Arlington, VA (Dec. 19, 2023_ -– The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) is pleased to announce the addition of Taylor Lekin as its marketing and program development coordinator, effective Dec. 11.
In this newly created position, Lekin will play a pivotal role in marketing AFIA’s educational and networking events as well as the overall value of AFIA membership.
In addition, Lekin will work closely with the executive director of the Institute for Feed Education and Research (IFEEDER), AFIA’s 501(c)(3) public charity, on an ambitious branding campaign to communicate the need for industry leaders and stakeholders to invest in the future of the animal food industry.
Lekin is a recent Iowa State University graduate with a degree in agriculture and rural policy studies.
She grew up raising cattle with her brother, and her family owns and operates Tama Livestock Auction.
She has experience working as a writer for ISU’s Foundation and at the Coalition to Support Iowa’s Farmers, as well as has been active in her sorority and participated in the CALS Dean’s Leadership Study Abroad program.