IFEEDER names new executive director

Lara Moody will lead activities such as program development, strategic partnerships and collaborative resourcing.

IFEEDER names new executive director
May 5, 2021

The Institute for Feed Education and Research (IFEEDER) appointed Lara Moody as its new executive director. Moody will provide visionary leadership to IFEEDER’s activities including program development, strategic partnerships and collaborative resourcing. Working closely with IFEEDER’s Board of Trustees and committee members, she will develop and support resources and related efforts to advance the public charity’s research and education mission. Collaborating with the American Feed Industry Association to pursue and communicate the institute’s work, she will create opportunities to engage donors and further the dialogue on important issues impacting the feed industry.

“As the animal food industry evolves, innovates and works to address emerging global challenges, we need visionary leadership to ask the tough questions, provide reliable data and research and engage with stakeholders and the food chain to advance solutions and understand the issues that impact our business,” said IFEEDER's president and AFIA’s president and CEO, Constance Cullman. “Lara’s demonstrated thought leadership, experience building initiatives and programs, background in sustainability and success in managing industry and academic research programs, will position IFEEDER to successfully fulfill its research and education focus for the future.”

Moody joined IFEEDER from The Fertilizer Institute, where she served as the vice president of stewardship and sustainability. In this position, she led the development and implementation of The Fertilizer Institute’s programs to increase the use and adoption of fertilizer best management practices and oversaw sustainability initiatives related to fertilizer production and its use in the field. Moody also worked in research and extension programs at Iowa State University and the University of Tennessee.