The Institute for Feed Education and Research looks to new director
By Aerin Einstein-Curtis
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The American Feed Industry Association’s public charity the Institute for Feed Education and Research (IFEEDER) has named a new executive director.
Robert Cooper started in the role with IFEEDER in June. His position includes working to design and implement an overarching strategic direction for the research- and education-focused organization and helping to complete education and research projects.
He also is set to organize fundraising and donor stewardship efforts, along with working with IFFEDER’s board of trustees and other committees.
Cooper comes to IFEEDER from the University of Georgia’s College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. While there, he was an assistant to the dean for external relations, which involved fundraising, coordinating alumni relations and events, and helping with legislative and advocacy projects.
He also previously worked with the National FFA Foundation and the Maryland 4-H Foundation.
Cooper earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Delaware.