Gary Huddleston comes to AFIA with 31 years of experience at Southern States Cooperative
The American Feed Industry Association has welcomed Gary Huddleston as its new manager of feed manufacturing safety and environmental affairs. With more than 30 years of service in manufacturing, Huddleston will manage AFIA’s efforts surrounding regulatory issues involving OSHA, the U.S. EPA and USDOT. Huddleston will also be tasked with the development and coordination of AFIA education and training programs. “Huddleston’s extensive experience in feed manufacturing will complement AFIA’s feed safety certification programs and trainings by providing an outlook on how feed safety affects the producer and the consumer first hand,” said Turlington. Huddleston is a previous employee of Southern States Cooperative, Inc., which he joined in 1984 after graduation from Tennessee Technological University, where he received a bachelor’s degree in agribusiness and economics. Under Huddleston’s guidance, the Southern States plant was recognized as AFIA’s Feed Mill of the Year in 2007 and 2014.