The Institute for Feed Education and Research (IFEEDER) held its annual Board of Trustees meeting Tuesday to discuss broadening awareness of the value of its research and education initiatives on behalf of the animal food industry, as well as install new Board leadership and trustees.
“As IFEEDER advances sustainability efforts to directly benefit the animal feed and pet food industry, it also serves the important purpose of being a trusted resource among stakeholders up and down the food supply chain who are making decisions that will impact the future of food production,” said Lara Moody, IFEEDER’s executive director. “Increasing our presence and engagement with those throughout the food value chain will ensure we have a good pulse on what customers want, which informs our future research and education initiatives.”
As part of the business meeting, the trustees recognized Scott Druker, Ph.D., of Arm & Hammer Animal Food and Production, for his leadership as Board chair for the 2021-22 IFEEDER fiscal year, which ended April 30, and installed Mike Schuster, of Laidig Systems, Inc., as the new chair for the 2022-23 fiscal year. John Metzger, of Elanco Animal Health, will serve a second term as vice chair for the 2022-23 fiscal year.
With the installation of four new trustees (noted with asterisks*), the IFEEDER Board of Trustees now includes: Gisele Santos-Bin* of BASF Corporation; Partha Bora of Wilbur-Ellis; Leah Dorman, D.V.M., of Phibro Animal Health Corporation; Kevin Halpin, Ph.D., of International Ingredient Corporation; Steve Lerner, Ph.D., of Chr. Hansen Animal Health and Nutrition; Scott Lovin* of Agstate; Joe Lucas of CJ Bio America, Inc.; Ashley McDonald of the National Pork Board; John Metzger of Elanco Animal Health; Paul Philips* of Maxi-Lift Inc./Southwest Agri-Plastics, Inc.; and Mike Schuster* of Laidig Systems, Inc.
IFEEDER would like to recognize and thank the following outgoing trustees for their service: Tim Belstra of Belstra Milling Company; Druker; and Mark Lueking of Cargill Animal Nutrition.