The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA), in coordination with Feedstuffs, has opened the application phase for its 2023 Commercial Dry Feed Facility of the Year (FFY) program. The program is open to all AFIA member commercial dry feed manufacturing facilities.
"We take great pleasure in acknowledging those commercial dry facilities that exceed expectations in their commitment to ensuring safe and efficient operations,” said Gary Huddleston, AFIA’s director of feed manufacturing and regulatory affairs.
“Day-in, day-out, our members are churning out safe and high-quality animal food and this is a great opportunity to recognize those who go above and beyond.”
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 the various 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. See a list of previous award winners on the AFIA's website.
The application phase for the Commercial Dry Feed Facility of the Year is now open and submissions, with the $100 application fee, are due by Sept. 15.
The winning facility will be recognized on Jan. 31, 2024, at the AFIA’s Feed Education Program, held in conjunction with the International Production & Processing Expo in Atlanta, GA.
The winning plant manager will receive overnight accommodations and afree registration to the expo.