conference, hosted by AFIA's Purchasing and Ingredient Suppliers Committee every two years, has garnered a significant interest in 2014 — a record-setting number of 155 participants have preregistered.
The line-up of industry experts will provide attendees with an ideal educational forum to learn about the feed and ingredient industry. The program is crafted for individuals new to the feed industry. The course sessions have been approved by the American Registry of Professional Animal Scientists for 21 continuing education units (CEUs).
FII speakers include: Brent Babyak, Prince Agri Products, Inc.; Rick Bonander, Adisseo USA Inc.; Dr. Tom Earleywine, Land O'Lakes Animal Milk Products; Dr. Lance Forster, Jr., ADM Processing; Tom Geary, Westway Feed Products LLC; Dr. Matt Gibson, LifeLine Foods, Inc.; Doug Grennan, The Scoular Company; Dr. Kevin Halpin, International Ingredient Corporation; Kevin Larson, Diamond V Mills, Inc.; Dr. Brad Lawrence, Novus International, Inc.; Tim Lease, WL Port-Land Systems; and Dr. Omarh Mendoza, The Maschhoffs.
Dr. Keith Mizwicki, SEM Minerals; Dr. Steve Moreland, Nutriad, Inc.; Sarah Muirhead, Feedstuffs; Dr.Luis Ochoa, Kemin Animal Nutrition and Health; Todd Owens, ILC Resources; Dr. Chad Risley, Berg+Schmidt America, LLC; Dr. Gary Sides, Zoetis; Dr. Mamduh Sifri, ADM Alliance Nutrition, Inc.; Dr. Charles Starkey, American Proteins, Inc.; Dr. John Thomson, Evonik Industries; Dr. Henry Turlington, American Feed Industry Association; Roger Watchorn, Cargill; and Leah Wilkinson, American Feed Industry Association.
Conference attendees will also have the option to partake in numerous networking opportunities throughout the week including a baseball game on June 18.
Unregistered individuals interested in attending FII can register on-site on June 16.
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, US — Representatives of the grain and milling industries recently gathered July 10-13 at McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois, US, for IFT FIRST, the Institute of Food Technologists annual event and expo.
In 2022-23, the International Grains Council’s July report anticipates worldwide wheat production to reach 770 million tonnes, down from 781 million tonnes in 2021-22, with 195 million tonnes available for trade.
Most wheat production comes from a handful of countries and even fewer are major exporters, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations. Here’s a look at the top 10 wheat-producing countries worldwide, based on total yield in tonnes from 2000-2020 with 2022-23 production and consumption projections.