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The American Feed Industry Association is pleased to announce the addition of Lacie Dotterweich as its communications coordinator, effective January 4.

Dotterweich is responsible for developing and disseminating content across the social media and web platforms for AFIA and its public charity, the Institute for Feed Education and Research.

She assists the director of communications in writing, editing and distributing AFIA’s print and electronic communications materials, including the AFIA Journal and biweekly FeedGram, and tracking all analytics generated from those communications.

“Lacie has a dual passion for public policy writing and agriculture and will undoubtedly help the association convey its key messages in an engaging way,” said Victoria Broehm, AFIA’s director of communications. “Our communications department has a number of projects in the pipeline to better connect with consumers and influencers, and I know that with Lacie’s experience, she will bring a lot of fresh ideas to the table. We are very excited for her to join the team!”

Dotterweich previously served as a policy program assistant at the Center for Rural Affairs in Iowa. In this role, she supported the agricultural policy and media teams in grassroots advocacy and content creation. Other agricultural experience includes interning for the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture and for Iowa State University Extension.

Hailing from Monticello, Iowa, Dotterweich holds a bachelor’s degree in agriculture and society and public relations from Iowa State University. She can be reached at or (703) 666 – 8851.

About AFIA

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).