IFEEDER Celebrates 10 Years of Research, Education Projects

April 17, 2019

Contact Victoria Broehm, Director of Communications

The Institute for Feed Education and Research (IFEEDER) is proud to celebrate a decade of service to the animal food industry, conducting many high-priority research and education projects that protect the animal food industry’s license to operate and provide scientific-based information to decisionmakers and consumers so they can make informed policy and purchasing decisions.

“When the American Feed Industry Association incorporated IFEEDER in 2009, the Board saw the need for a charitable organization to be on the frontlines, helping the animal food industry navigate current challenges and develop opportunities to discuss the global feed industry’s sustainability initiatives,” said Lee Hall, IFEEDER’s Board of Trustees chair and vice president of Hallway Feeds. “It’s clear that over its 10 years, IFEEDER has filled voids in scientific research to help the animal food industry comply with changing federal regulations, guard against animal disease outbreaks, surpass sustainability targets and reach out to consumers who have questions about where their food comes from. IFEEDER has laid a great foundation over the past decade and I look forward to what’s to come.”

Over the past decade, IFEEDER has:

  • invested $1.4 million in 33 research and education projects;
  • raised over $3.8 million in support of industry initiatives;
  • used 100% of contributions and $0 administrative fees to fund projects;
  • leveraged $5 for every $1 donated;
  • included leveraged funds in over 80% of its projects; and
  • awarded scholarships to students pursuing careers in the animal food industry.

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