The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA), AgGateway and Feed & Grain magazine are offering the second annual Information Technology Innovation Award and have extended the deadline to Feb. 29.
The award celebrates technological advancements in the feed and food industry, which is rapidly changing in today’s world. Information collection, safety monitoring, remote/PDA tools, quality controls and automated systems all have become standard equipment for many feed processors.
Novus International of St. Charles, Mo., was the recipient of the first award, winning for their AIMS technology, an automated remote monitoring system for vendor-managed bulk liquid feed ingredient inventory. AIMS, which has been implemented at over 500 locations, provides precise and instantaneous inventory readings for customers. A donation was made to the Global 4-H Knowledge Platform Project on Novus’ behalf.
Feed Energy Company of Des Moines, Iowa, was the runner up in 2011. Feed Energy developed the Nth Load, a computational-based model that helps with decision making and optimization of inventory management, ensuring proper supply to meet the demands of the company’s livestock and poultry customers.
AFIA would like to know how you are using innovative technologies, including any benefits and results accrued. If technology has increased the success of your company, we invite you to enter. For more information on the application process, click here. The award is open to AFIA members only.
Finalists will be selected by the staff at AFIA, AgGateway and Feed & Grain magazine. The winner will receive suitable recognition at AFIA’s Board of Directors Meeting held in May, as well as coverage in key industry trade magazines and other news media outlets. In addition, your company will be profiled in Feed & Grain Magazine and AFIA publications such as the AFIA Journal. Finally, a donation will be made to the charitable organization of the winner’s choice.
Please submit the application by Feb. 29, 2012. Questions about the program should be directed to Sarah Novak, AFIA’s vice president of membership and public relations, at (703) 558-3574 or firstname.lastname@example.org.