Registration for the American Feed Industry Association (AFIA)'s annual Purchasing & Ingredient Suppliers Conference (PISC) is now open for the more than 500 buyers and sellers of feed and petfood ingredients expected to attend. The conference will be held at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, March 12-14, 2014.
New for 2014, attendees will receive a US$50 discount for completing registration online. Online registration forms can be obtained from AFIA's website.
"This year's program, 'Where Business Gets Done!' will feature well-known industry experts who will present on topics that are currently affecting the feed industry and agriculture as a whole," said Veronica Rovelli, AFIA director of meetings and events. "PISC is AFIA's highest attended individual event and is designed to benefit all feed, ingredient and pet food professionals."
This year's program highlights include: The Truth about Sustainability, Dr. Frank Mitloehner; Animal Economics Report, Dr. Ron Plain; Grain Outlook, Richard Brock; Humor for the Heart of Agriculture, Damian Mason; and the World Food Supply Outlook, Dr. Jay Lehr. The conference schedule also incorporates networking opportunities and outings including.
In addition, AFIA's Nutrition Committee will host a Nutrition Symposium on Tuesday, March 11, from 1-5:30 p.m., on "Protecting Your Investment and Sustaining Agriculture for the Future." The seminar is open to all PISC attendees for an additional fee. The symposium will feature experts from several fields discussing a gamut of topics including consumer trust in modern agriculture, biosecurity, post-harvest losses, and water rights and agriculture.
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