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We’ve all read the studies that say in order to stay on top of our game, we must make time to reflect, relax and recharge. We must continue to read and learn new things and connect with those who inspire and challenge us. For me, I have made a point of taking time every year to do just that – by participating in the World Food Prize.
Having a Board as engaged as the Institute for Feed Education and Research trustees are is something that all of us should celebrate. Their time, expertise and commitment to helping IFEEDER address critical issues and conversations that build trust and protect choice are key to ensuring that America continues to find value in the farmers, ranchers and processors who put safe, nutritious food on our tables.
Earlier this year, the animal food industry released a really great research report chock-full of information about America’s pet food manufacturing industry. The Institute for Feed Education and Research and American Feed Industry Association have been sharing this information to interested stakeholders far and wide, telling the story of how the country’s 500+ pet food manufacturers not only provide balanced, safe meals for America’s dogs and cats, but also stimulate the overall agricultural economy through the purchase of ingredients, labor and services from related industries.
During my COVID-19 stay-at-home experience, I have had more time to read a variety of e-newsletters and participate in educational webinars. Much of the focus has been on the immediate and long-term effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the industry. However, one theme that is always in the background and occasionally steps to the forefront is: climate change.
When we listen to what our members and donors are saying, it is incredible how a small idea can grow into a much larger project. At the Institute for Feed Education and Research (IFEEDER), we have spent a lot of time helping our members and donors get to know the public charity’s new president Constance Cullman. As part of these introductions, we have also listened closely to what our supporters have had to say. We have heard amazing stories, met some incredible people and have come away from each meeting with a nugget or two of information about how we can continue to support the American Feed Industry Association’s member companies.
“It’s really exciting to be able to say that the pet food industry really goes all the way back to the farm and then all the way back into those rural communities, supporting those retailers that support the farmer.”
My black, shorthaired miniature dachshund, Stella, is a member of my family. Like any other family member, I want the very best for her – from exercise to great toys to treats and food. I was very excited when the Institute for Feed Education and Research (IFEEDER), along with the Pet Food Institute (PFI) and North American Renderers Association (NARA), embarked on a study to look at what ingredients are used in pet food and the pet food industry’s impact on the U.S. agricultural economy.
Happy Holidays from the American Feed Industry Association and the Institute for Feed Education and Research! Please note that AFIA's offices will be closed Dec. 23-Jan. 1.
‘Tis the season of giving.
Now that you’ve had a few days to recover from the splendors of food and family, it’s important to take a second and reflect on what you’re thankful for and how you can affect positive change not only within your community, but across the globe as well.
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