LETTER FROM THE CHAIRMAN

This year, the Institute for Feed Education and Research (IFEEDER) is celebrating its 10th anniversary. At the time of its formation, Alan Gunderson of Vita Plus Corporation, who served as chair of the American Feed Industry Association’s Board Foundation Task Force, said:

“In the years to come, IFEEDER will be an integral partner in providing the total feed industry with critical educational programs and research funds for a sustainable future.”

It was the task force’s vision and the members’ commitment to its industry charity that have allowed IFEEDER the opportunity to accomplish many projects over the past decade that protect the industry’s license to operate, fill research voids and further our outreach to consumers.

Although the issues may have changed and evolved over the years, many of the same themes have remained. Now, more than ever, we know that having reliable data is essential for the industry to advocate for science-based policies at the national and global levels. We also understand that the threats facing our industry are very real. It is essential that we continue to bond together with others throughout the food value chain to ensure we continue providing the safest food supply in the world while continuing to improve animal and public health, utilize new technology that lessens our environmental footprint and increase transparency with our consumers.

Looking forward, our industry is diligently working to guard our borders and imported feed products from foreign animal diseases, such as African swine fever, which could devastate U.S. agriculture and the economy. We are also working to address misinformation head-on, so that others are no longer telling our story – we are standing at home plate ready to bat.

Just as the task force believed that over time IFEEDER would serve as an integral convener of knowledge and expertise, I believe that we have only laid the foundation for what we can achieve. Let’s dream big and work together to build on our commitment so that the next generation of animal food industry leaders will be proud to call our industry their own.

Sincerely,

Bruce Crutcher
2019-20 IFEEDER Board Chair
Micronutrients USA, LLC

BOARD OF TRUSTEES

IFEEDER’s Board of Trustees is fully committed to ensure that the foundation supports critical education and research activities that assure consumers a safe, healthy and sustainable food supply. Each Trustee believes in IFEEDER and encourages you to consider supporting the foundation.

Bruce Crutcher

Micronutrients
Board of Trustees Chair 2019-20

Bruce

Lee Hall

Hallway Feeds
Past Chair 2018-2019

Lee

Cathy Bandyk, Ph.D.

AB Vista, Inc.

Chair of Marketing and Education Committee

Cathy

Tim Belstra

Belstra Milling Company

Tim

Mike Goble

Diamond V

Mike

Ed Galo

Novus International, Inc.

Ed

C. Ross Hamilton, Ph.D.

Darling Ingredients, Inc.

C. Ross

Mark Lueking

Cargill Animal Nutrition

Mark

John Metzger

Elanco Animal Health

John

A. Wayne Rod

The F.L. Emmert Company

Wayne

Chad Risley, Ph.D.

Berg & Schmidt America LLC
Chair of Research Committee

Chad

Dean Warras

Phibro Animal Health Corporation
Board of Trustees Vice-Chair

Dean

STAFF

To learn more about IFEEDER, contact any of the staff below at (703) 524-0810.

Constance Cullman

Robert Cooper

Executive Director

Robert Cooper

Sarah Novak

Secretary

Sarah Novak

Andy Timmins

Treasurer

Andy Timmins

Bridget Rinker

Development Assistant

Bridget Rinker

RESEARCH COMMITTEE

IFEEDER’s Research Committee is important to the foundation’s success. These talented individuals provide a diligent and systematic review of the various proposals submitted to IFEEDER and select the projects that are funded. The Research Committee also gains the additional insight and input from the broader Research Advisory Committee in identifying critical research gaps in the IFEEDER research priorities.

Chad Risley, Ph.D.

Berg & Schmidt America LLC
Chair of Research Committee

Chad

Cathy Bandyk, Ph.D.

Westway Feed Products LLC

Cathy

Marc de Beer, Ph.D.

Elanco Animal Health

Marc

C. Ross Hamilton, Ph.D.

Darling Ingredients, Inc.

C. Ross

Jolene Hoke

ADM Animal Nutrition, Inc.

Jolene Hoke

Joan Kasprzycki-Strauss

Omega Protein, Inc.

Joan Kasprzycki

James La Marta, Ph.D.

DSM Nutritional Products

James La Marta

Mike Lennox

Kentucky Equine Research, Inc.

Mike Lennox

Jon Nelson

Southeastern Minerals, Inc.

Jon Nelson

Paul Davis

American Feed Industry Association
Staff Liaison

Paul Davis

Tom Earleywine, Ph.D.

Land O’Lakes Animal Milk Products Company

Tom Earleywine

Janet Remus, Ph.D.

DuPont

Janet Remus

MARKETING AND EDUCATION COMMITTEE

IFEEDER’s Marketing and Education Committee is vital to the foundation’s success. As it becomes more and more important to share our message with people not involved in agriculture, these passionate individuals help provide counsel and direction to the foundation.

Cathy Bandyk, Ph.D.

Westway Feed Products LLC
Chair of Marketing and Education Committee

Cathy Bandyk

Eric Arnold

Bill Barr & Company, Inc.

Eric Arnold

Scott Oler

Adisseo USA, Inc.

Scott Oler

Dean Warras

Phibro Animal Health Corporation

Dean Warras

Sarah Novak

American Feed Industry Association
Staff Liaison

Sarah Novak

Kevin Halpin

International Ingredient Corporation

Kevin Halpin