The American Feed Industry Association has established the Institute for Feed Education and Research (IFEEDER), a tax-exempt 501(3)c foundation with a primary mission to sustain the future of food and feed production through research and education. IFEEDER is soliciting funds for researching aspects of sustainability and enhancing productivity.

 IFEEDER is governed by a board of trustees and administered in part by the AFIA. The AFIA will not directly support IFEEDER but will provide staff time and resources, especially in the formative stages of the organization.

A letter to the industry from Allen Gunderson, chair of the board of trustees, emphasizes the critical need for leadership and funding to establish IFEEDER and to initiate projects.