Filling knowledge gaps for the animal feed and pet food industry.

Research Committee

The Institute for Feed Education and Research’s Research Committee is an important part of the institute’s success. This group of committed donors is helping the institute pursue research projects in its strategic plan and deliver results that answer industry questions, fill knowledge gaps and inform business leaders across the animal feed and pet food industry. The committee also supports boosting awareness of IFEEDER as a trusted and reliable resource among allied industry organizations and other stakeholders. The strategic plan that serves as the basis of IFEEDER's efforts is developed in concert with IFEEDER’s Board of Trustees and committees.


Steve Lerner, Ph.D.Steve Lerner, Ph.D.
Chr. Hansen Animal Health and Nutrition
Research Committee Chair


Eric Altom, Ph.D.Eric Altom, Ph.D.
Balchem Animal Nutrition & Health


Elliot Block, Ph.D.Elliot Block, Ph.D.
Arm & Hammer Animal and Food Production, Church & Dwight Company


David ButlerDavid Butler
Alltech, Inc.


Alex Corzo, Ph.D.Alex Corzo, Ph.D.
Aviagen, Inc.


Paul Davis, Ph.D.Paul Davis, Ph.D.
American Feed Industry Association
Staff liaison


Thomas Earleywine, Ph.D.Thomas Earleywine, Ph.D.
Land O’Lakes, Inc. /Milk Replacer Enterprise


Michael LennoxMichael Lennox
Kentucky Equine Research, Inc.


Jennifer LuchteJennifer Luchte
GreenField Solutions


Janet Remus, Ph.D.Janet Remus, Ph.D.
Danisco Animal Nutrition and Health


Scott RinggerScott Ringger
United Animal Health, Inc.


Chad Risley, Ph.D.Chad Risley, Ph.D.
Berg+Schmidt America, LLC


Robert Shirley, Ph.D.Robert Shirley, Ph.D.
Adisseo USA Inc.


Scott Snyder, Ph.D.Scott Snyder, Ph.D.
Ziegler Bros, Inc.


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