IFEEDER Releases 2017-18 Annual Report

December 10, 2018

Contact Victoria Broehm

IFEEDER Annual Report 2017-18

The Institute for Feed Education and Research (IFEEDER) released its 2017-18 annual report today, providing financial and project highlights for the 501(c)(3) public charity over the past year.

“Reflecting on this past year, IFEEDER has continued to take on exciting new projects that are aligned with both the needs of the industry and the mission of the Institute,” said Paul Phillips, 2017-18 chair of the IFEEDER Board of Trustees. “We have also focused a significant amount of time and energy into enhancing our consumer communications, which ultimately focus on preserving consumer choice and protecting the animal food industry’s image and license to operate.” 

The annual report provides details on several IFEEDER projects initiated over the past fiscal year, including:

  • A first-of-a-kind study that details the animal food manufacturing industry’s economic contribution to local, state and national economies;
  • A report that benchmarked the amount of animal feed consumed by livestock, poultry and aquaculture in the United States;
  • Two consumer-driven studies on animals raised without antibiotics and under certain poultry production practices; and
  • Progress on the industry’s global sustainability efforts.

In addition to the project updates, the annual report details IFEEDER’s support of two scholarship funds – the Kenny Berg Research and Education Fund and the American Feed Industry Association's Equipment Manufacturers Committee’s Scholarship Fund – and its priorities for the 2018-19 fiscal year.


Founded in 2009 by the American Feed Industry Association (AFIA), the Institute for Feed Education & Research is a 501 (c)(3) charitable foundation. IFEEDER supports critical education and research initiatives that assure consumers a safe, healthy and sustainable food supply. IFEEDER serves as champion for the animal food industry, which is a critical link in the ever-evolving food supply chain. IFEEDER has two primary focuses, fund critical animal feed and pet food research to support AFIA's legislative and regulatory positions; and develop appropriate messaging to policymakers, consumer influencers and stakeholders detailing the industry's very positive contributions to the availability of safe, wholesome and affordable food, and preservation of our natural resources.