The American Feed Industry Association has appointed Sarah Novak to the position of vice president of membership and public relations. Richard Sellers, AFIA vice president of nutrition and feed regulation, has been appointed to the Farm Animal Integrated Research 2012 National Program Committee. 

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Novak's responsibilities include membership development, promotion, retention and services. She also heads the co-located International Feed Expo planning and organization as well as sponsorship and advertising efforts for publications and major events and generating non-dues revenue. Sellers will participate in planning for the national conference on animal agriculture research priorities in March 2012. This effort will assist both the Farm Bill’s authors and guide federal and state agricultural research agencies in setting national priorities for animal agriculture research.