ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA, U.S. — Cory Harris has joined the American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) as the organization’s manager of government affairs.

Harris is responsible for managing the association’s government affairs activities to ensure a high level of legislative representation and member advocacy.

Cory Harris, manager of government affairs. Photo courtesy of AFIA.

He also will work 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, vice-president of public policy and education at the AFIA. “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 the AFIA in September 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.

He is from Portland, Indiana, U.S. Harris has bachelor’s degrees in applied agricultural economics and political science from Purdue University. He may be reached at [email protected] or 703.650.0147.