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Q: What is IFEEDER?
A: The Institute for Feed Education & Research is a 501(c)(3) charitable foundation.

Q: Who established IFEEDER & why?
A: The American Feed Industry Association created IFEEDER in response to the critical need to raise funds to support the increasing need for answers to the difficult challenges we face in feeding the world in the next 50 years. AFIA also recognized that education was a key part of this effort, hence IFEEDER was born. Establishing a 501(c)(3) foundation also allows the benefits of tax deductibility to a wide range of like minded partners in this effort.

Q: What is IFEEDER’s mission?
A: To sustain the future of food and feed production through education and research.

Q: How will IFEEDER accomplish that mission?
A: IFEEDER’s Board of Trustees is made up of representatives of all parts of the feed or food industries. IFEEDER has education and research committees that establish the goals and objectives used to select the projects of maximum value to the feed industry and animal agriculture as a whole. By raising the needed funds and applying them to the highest value projects, IFEEDER will lead the way in educating the industry, future employees, producers and consumers about the most sustainable practices to reach the goal of feeding over 9 billion people worldwide in 2050.

Q: Why should I donate to IFEEDER?
A: If you have benefited from the work others have done to help you be successful in the feed business, IFEEDER deserves your support. If you believe that the answer to our toughest problems lie in applying technology to sustain our future, then you should support IFEEDER. If you want to insure that the future of agriculture should be shaped by sound science and higher education, then your donation to IFEEDER is an investment in that future.

Q: How can I be a part of IFEEDER?
A: Donate today! See the enclosed pledge card for donation levels and information.

Q: Why did AFIA establish IFEEDER?
A: With increasing demands for AFIA resources dedicated to legislative and regulatory issues, the ability to attract other industry stakeholders to participate and the tax deductibility for individuals of the 501(c)(3) foundation, it was evident that a vehicle of this type was long overdue, so AFIA established the Institute for Feed Education and Research (IFEEDER).

Q: Who provides funding for IFEEDER?
A: IFEEDER is soliciting initial financial support from the global food and animal feed agriculture industries.

Q: Do AFIA dues support IFEEDER?
A: No. AFIA dues DO NOT directly support IFEEDER.

Q: Who decides which projects IFEEDER supports?
A: IFEEDER’s Board of Trustees has the final approval of all projects funded by IFEEDER. Within the governance structure of IFEEDER a Research Committee consisting of PhD technical specialists defines the criteria for funding, reviews and recommends projects to be funded that are deemed important to support the IFEEDER mission. There is a similar committee for Education which reviews and recommends projects, scholarship opportunities and public education programs to advance the visibility and viability of our industry.

 

 

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