The American Feed Industry Association announced the winners of three annual awards last night at a Board of Directors" dinner in Arlington, Va. The winners are detailed in the three releases below:

AFIA Names Pete Calderon Member of the Year: AFIA named Pete Calderon, general manager for Scott Equipment, as its Member of the Year. The Member of the Year award is presented to an AFIA member who exhibits outstanding support in achieving the organisation"s goals and objectives throughout the year. With the exception of the 83 members of the Food Safety Modernisation Act working group who received the award in 2014, only 38 individuals have received this award.

Read more, HERE.

AFIA Honours Charles Olentine with Distinguished Service Award: AFIA honoured Charles Olentine, Ph.D., owner and president of Consult-NC, with its Distinguished Service Award in recognition of his lifelong service to the industry. Since 1981, AFIA has given the Distinguished Service Award, the industry"s highest honour, to those elite members of the US feed industry who have provided outstanding support to the association and the entire feed industry throughout their careers. To date, 34 individuals have received the award.

Read more, HERE.

AFIA Honours Fred Fairchild with Lifetime Achievement Award: AFIA honoured Fred Fairchild with the AFIA-Kansas State University Feed Manufacturing Lifetime Achievement Award for his contributions to the feed industry through business and education. The award recognises and honours US animal food industry retirees, or those who are no longer serving the industry or allied industries, who have made a significant contribution to the animal food manufacturing business in the United States throughout their careers. AFIA and KSU first presented the award in 1995, and only 19 individuals have received the award to date.

Read more, HERE.

For more information visit the AFIA website, HERE.

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