Save the Date: Monday October 23 – Wednesday October 25 | The Seelbach Hilton Louisville | Louisville, KY

The 2017 NGFA-PFI Feed and Pet Food Joint Conference is an annual collaboration between the National Grain and Feed Association (NGFA) and the Pet Food Institute (PFI), designed specifically for the feed and pet food sectors. The conference addresses pressing policy, regulatory and operations issues that companies face in today’s environment with a strong focus on FSMA compliance.

View the Conference Program


Early Bird (June 26 – September 8): $495
Regular (September 9 – October 13): $545
On-Site (October 14 – October 25): $595


Early Bird (June 26 – August 25): $725

Regular (August 26 – October 13): $775

On-Site (October 14 – October 25): $825





$159 + tax or prevailing rate
Room block cut off date = October 2, 2017
Complimentary Airport Shuttle
Free Wifi in Rooms


To Exhibit


NGFA/PFI Member Exhibitor Cost: $1,200
Non-member: $1,800

  • All exhibitor registrations include one (1) Conference registration, one (1) 8’x10’ pipe and drape booth with one (1) 6’ table, two (2) chairs, and a wastepaper basket

Additional Booth Worker: $200
Exhibitor Set Up: Mon. October 23 @ Noon – 5 p.m.


CLICK HERE for 2017 List of Exhibitors

CLICK HERE for the Exhibitor Benefits Sheet


To Sponsor


As a Joint Conference sponsor, your company is recognized in unique and creative ways, as outlined in the link above, and your generosity helps fund the conference.



Dr. Cassie Jones is the Undergraduate Research Coordinator in the Department of Animal Sciences & Industry at Kansas State University. She coordinates undergraduate students interested in research projects across disciplines and species. Her research efforts include evaluating the effects of ingredients or feed processing technologies on feed safety and animal nutrition. Dr. Jones is originally from Beulah, N.D., where her family raised Rambouillet sheep. She is formally trained as an applied swine nutritionist. She and her husband, Spencer, have three children, Ty, Hayden, and Hadley, and raise Angus cattle near Wamego.


Dr. Kevin Pond, a Colorado native, joined CSU as the Department of Animal Sciences Head in August 2011. He grew up in rural Ithaca, New York, graduated in Animal Science from Cornell University and attended Texas A&M University where he received a master of science (1979) and a Ph.D. in nutrition (1982). His professional career began at North Carolina State University in a teaching and research position where he progressed to full professor. For the past 15 years he has been Professor and Chair of the Department on Animal and Food Sciences at Texas Tech University.



Ryan Quarles was elected Kentucky’s Commissioner of Agriculture in 2015. At 33, Commissioner Quarles is currently the youngest statewide elected official in the United States. Ryan was elected to the Kentucky General Assembly in 2010, representing Scott, Owen, and Fayette counties. Ryan served as vice-chairman of the House Judiciary Committee and served on the Agriculture and Small Business Committee, the Tobacco Master Settlement Oversight Committee, and the Banking and Insurance Committee.

Ryan grew up on his family’s farm in Scott County, coming from a family that has lived in central Kentucky for over 200 years.

Dr. Steven Solomon was appointed Director of the Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Veterinary Medicine in January 2017. Dr. Solomon previously served as the Deputy Associate Commissioner for Regulatory Affairs within the Food and Drug Administration’s Office of Regulatory Affairs. He joined FDA in 1990 as a Veterinary Medical Officer in the Center for Veterinary Medicine, and has served in various policy and leadership positions in the Office of Regulatory Affairs’ Office of Enforcement, Office of Regional Operations and as the Assistant Commissioner for Compliance Policy. He also served in the Office of Global Regulatory Operations and Policy.

Dr. Solomon has a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Ohio State University and a Master’s in Public Health from Johns Hopkins University.


Robert Waltz was appointed Indiana State Chemist in 2006. Previously, Waltz served as state entomologist and director of the Division of Entomology and Plant Pathology at the Indiana Department of Natural Resources.

Waltz serves on several state and national panels. He is vice chair of the Indiana Pesticide Review Board and serves on the Gypsy Moth Slow the Spread Foundation board, the national emerald ash borer science advisory panel and the National Plant Board. He also is a former chairman of the Exotic Species List Committee for the Entomological Society of America and past president of the Indiana Academy of Science.

Thank you to our sponsors!