Feed Manufacturing and Technology Committee


This committee addresses operations issues and technological developments important to the manufacturing operations of commercial feed mills, feed ingredient firms, and livestock and poultry integrators.  Among other things, it evaluates the latest developments in product safety, quality, production and manufacturing technology; interacts with universities; and provides education and communication on feed operations issues.  It provides input on updates to the NGFA’s first-of-its-kind Model Feed Quality Assurance Program; develops the NGFA’s approach to new quality systems (such as hazard analysis and critical control point, ISO 9000 and global quality assurance systems); and promotes methods to improve plant operation efficiencies and control costs.

* Note, individuals marked with an asterisk are part of NGFA’s Committee Apprentice Program

First Name Last Name Title Company City State
Trey Arkoosh Assistant Quality Manager Wilbur-Ellis Company Vancouver WA
Gary DeLong Vice President Degart Global LLC Urbandale IA
Pat Frasco Assistant Quality Manager Wilbur-Ellis Company Vancouver WA
Todd Gearheart VP Northwest Business Group J.D. Heiskell & Co. Wendell ID
Erin Limes Senior Account Representative The Andersons Inc. Maumee OH
Scott Lovin Vice President, Feed Ag Partners LLC Albert City IA
Leland McKinney Quality Management Systems Leader DFS Inc. Johnston IA
Edward Milbank President Milbank Mills Inc. Chillicothe MO
Katlyn* Neiderecker Nutritionist Buchheit Grain Inc. Perryville MO
John Plummer Director of Strategic Operations Land O’Lakes/Purina Animal Nutrition LLC St. Paul MN
Dan Puffer Director of Operations DakotaLand Feeds LLC Huron SD
Ryan Roberts Quality Assurance Director Lortscher Animal Nutrition Inc. Bern KS
Peter Schott Partner Myriad Mobile Inc. Fargo ND
Paul Stevenson Sr. Risk Management Consultant Nationwide Agribusiness Weatherby Lake MO
Matt Surdick Safety Project Specialist CHS – Country Operatins nver Grove Heights MN
Pat Tovey – ex officio Director, Technical and Regulatory Compliance Pet Food Institute Washington DC

Last updated: October 1, 2015


Committee Chairman: Matt Frederking, Vice President Regulatory Affairs, Ralco Nutrition, Marshall MN
NGFA Staff Liaisons: Dave Fairfield and Max Fisher