Our Mission Statement
To sustain the future of food and feed production through
education and research.
Welcome to IFEEDER.org, 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.
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
Only through education and scientific based research done today will our future generations be able to support the increased world food demand.