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CVM Alumnus Leading Feed
Industry Group

Dr. Alan Wessler

University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine Alumnus Dr. Alan Wessler, has been elected as chairman of the Board of Directors for the American Feed Industry Association (AFIA). Wessler, a Tarkio High School graduate, was raised on a livestock and grain farm in northwest Missouri. He earned a bachelor’s degree in animal husbandry from MU before going on to receive his DVM in 1977.

Wessler is the vice-president of feed operations and animal health at MFA Incorporated in Columbia, Missouri, where he has been employed since 1988. He is a previous recipient of AFIA’s Member of the Year Award for his efforts as chairman of the AFIA Centennial Task Force and has served two terms on the association’s Board of Directors.

AFIA, based in Arlington, Virginia, is the world’s largest organization devoted exclusively to representing the business, legislative and regulatory interests of the U.S. animal feed industry and its suppliers. Founded in 1909, AFIA also is the recognized leader on international industry developments. Members include more than 575 domestic and international companies and state, regional and national associations. Member-companies are livestock feed and pet food manufacturers, integrators, pharmaceutical companies, ingredient suppliers, equipment manufacturers and companies which supply other products, services and supplies to feed manufacturers.

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