Our Mission

Our mission is to advance understanding and trust in a sustainable animal feed and pet food supply chain through timely research and education. Founded in 2009 by the American Feed Industry Association (AFIA), the Institute for Feed Education & Research (IFEEDER) is a 501 (c)(3) public charity.  

IFEEDER uses research outcomes to inform and support a sustainable animal feed and pet food industry. Through solution-driven engagement, credible science and subject matter expertise, IFEEDER serves as a respected and utilized resource for allied industry organizations and other stakeholders. We seek to advance sustainable solutions, inform consumer choice and earn public trust through transparency and collaboration that engages diverse perspectives.  

IFEEDER is managed by Executive Director Lara Moody with oversight by a Board of Trustees. The Research and the Education and Engagement Committees provide additional guidance and insight as well as advance and support projects and initiatives. One hundred percent of donations are used to support IFEEDER projects and initiatives. 

Download the IFEEDER Strategic Plan: 2021