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Thank you to everyone that came to the 2016 AFOA Annual Meeting. A special thanks to all the AFOA sponsors. Below is an evaluation, the final list of attendees and powerpoint presentations from the speakers.   To see photos from the event, click here and scroll to the bottom on the Annual Meeting Recap page. 

Your feedback is extremely important in planning for next year’s Annual Meeting.  Please take a few minutes of your time to fill out the 10 question survey.  Hope to see you in Chicago on October 11 & 12, 2017.  

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Click here for a final list of 2016 AFOA Annual Meeting Attendees 

Click the speaker’s name below for the 2016 AFOA Annual Meeting presentation

-Dr. Charles Starkey, Auburn University  Topic: Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA)

-Ryan Standard, The Jacobsen Publishing Topic: Current Market Conditions for Animal Proteins and Fats

-Sara Fagen, DDC 

-Doug Sosnik

-Kurt Barth, The Brock Report

-Leon Bruner, DVM, PHD, Grocery Manufacturer’s Association Topic: Changing Consumer Preferences as they relate to vegetable oils, (including non-GMO, clean labels, etc.)

-Larry Schafer, National Biodiesel Board Topic: Biodiesel Update

-Dan McLaughlin, Grain and Grain Product Marketing & Sales at Union Pacific Topic: State of the Railroads

-Bob Collette, Institute of Shortening and Edible Oils Topic: Food Safety and Modernization Act

Thank you to all the 2016 AFOA Annual Meeting Sponsorship

Thank you sponsors from your AFOA Staff!

Platinum Sponsorship:


Lanyard Sponsorship:

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Coffee Break Sponsorship:


Gold Level:

Adamant BioNRG S.r.l

Agri Trading Corporation

Chembulk Maritime USA, LLC

Chicago Freight Car Leasing Co.

D.A. Lorentzen, Inc.

Darling Ingredients

Gavilon, LLC

Geo. Pfau’s Sons Co., Inc.

Gersony-Strauss Company, Inc.

Hudson Tank Terminals Corporation

Hurley Brokerage, Inc.


Jacob Stern & Sons

Kinder Morgan’s Delta Terminal

Lake Erie Biofuels, LLC

Mendota Agri Products

MPB Commodities, Inc.


Odin Marine Group, LLC

Oilseeds International, Ltd.

Pasternak, Baum & Co., Inc.

Sanimax Marketing, Limited

Solmar-Universal Tanker Chartering, Inc.

Stolt-Nielsen USA, inc.

Sunbelt Commodities, Inc.

The Jacobsen Publishing

The Scoular Company

Third Coast Commodities

Trans Ocean Bulk Logistics

Urner Barry

Victory Tropical Oil USA, Inc.

West Coast Reduction Ltd.

Silver Level:

Florence Commodities

Global Seaport Services, Inc.

Richardson Oilseed Limited

Table Luncheon Sponsor:

Grain Processing Corp.

Hudson Tank Terminals Corporation

MPB Commodities, Inc.

Norfolk Oil Transit

Odin Marine Group, LLC.

Renewable Materials, LLC.

South Chicago Packing/Ed Miniat, Inc.

Victory Tropical Oil USA, Inc.