ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA, U.S. — The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) announced on July 25 the addition of Cassandra Kusmisz as communications specialist. The newly created position will work in collaboration with Miranda McDaniel, AFIA's manager of communications, to focus on the organization's communications efforts.

Kusmisz will serve as the primary lead for AFIA's social media platforms including Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn, and assist in the maintenance of AFIA's online newsroom. She will also assist in content creation for the association's newsletter, FeedGram and The AFIA Journal, as well as event-related communications.

"We are pleased to welcome Cassie as the newest member of the AFIA team," said McDaniel. "Her communications degree partnered with her passion for agriculture are valuable assets to the organization and our members as we continue to provide a well-heard voice for the total feed industry."

Kusmisz is a recent graduate of the University of Georgia, where she earned a bachelor's degree in agricultural communication and an interdisciplinary certificate in leadership and service. She has held internships with the Georgia Department of Agriculture and Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communications Department at UGA. Kusmisz also participated in a study abroad program, which focused on agricultural sustainability, in Uruguay.