Create a free Feed & Grain account to continue reading

AFIA Honors Members

Names Member of the Year and 2019 Distinguished Service Award recipient


The American Feed Industry Association named T.J. Biggs, the director of technical services and quality assurance at Global Animal Products, as its Member of the Year during the Purchasing and Ingredient Suppliers Conference, happening this week in Orlando, FL.

The Member of the Year Award is presented to an AFIA member who exhibits outstanding support in achieving the organization’s goals and objectives throughout the year. With the exception of the 83 members of the Food Safety Modernization Act working group who received the award in 2014, only 39 individuals have been honored prior to this year.

“With his gentle demeanor and sense of humor, T.J. aided in a staff contact transition and ensured that the committee’s business continued efficiently and effectively,” said Paul Davis, Ph.D., AFIA’s director of quality, animal food safety and education. “T.J. is an excellent recipient for this award and we thank him for his contributions.”

In related news, AFIA honored Bill Barr, president of Bill Barr & Company, with its 2019 Distinguished Service Award for his life-long contributions to the feed industry. Sarah Novak, AFIA’s vice president of membership and public relations, presented the award to Barr at AFIA’s Purchasing and Ingredient Suppliers Conference today in Orlando, Fla.

Bill Barr accepting the Distinguished Service Award. From left: AFIA President and CEO Joel G. Newman; Dr. Kim Rock, and her husband Bill Barr (middle), president of Bill Barr & Company; and Sarah Novak, AFIA's vice president of membership and public relations.

The Distinguished Service Award is AFIA’s highest honor and is typically given to the elite members of the U.S. animal food industry who have provided outstanding support to AFIA and the entire animal food industry throughout their careers.

“Bill has embraced every project with enthusiasm and a can-do attitude,” said Novak. “If he did not have the resources to make something happen, he knew who needed to be included in the conversation to accomplish the goal. He is more than deserving of this award.”

Page 1 of 76
Next Page