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I belong to... AFIA: Philip Greene

PD Staff Published on 09 August 2013


Age: Middle-aged



Location: Fresno, California

Agricultural background, in a nutshell: UC Davis for animal science, and agricultural economics; MBA from California State University.

I have been a member of AFIA since ... 2007.

I joined the organization ... to participate nationally with agricultural issues that may impact the feed and livestock industry.

A little-known fact about this organization is ... how actively involved AFIA is both nationally and internationally in assisting the development of policies.


What AFIA does best is ... provide for a common venue for people with similar interests across a diverse spectrum of livestock-feeding interests.

I feel valued as a member when ... I receive information and updates personalized to our business [Foster Farms].

An influential or interesting person I’ve met through the organization is ... Dwight Armstrong, Ph.D. As a leader in the FFA organization, he reminds me of my high school years when I was involved in the FFA development programs.

The dairy industry’s greatest challenge is … Continued competitive pressure for feed sources will challenge the profitability of the dairy and livestock industry. Another great challenge for the dairy industry is in the area of nutrient management.

The dairy industry’s greatest opportunity is … To develop sustainable strategies that minimize feed input and milk product output risks. The industry does an excellent job of providing safe, nutritious and quality products.

We must continue to expand our offering of existing premium-quality products while improving the marketing efforts and product developments that will meet the future customers’ desired diversity of products. The industry needs to reach out to increase its export presence throughout the world. PD


American Feed Industry Association
2101 Wilson Blvd., Suite 916
Arlington, VA 22201
(703) 524-0810

Year founded: 1909

Members: More than 550 domestic and international companies and state, regional and national associations.

Member-companies are livestock feed and pet food manufacturers, integrators, pharmaceutical companies, ingredient suppliers, equipment manufacturers and companies that supply other products and services to feed manufacturers.