The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) is looking for outstanding students to present their research or subject matter reviews at the upcoming AFIA Pet Food Conference. Graduate students will be invited to present their work as speakers during the conference, and undergraduates or graduate students will be invited to present posters. The daylong conference will take place on Jan. 25, 2022, in conjunction with the International Production & Processing Expo (ippexpo.com) in Atlanta, Ga.
“We are happy to provide this opportunity to the next generation of pet food industry innovators and leaders,” said Louise Calderwood, AFIA’s director of regulatory affairs. “We want to ensure students interested in the pet nutrition industry have a platform to present their research and that all students have direct access to leaders in this field to gain additional insights.”
Students should develop the research topic as an industry or trade conference presentation rather than for a scientific audience. Emphasis should be placed on the background and development of rationale with a focus on conclusions and implications for the pet food industry.
The selected students will have the opportunity to present their research to roughly 300 conference attendees, including representatives from all major pet food manufacturers and professional roles within their companies.
Submission materials are due by Nov. 8. For more information on the submission guidelines or to apply, visit AFIA’s website (www.afia.org/resources/educational-resources-events/pet-food-conference-paper-presentation-opportunity/).
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