Executive director, Institute for Feed Education and Research
Lara Moody is the Institute for Feed Education and Research’s executive director. Focused on sustainability, she provides leadership to the public charity’s activities including program development, strategic partnerships and collaborative resourcing. Collaborating with the American Feed Industry Association to pursue and communicate the institute’s work, she creates opportunities to engage donors and establish new relationships to further the dialogue on important issues impacting the feed industry. Prior to joining IFEEDER in April 2021, Moody served as the vice president of stewardship and sustainability at The Fertilizer Institute. She also worked in research and extension programs at Iowa State University and the University of Tennessee. Moody holds a bachelor’s degree in agricultural engineering and master’s degree in biosystems engineering from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville.