AFIA Invites Students to

Present at Pet Food Conference

The American Feed Industry Association is looking for outstanding students to present their research or subject matter reviews at the upcoming AFIA Pet Food Conference. Up to three graduate students will be invited to present their work as speakers during the conference and up to eight undergraduates or graduate students will be invited to present posters.

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. They will also receive a travel stipend to attend the conference as well as a certificate acknowledging selection to the program.

The daylong conference will take place on Jan. 26, 2021, in conjunction with the International Production & Processing Expo in Atlanta, Ga.

Graduate Paper – Deadline for Submissions: Nov. 9, 2020

The AFIA Pet Food Committee will select three outstanding graduate students or postdoctorate students conducting research in the areas of pet nutrition, pet food quality, the human-animal bond, pet food marketing or other pet food-related fields to present at AFIA’s Pet Food Conference. They will be selected based on the research’s relevance to the pet food industry, quality of the written submission and recommendations from the student’s academic advisor. The submitted papers can either be a presentation of original research or an original compilation of information of current or emerging interest to the pet food industry. Graduate students who are not chosen as speakers will be invited to present their work as a poster.

Click here for full submission guidelines.

Undergraduate Poster Opportunity – Deadline for Submissions: Nov. 16, 2020

The AFIA Pet Food Committee will select up to eight outstanding undergraduate students considering careers in pet nutrition, pet food quality, pet food safety, the human-animal bond, pet food marketing or other pet food-related field to present their research or subject matter reviews in a poster session to be held at the AFIA Pet Food Conference. The committee will select the students based on their chosen topic’s relevance to the pet food industry, quality of the written submission and recommendation from the student’s academic advisor. The posters can either be a presentation of original research or an original compilation of information of current or emerging interest to the pet food industry.

Click here for full submission guidelines.

For more information on the submission guidelines or to apply, visit AFIA’s website or contactLouise Calderwood, AFIA’s director of regulatory affairs.