Vice President of Legislative, Regulatory and State Affairs | American Feed Industry Association
Leah Wilkinson is the vice president of legislative, regulatory and state affairs for the American Feed Industry Association in Arlington, Virginia. Wilkinson joined AFIA in 2010. She interacts with state legislatures, feed regulatory agencies in the western U.S., the Association of American Feed Control Officials and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Wilkinson also works with the AFIA Feed Regulatory, Ingredient Approval and Definition and Pet Food committees. Growing up on a Minnesota swine farm, and as a graduate in swine production from the University of Minnesota, Wilkinson is very familiar with animal agriculture. She has also worked for the National Pork Producers Council and the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, both in Washington, D.C. Before joining AFIA, Wilkinson was the director of policy and industry relations for ViaGen, Inc. in Austin, Texas. AFIA is the world’s largest organization devoted exclusively to representing the business, legislative and regulatory interests of the animal feed industry and its suppliers. Membership includes 600 domestic and international companies; state, national and regional associations. Firms are feed and pet food manufacturers, integrators, pharmaceutical companies, ingredient suppliers, equipment manufacturers and companies that supply other products, services and supplies to feed manufacturers. The feed industry makes a major contribution to food safety, nutrition and the environment. It plays a critical role in the production of meat, milk and eggs and provides abundant food at the lowest cost. More than 75 percent of the commercial feed in the United States is manufactured by AFIA members.
- Pet Food Conference | Tue. January 30 - 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
- What Ingredient Can be Fed to Animals? Only APPROVED ones! Learn more about the ingredient approval process (AFIA) | Wed. January 31 - 1:00 PM - 1:40 PM
- International Rendering Symposium 2018: Hot Topics in the Rendering Industry | Thu. February 1 - 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
- International Rendering Symposium 2018: Hot Topics in the Rendering Industry | Fri. February 2 - 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM