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2020 Convention Announced

The 2020 Tennessee Feed and Grain Association (TFGA) annual meeting will be held January 30-31, 2020 at the Franklin Marriott Cool Springs, 700 Cool Springs Blvd., Franklin, TN 37067.

Please go to the TFGA Convention Registration Page to register for the convention. Registration is $275 for members and $110 for spouse or guest registration. Online registration is for credit card payment. If using a check, follow the registration as normal and write “Check”, print and mail the paper form to Terrie Ragan, 1510 Demonbreun St. Apt. 1509, Nashville, TN 37203. The registration cost includes dinner on Wednesday night and lunch on Thursday.

Onsite registration will be $10 more per ticket.

Those who wish to donate to the annual convention can do so with the online registration. You can also renew membership as well.

Continued this Year… A silent auction on site. Thanks for emailing tnfga@tds.net with what you plan to bring to represent your business. Funds raised will be used for the TFGA Scholarships.

Marriott Registration – Group Rate Link

2020 Convention Agenda

Goody Bag Donations

Thanks so much for promoting your company by donating to the popular convention Goody Bags. If you are interested in sending items for the 2020 goody bags, please mail 60 items to Phyllis Ferguson 13994 Versailles Rd., Rockvale, TN 37153. Items may also be dropped off in the Hospitality Suite by 3 p.m. on Thur., Jan. 30, 2020.

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2018 TFGA Convention

The 2018 Tennessee Feed and Grain Association (TFGA) annual meeting will be held January 17-18, 2018 at the Franklin Marriott Cool Springs, 700 Cool Springs Boulevard, Franklin, TN 37067.

Please visit the 2018 Convention Registration page to register. Registration is $275 for members and $110 for spouse or guest registration. Online registration is for credit card payment. If using a check, follow the registration as normal and select “Check” from the payment method drop down box.   Mail your check to Terri McElroy, 1705 Keeneland Court, Murfreesboro, TN  37127.   The registration cost includes dinner on Wednesday night and breakfast and lunch on Thursday.

Onsite registration will be $10 more per ticket.

Those who wish to donate to sponsor the annual convention can do so with the online registration in addition to renewing your annual membership.

You may also register and renew memberships for four other persons in your same organization along with one guest each.

Marriott: Book Your Group Rate for the TFGA Convention

2018 TFGA Convention Agenda

Welcome Gift Bag Donations

You may also promote your company by donating to the popular convention Welcome Gift Bags. If you are interested in sending items for the 2018 Welcome Gift bags, please mail 80 items to:

Phyllis Ferguson
13994 Versailles Road
Rockvale, TN 37153

Items may also be dropped off in the Hospitality Suite by 3 p.m. on Wednesday, January 17, 2018.

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AFIA: Forget Finger Pointing; Focus on Facts of GHG Emissions

In an effort to provide clarity on the clouded topic of greenhouse gas emissions, a recent report out of the University of California, Davis, focuses on animal agriculture’s contribution to GHG–believed to drive climate change–challenging naysayers with surprising and encouraging new evidence.

In an effort to provide clarity on the clouded topic of greenhouse gas emissions, a recent report out of the University of California, Davis, focuses on animal agriculture’s contribution to GHG–believed to drive climate change–challenging naysayers with surprising and encouraging new evidence.

The American Feed Industry Association strongly backs the “Livestock’s Contribution’s to Climate Change: Facts and Fiction” white paper, which states globally and in the U.S., energy production and use, as well as the transportation sector, are the largest anthropogenic contributors of GHG. The document, produced by UC-Davis’ Frank Mitloehner, Ph.D., details research from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency stating animal agriculture contributes only 4.2 percent GHG emissions, not the 18 percent to 51 percent often wrongfully cited.

“Comparing the 4.2 percent GHG contribution from livestock to the 27 percent from the transportation sector, or 31 percent from the energy sector in the U.S., brings all contributions to GHG into perspective,” wrote Mitloehner in the document.

“It is no wonder why there is so much confusion today surrounding the topic of greenhouse gases. With anti-agriculture groups shouting inaccurate data about ‘cows causing climate change’ and ‘ag being to blame,’ it is hard for anyone to focus on, or even to find, the facts,” said AFIA President and CEO Joel G. Newman.

However, the facts are clear, especially surrounding where the most effective opportunities are for decreasing GHG emissions in various sectors, adds Newman. The white paper denounces “Meatless Mondays,” stating the program is not as efficient as its advocates lead the public to believe.

If all Americans practiced Meatless Mondays, only a 0.6 percent reduction of GHG emissions would be seen in the U.S. If the U.S. population instead replaced their incandescent lightbulbs with Energy Star bulbs, double the reduction would be seen (1.2 percent).

“One certainly cannot neglect emissions from the livestock sector, but to compare them to the main emission sources would put us on a wrong path to solutions, namely to significantly reduce our anthropogenic carbon footprint to reduce climate change,” Mitloehner stated in the paper.

“It may come as a surprise, but the U.S. livestock sector–looked at on a global scale–has the lowest carbon footprint per unit of livestock produced (i.e. meat, milk, eggs). We want to educate others in the feed, livestock and poultry sectors worldwide on using research, new technologies and best practices to achieve this as well,” said Newman.

To accurately and fairly assess emissions, as well as identify an overall path toward providing abundant food for years to come, Mitloehner and AFIA are part of a multi-stakeholder partnership project hosted by the […]

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