AFIA Welcomes Cory Harris


Cory Harris

The American Feed Industry Association is pleased to announce the addition of Cory Harris as its manager of government affairs, effective Sept. 16.


Harris is responsible for managing the association’s government affairs activities to ensure a high level of legislative representation and member advocacy.


He will also work closely with AFIA committees to keep them informed on legislative issues and AFIA’s board of directors to plan advocacy and the annual fly-in.


“Cory brings several years of effective advocacy to the table as well as a passion to represent our industry,” said Leah Wilkinson, AFIA’s vice president of public policy and education. “We are very excited to see where he takes AFIA’s advocacy efforts and for him to join our legislative and regulatory team.”


Harris joined AFIA in September 2019 from the Indiana Soybean Alliance and Indiana Corn Growers Association where he led the day-to-day policy functions of grassroots membership organizations. Prior to that, he maintained relationships with congressional offices to conduct advocacy and membership for Growth Energy.


Hailing from Portland, Ind., Harris holds bachelor’s degrees in applied agricultural economics and political science from Purdue University. He can be reached at or (703) 650-0147.

Founded in 1909, the American Feed Industry Association (AFIA), based in Arlington, Va., is the world’s largest organization devoted exclusively to representing the business, legislative and regulatory interests of the U.S. animal food industry and its suppliers. The organization’s membership is comprised of more than 680 domestic and international companies that represent the total feed industry—manufacturers of commercial and integrated feed and pet food, ingredient suppliers, pharmaceutical companies, industry support and equipment manufacturers. AFIA members manufacture more than 75 percent of the feed and 70 percent of the non-grain ingredients used in the country. AFIA is also recognized as the leader on international industry developments, and holds membership in the International Feed Industry Federation (IFIF).

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