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AFIA to host feed industry Purchasing and Ingredient Suppliers Conference

Conference to take place March 14-16, 2012, in Orlando, Fla.

The American Feed Industry Association will hold its annual Purchasing and Ingredient Suppliers Conference at Omni ChampionsGate in Orlando, Fla., March 14-16, 2012. More than 450 buyers and sellers of feed and pet food ingredients are expected to attend the event.

The AFIA Nutrition Committee will host a pre-conference nutrition symposium, "Feeding More People with Fewer Resources and Less Impact: Delivering the Message of a Sustainable Future for Animal Agriculture," on March 13, 2012. The program is open to all PISC and Spring Committee meeting attendees, but has an additional fee of $100.

Other highlights of the conference will include bar code data collection, contract packaging, a global energy outlook, a grain outlook, and an overview of legal and regulatory requirements in the feed industry.

Attendees can also participate in the golf outing at the ChampionsGate Golf Club on the hotel’s property. The golf fee includes breakfast, a boxed lunch, two drink tickets and an awards ceremony. The deadline to request a golf-pairing is Feb. 27, 2012.

The early bird rate for conference registration before Feb. 10, 2012, is $599 for members, $2,025 for non-members and $165 for spouses.

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