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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
  • 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.


Unique challenges exist today that will likely grow in the future when it comes to food production. Economics, affordability (or food insecurity), safety, regulations, activism, environment and population growth are all factors that could threaten long-term viability. The animal food industry represents a critical link in the food chain. IFEEDER provides animal feed and pet food industry stakeholders an effective vehicle for education and research efforts that promote and secure a strong future. More…

Paul Phillips
Maxi-Lift Inc./Southwest Agri-Plastics, Inc.
2017-18 Chairman of the Board of Trustees


“IFEEDER is a key part of the future sustainability of the animal agriculture industry. We believe our investment in IFEEDER has been, and will be, very valuable, as IFEEDER does the needed research to provide the answers to the most challenging questions facing our industry today and tomorrow. We have already seen the impact directly on our business today as we plan for Food Safety Modernization Act compliance, relying on the important hazard analysis work funded by our IFEEDER investment dollars.”

Alan B. GundersonVita Plus Corporation

“We are proud to support IFEEDER and have a foundation that continues to support the research and educational needs of the entire animal food industry. As consumers have more and more questions about where their food comes from, IFEEDER can help by providing answers to those questions on how we feed our livestock, poultry and pets.”

Michael Van KoeveringElanco Animal Health

“IFEEDER is a valuable resource for Mosaic, and an excellent advocate for the global feed production industry. We applaud IFEEDER’s steadfast commitment to educating a wide range of constituents about the industry and its efforts to sustainably meet the world’s ever-increasing demand for feed.”

Gord McKenzieThe Mosaic Company

“We at F.L. Emmert Company, highly value the research and education that IFEEDER is doing and committed to doing on behalf of AFIA and the entire feed and pet food industry. IFEEDER helps make us stronger as an industry by leveraging critical funding for research and education on important issues that impact everyone in the feed and food chain. An investment in IFEEDER helps ensure the future of the feed industry by telling our story accurately–fact based–in a positive, concise and effective manner to key policymakers and consumer influencers versus letting others tell our story, often inaccurately, for us.”

Mike ManningF.L. Emmert Company

“From the inception of IFEEDER almost eight years ago, I have always been a believer. IFEEDER has a very clear vision and mission now. It also has the unique ability to execute on the critical research and education needs that the industry requires, and that individual companies simply cannot execute on by themselves. Furthermore, with AFIA’s primary focus being legislative and regulatory concerns, IFEEDER, as AFIA’s industry foundation, is in a perfect position to oversee the research and education efforts for industry stakeholders. The industry desperately needs this work to be done. I’m proud of this industry and feel blessed on how I’ve been rewarded by it. Giving back with a pledge is a huge no-brainer for me and for all member companies and individuals who feel similarly.”

Dean WarrasPhibro Animal Health Corporation


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