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AFIA Welcomes Government Affairs Manager

Cory Harris will ensure high level of legislative representation and member advocacy


The American Feed Industry Association adds 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, IN, Harris holds bachelor’s degrees in applied agricultural economics and political science from Purdue University. He can be reached at [email protected] or (703) 650-0147.

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