2019 Joint Conference Program 

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Monday, September 30, 2019

12:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Registration
12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. NGFA Feed Committees Meeting
12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. PFI Committee Meetings
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Welcome Reception in Trade Show

Tuesday October 1, 2019

7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. Registration
7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. Buffet Breakfast in Trade Show
8:00 a.m. -2:45 p.m. General Session - Day One 
  Conference Welcome & Welcome to Kansas City
Dave Fairfield, Senior Vice President, Feed, National Grain and Feed Association
Dana Brooks, 
President and CEO, Pet Food Institute
Hon. Mike Beam, Secretary, Kansas Department of Agriculture
  Information Technology and Supply Chain Management
Janette Barnard,
Vice President of Marketing andSales, DecisionNext
  FDA Food and Veterinary Medicine Priorities
Dr. Steve Solomon,
Director, Center for Veterinary Medicine, U.S. Food and Drug Administration
10:15 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. Catch Up Break in Trade Show
  AAFCO Update
Sue Hays,
Executive Director, Association of American Feed Control Officers
  Sustainability, The World We Live In
Randy Stuewe,
CEO, Darling Ingredients
12:00 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. Buffet Lunch in Tradeshow
  Animal Food Trade Outlook
Gregg Doud,
Chief Agricultural Negotiator Office of the United States Trade Representative
  Crisis Management and Transparency
Hinda Mitchell,
President, Inspire PR Group
2:45 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. Catch Up Break in Trade Show
3:15 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Breakout A - Pet Food Focus

  • Auditing the Supply Chain in 2019: Differences in Audit Criteria

Dr. Billie Johnson, Food Safety/Regulatory Compliance Manager, BHJ North America 

  • Poultry Protein Meal Nomenclature: A Rendering Perspective

Dr. Ansen Pond, Director of Quality Assurance and Food Safety, Pilgrim's

3:15 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Breakout B - Feed Focus

  • Feed mill biosecurity plans: A systematic approach to preventing animal disease

This session will provide practical steps that feed mills can take to enhance biosecurity practices and minimize the potential spread of animal diseases.
Dr. Cassie Jones, Associate Professor, Department of Animal Sciences & Industry, Kansas State University 

  • Preventive Controls Inspections: Lessons Learned

A panel of industry representatives will share experiences from recent preventive controls inspections and offer suggestions on how to be prepared for FDA inspectional activity.
Jan Campbell, Regulatory Affairs Manager, Purina Animal Nutrition LLC
Matt Frederking,
Vice President of Regulatory Affairs and Quality Assurance, Mid-America Pet Food
Matt Surdick,
Safety Manager, CHS-Country Operations



    5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Networking Reception in Trade Show

    Wednesday October 2, 2019


    7:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Registration
    7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. Buffet Breakfast
    8:00 a.m. - Noon General Session Day Two

    Livestock and Ingredient Outlook: Trends and Facts
    Randy Blach,
    CEO, Cattlefax

    Animal Food Inspections Under FSMA
    Jenny Murphy
    Consumer Safety Officer, Center for Veterinary Medicine, Office of Surveillance and Compliance, U.S. Food and Drug Administration
    10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Catch Up Break

    Foreign Animal Diseases and Animal Food - Emerging Issues
    Dr. Cassie Jones
    , Associate Professor, Department of Animal Sciences & Industry, Kansas State University 
      General Session Recesses, Conference Concludes