The American Feed Industry Association depends heavily on the dedication and involvement of members who volunteer annually to serve on committees that further the success of the association’s mission, objectives and programs. AFIA thanks these volunteer members and the companies they represent for their service.
Most of the committee terms run from May 1-April 30 each year and volunteers serve a term of three years. Each of AFIA’s 14 committees represent the interests of specific disciplines and segments throughout the feed industry and work together on supporting activities and programs critical to AFIA’s legislative and regulatory efforts and various member services.
“Each and every committee member helps advance AFIA’s mission,” said AFIA President and CEO Joel G. Newman. “Representing the feed industry with one, unified voice takes a team effort and we appreciate the commitment of time and resources by all who have served on AFIA committees.”
AFIA thanks the following 2019 outgoing committee members.
Kasha Cox, Merck Animal Health Chris Province, DSM Nutritional Products Craig Russett, DuPont Nutrition & Health Nick Sterrett, Omega Protein, Inc.
Kara Cagle, Tyson Foods, Inc. Daniel Foley, United Animal Health, Inc. Dennis Francik, East Central Iowa Cooperative Matt Harper, Nutra Blend, LLC Dan Patee, Consumers Supply Distributing, LLC
Wiley Houchins, APC, Inc. Angela Mills, Southern States Cooperative, Inc. Kelly Payne, Triple Crown Nutrition, Inc.
Nick Bajjalieh, United Soybean Board Justin Bundy, Bill Barr & Company, Inc. Bart Dunsford, Lallemand Animal Nutrition Chad Risley, Berg+Schmidt America, LLC Mark Young, Star Labs/Forage Research, Inc.
Equipment Manufacturers Committee
Thomas Barber, Buhler Aeroglide Mitch Gorski, Amandus Kahl USA Corporation Alicia Sweet Hupp, Sweet Manufacturing Company Matt Podany, Chief Agri-Industrial Division
Pet Food Committee
Bob Connolly, The Peterson Company Paul Cramer, Star Milling Company Michael Faurot, Hill's Pet Nutrition, Inc. Juan Gomez-Basauri, Alltech, Inc. Brent Kirn, DSM Nutritional Products Sean McNear, Blue Buffalo Pet Products, Inc. Al Yablonski, Anchor Ingredients Co., LLC
Ingredient Approval and Definition Committee
Brent Flickinger, ADM Animal Nutrition, Inc. Vincent Sewalt, DuPont Industrial Biosciences Robert Shirley, Adisseo USA Inc. Kristi Smedley, Center for Regulatory Services, Inc. Kellie Weilbrenner, Diamond V Andrew Yersin, Kemin Industries Inc.
Production Compliance Committee
Kirk Bowman, PerforMix Nutrition Systems, LLC Brad Guyer, Prairie Systems William Monroe, Cargill Animal Nutrition Walter Ney, United Animal Health, Inc.
International Trade Committee
Eddy Fontana, Mosaic Feed Ingredients Ryan Frank, Mars Petcare US Carlos Gonzalez, Hill’s Pet Nutrition, Inc Emily Helmes, Elanco Animal Health Loretta Hunter, Novus International, Inc. Scott Ringger, United Animal Health, Inc.
Purchasing & Ingredient Suppliers Committee
Kara Cagle, Tyson Foods, Inc. Quintin Honerman, Great Plains Processing Phil Tunbridge, Mars Petcare US
Liquid Feed Committee
Angel Aguilar, Lallemand Animal Nutrition T.J. Biggs, Global Animal Products Inc. Howard Bodine, Bill Barr & Company, Inc. Wes Klett, XF Enterprises, Inc. Clayton Lacy, DSM Nutritional Products
Quality and Animal Food Safety Committee
B.J. Bench, Tyson Foods, Inc. Scott Buchwalter, Trouw Nutrition USA, LLC Edward Lee, Nutrien Jonathan Perret, Blue Buffalo Pet Products, Inc. Beverly Thomas, SPF North America Amanda Ungs, Darling Ingredients Inc.