LETTER FROM THE CHAIRMAN

I’ve often heard the saying, “If you’re not at the table, you might be on the menu.” Although some may scoff, I think there’s a lot of truth in that.

Over the past year, the American Feed Industry Association staff has discussed issues of concern to the animal food manufacturing industry with policymakers and regulators. From international trade to burdensome regulations that prevent new ingredients from reaching the marketplace to the public dialogue on agricultural sustainability, they’ve had an enormous task in ensuring those making decisions understand the pressures in which our businesses operate.

But, the AFIA staff cannot tell our story alone. They need reliable research that supports the industry’s positions, giving them a better vantage point to discuss how federal policies can hinder or promote opportunities for the industry in our markets at home and abroad.

In the last few years, I am pleased that the Institute for Feed Education and Research has supported their efforts by funding research projects on

  • the lengthy and costly federal ingredient review and approval process;
  • the industry’s contribution to the local, state and national economies;
  • the amount of feed U.S. manufacturers produce;
  • consumers’ preferences and willingness-to-pay for cage-free egg and slow-growth broiler products; and
  • the impacts of no antibiotics ever campaigns on animal health and welfare.

Without a strong industry foundation, we would not be able to conduct the necessary research that helps them develop and deliver key messages to the policymakers and consumer influencers who have the ability to shape our industry’s future. We simply cannot let that happen.

IFEEDER gives us a chance to have a seat at the table. I thank you for your continued support of and participation in this vital charitable organization.

Sincerely,
Lee Hall
2018-19 IFEEDER Board Chair
Hallway Feeds

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.

Lee Hall

Lee Hall

Hallway Feeds
Board of Trustees Chair 2018-19

Lee Hall
Paul

Paul Phillips

Maxi-Lift Inc./Southwest Agri-Plastics, Inc.
Past Chair 2017-18

Paul
Cathy

Cathy Bandyk, Ph.D.

Westway Feed Products LLC

Chair of Marketing and Education Committee

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

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
Robert Cooper

Robert Cooper

Executive Director

Robert Cooper
Sarah Novak

Sarah Novak

Secretary

Sarah Novak
Andy Timmins

Andy Timmins

Treasurer

Andy Timmins
Bridget Rinker

Bridget Rinker

Development Assistant

Bridget Rinker

CUMULATIVE DONOR LIST

CORPORATIONS

Platinum

  • The F.L. Emmert Co
  • The Mosaic Company

Gold

  • American Feed Industry Association
  • Ajinomoto Heartland, Inc.
  • Elanco Animal Health
  • Feed Product Service Company
  • Novus International, Inc.
  • National Grain and Feed Association
  • Potashcorp
  • Tennessee Farmers Cooperative
  • Vita Plus Corporation

Silver

  • Adisseo USA Inc.
  • Alltech, Inc.
  • Balchem
  • BASF Corporation
  • Bill Barr & Company
  • Church & Dwight
  • Darling International, Inc.
  • Diamond V. Mills
  • DSM Nutritional Products
  • Feed Products North, Inc.
  • FMC Corporation
  • JBS United Inc.
  • Magnus International Group
  • Manna Pro Products
  • Micronutrients
  • Milk Specialties Global
  • Origination O2D
  • Prince Agri Products & Phibro Animal Health
  • Trouw Nutrition
  • Westway Feed Products, LLC
  • Zinpro Corporation

Friend

  • American Veterinary Medial Association
  • Animix, LLC
  • Anipro Xtraformance Feeds
  • Alfagreen Supreme
  • APP Global
  • Belstra Milling Company
  • Dennis Hart Farms
  • Danisco
  • DPI Global
  • FMF Specialty Agri Products, Inc. (Kenny Berg Research Fund)
  • Global Bio-Chem Technology Americas, Inc.
  • Grade A Strategies
  • Grain & Feed Association of Illinois
  • Grain Journal
  • Hallway Feeds
  • Hi-Pro Feeds, LP
  • Huvepharma, Inc.
  • ILC Resources
  • International Ingredient Corp
  • Kent Nutrition Group
  • Lesaffre Feed Additives
  • Lucta USA
  • Performix Nutrition Systems
  • Premier Magnesia, LLC
  • Qualitech, Inc.
  • Quality Liquid Feeds
  • RePete Corporation
  • Ridley, Inc.
  • Specialty Ingredients Co
  • T.C. Products Co, Inc.
  • Tennessee Feed and Grain Association
  • Walinga USA
  • Wells Fargo (EMC scholarship fund)
  • XF Enterprises (Kenny Berg Research Fund)
  • WL Port-Land Systems, Inc.

INDIVIDUALS

Diamond

  • Robert W. Baltzell

Platinum

  • Alan & Debra Gunderson
  • Jeffrey J. Cannon
  • Mark Knief

Gold

  • Allan Schultz
  • Bill Barr
  • Brian & Pat Rittgers
  • Dean Warras
  • Eddie & Pam Wells
  • Joel & Suellen Newman
  • Ken & Glenda Thomas
  • Pat & Cindy Whidden
  • Richard Sellers & Marifran Bustion
  • Richard N. McLellan
  • Robert & Angela Tramburg
  • Rurik B. Halaby
  • William Braman

Silver

  • A. Bruce Johnson
  • Bruce & Alicia Crutcher
  • Chad & Lauren Risley
  • Don Orr
  • Gary & Cheryl Cooper
  • Greg Duerksen
  • Ivan Pedigo
  • Jeff Cohen
  • John C. Fallin
  • John Swisher
  • Kenneth Vaupel
  • Scott Forster

Friend

  • Andrew Nytes
  • Andrew Timmins
  • Bill Mead
  • Bob Brill
  • Cathy Bandyk
  • David Allen
  • Guy Harari
  • Jeffery Adkisson
  • Keith & Mary Kay Epperson
  • Keith Klanderman
  • Kevin Perryman
  • Michael DuBois
  • Paul & Alice Phillips
  • Paul Keppy
  • Rob & Darlene Sheffer
  • Scott & Elizabeth Barber
  • Scott Oler
  • Steve Kopperud
  • Steven VanRoekel
  • Thomas & Linda Schmitt
  • Vita Plus Employee Ownership
  • Walter Ney

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