LETTER FROM THE CHAIRMAN

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. Its existence is vital to the well-being of farmers and animals who are upstream in the chain as well as the people and pets who consume food products downstream in the chain.

IFEEDER is the American Feed Industry Association’s (AFIA) foundation. It provides animal feed and pet food industry stakeholders an effective vehicle for education and research efforts that promote and secure a strong future. Donating to IFEEDER allows the industry to:

  1. Fund critical animal feed and pet food research; and
  2. Develop appropriate messages detailing the industry’s very positive contributions to the availably of safe, wholesome and affordable food and preservation of our natural resources.

One of the projects IFEEDER supported that I’m most proud of is the work conducted by Dr. Frank Mitloehner, University of California, Davis, on the impact of livestock and poultry on greenhouse gases. Did you know that U.S. livestock and poultry production only accounts for 4.2 percent of the total greenhouse gases?

Collectively, the animal feed and pet food industries can make a difference! I would encourage you or your organization to get involved with IFEEDER.

Sincerely,

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

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.

Paul

Paul Phillips

Maxi-Lift Inc./Southwest Agri-Plastics, Inc.
Board of Trustees Chair

Paul
Cathy

Cathy Bandyk, Ph.D.

Westway Feed Products LLC

Cathy
Tim

Tim Belstra

Belstra Milling Company

Tim
Jeff

Jeff Cannon

Diamond V

Jeff
Marc

Marc de Beer, Ph.D.

Elanco Animal Health

Marc
Ed

Ed Galo

Novus International, Inc.

Ed
C. Ross

C. Ross Hamilton, Ph.D.

Darling Ingredients, Inc.

C. Ross
Mark

Mark Lueking

Cargill Animal Nutrition

Mark
Wayne

A. Wayne Rod

The F.L. Emmert Company
Chief Executive Officer

Wayne
Chad

Chad Risley, Ph.D.

Berg & Schmidt America LLC
Chair of Research Committee

Chad
Dean

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.

Joel Newman

Joel Newman

President

Joel Newman
Richard Sellers

Richard Sellers

Secretary

Richard Sellers
Andy Timmins

Andy Timmins

Treasurer

Andy Timmins
Jenny McFarland

Jenny McFarland

Administrator

Jenny McFarland

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

Chad Risley, Ph.D.

Berg & Schmidt America LLC
Chair of Research Committee

Chad
Cathy

Cathy Bandyk, Ph.D.

Westway Feed Products LLC

Cathy
Marc

Marc de Beer, Ph.D.

Elanco Animal Health

Marc
C. Ross

C. Ross Hamilton, Ph.D.

Darling Ingredients, Inc.

C. Ross
Jolene Hoke

Jolene Hoke

ADM Animal Nutrition, Inc.

Jolene Hoke
Joan Kasprzycki

Joan Kasprzycki-Strauss

Omega Protein, Inc.

Joan Kasprzycki
James La Marta

James La Marta, Ph.D.

DSM Nutritional Products

James La Marta
Mike Lennox

Mike Lennox

Kentucky Equine Research, Inc.

Mike Lennox
Jon Nelson

Jon Nelson

Southeastern Minerals, Inc.

Jon Nelson
Richard Sellers

Richard Sellers

American Feed Industry Association
Staff Liaison

Richard Sellers

Tom Earleywine, Ph.D.

Land O’Lakes Animal Milk Products Company

Tom Earleywine

Janet Remus, Ph.D.

DuPont

Janet Remus

ADVISORY COUNCIL

To gather broader input on IFEEDER’s research project priorities, the foundation is expanding its team of experts soon. In the coming months IFEEDER will have an Advisory Committee composed of AFIA members and leading researchers in the animal food industry. For more information on becoming involved contact IFEEDER at ifeeder@ifeeder.org.

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

Cathy Bandyk, Ph.D.

Westway Feed Products LLC
Chair of Marketing and Education Committee

Cathy Bandyk
Eric Arnold

Eric Arnold

Bill Barr & Company, Inc.

Eric Arnold
Scott Oler

Scott Oler

Adisseo USA, Inc.

Scott Oler
Dean Warras

Dean Warras

Phibro Animal Health Corporation

Dean Warras
Sarah Novak

Sarah Novak

American Feed Industry Association
Staff Liaison

Sarah Novak
Kevin Halpin

Kevin Halpin

International Ingredient Corporation

Kevin Halpin