ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA, U.S. — The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) appointed Lacie Dotterweich as communications coordinator. She will be responsible for developing and disseminating content across the social media and web platforms for the 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 communication 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, director of communications for the AFIA. “Our communications department has a number of projects in the pipeline to better connect the 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 was policy program assistant at the Center for Rural Affairs in Iowa, U.S. 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.

Dotterweich has a bachelor’s degree in agriculture and society and public relations from Iowa State University. She may be reached at or 703.666.8851.