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The Institute for Feed Education and Research (IFEEDER), in partnership with the Milling4Life (M4L) charity, has launched a fundraising drive in support of a scholarship that provides financial assistance to students pursuing careers in the food and feed manufacturing sectors. The charities announced today that they aim to raise $75,000 over the next few months, with the goal of offering the scholarship in perpetuity if sufficient funds are raised.

Announcing the Mark Cornwell Scholarship
The Mark Cornwell scholarship is named after the late Mark Cornwell, a leading voice for the food and feed industries, who passed away last year. It will provide scholarships to students from around the world taking advanced courses in grain storage, handling or processing, and/or food and feed manufacturing, at a variety of U.S. institutions, including the acclaimed Kansas State University.

"Mark was not only well-known within the American milling sector, but was widely respected globally,” said Roger Gilbert, publisher of Perendale Publishing’s Milling and Grain Magazine, at the American Feed Industry Association’s Equipment Manufacturers Conference in San Antonio, Texas. “We want to recognize the contribution he made over some 30 years serving the milling industry and a scholarship fund through IFEEDER is an ideal way to do that.

“The industry has to take greater responsibility globally for the future of its industry and training is an important aspect. The Mark Cornwell scholarship fund is being supported by the Milling4Life Charity, which has been set up in the U.K. to serve the global feed and food milling sectors to ensure our industry meets the food supply challenges of the future,” he added.

IFEEDER and M4L are inviting companies and individuals throughout the industry to donate to the scholarship fund via IFEEDER’s website.

Founded in 2009 by the American Feed Industry Association (AFIA), the Institute for Feed Education & Research is a 501 (c)(3) charitable foundation. IFEEDER supports critical education and research initiatives that assure consumers a safe, healthy and sustainable food supply. IFEEDER serves as champion for the animal food industry, which is a critical link in the ever-evolving food supply chain. IFEEDER has two primary focuses, fund critical animal feed and pet food research to support AFIA's legislative and regulatory positions; and develop appropriate messaging to policymakers, consumer influencers and stakeholders detailing the industry's very positive contributions to the availability of safe, wholesome and affordable food, and preservation of our natural resources.