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Our Mission Statement

To sustain the future of food and feed production through education and research.

Welcome to, the online home of the Institute for Feed Education and Research. IFEEDER was created to address the enormous challenges our food and feed production industries will face in the next 40 years and beyond, as the world's population grows by almost 2.5 billion people. Over this period, our food production needs will double.

IFEEDER collectively represents the food and feed production industries, with the vision of helping to shape our future to feed the world. In order to accomplish this aggressive goal, our industry must be sustainable. IFEEDER is committed to supporting critical education and research activities to make our food and feed production industries sustainable well into the future.

The Challenge

Today the average U.S. farmer feeds 144 people. In 1940 that number was only 19 people. We've made great progress but we have a long way to go. Today 1 acre feeds 1.6 people. By 2050 1 acre must feed 4 people. To feed the world in 2050, investment in agriculture must reach $83 billion per year. This equals a 50% increase in investment from current levels. The U.S. feed industry is a critical part of this chain.

Only through targeted food and feed industry research done today, followed by education for all our stakeholders, will our future generations be able to support the increased world food demand.



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