ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA, U.S. — Registration is now open for the American Feed Industry Association's (AFIA) annual Purchasing & Ingredient Suppliers Conference, which is slated for March 11-13, at the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress in Orlando, Florida, U.S.

More than 500 buyers and sellers of feed and pet food ingredients are expected to attend the three-day event designed for educational and networking purposes. Highlights of the conference include the sporting clay outing, which will kick off this year's event, as well as a variety of presentations addressing issues pertaining to the feed industry, evening receptions and the PISC annual golf tournament, which will be at the Grand Cypress Golf Club.

This year's educational program highlights include: "Grain Outlook," Richard Brock; "Animal Economics," Chris Hurt; "Connecting the Disconnect," Sarah Muirhead; and "The Patriot Tour," Peter Scobell.

In addition to PISC, the AFIA Nutrition Committee will host a half-day Nutrition Symposium on "The Effect of Consumer Preference on Feed and Nutrition" prior to the conference Tuesday, March 10. PISC registrants can attend for an additional cost and hear from key industry experts discussing a breadth of topics including the regulatory environment in Washington, D.C., U.S., growth and development research in animals used for meat consumption, the impact of milk on consumer health and the importance of communicating with consumers.

For more information on how to register, click here.