Richard Ten Eyck (pronounced ten ike) is currently serving as President of AAFCO. His day jobs include: animal feed state regulator in Oregon, goat farmer, Olivia’s grandpa and a 4H Leader.
He received a Bachelors of Science in Animal Science with a Business Option from Oregon State University. He has worked for Cargill and Purina Mills selling feed as well as a nutritionist for a small feed mill in North West Washington.
He is the Feed Specialist with the Oregon Department of Agriculture. The one-person state program regulates 300 mills making 5000 products. He volunteers with Association of American Feed Control Officials (AAFCO) as chair of the Ingredient Definitions Committee and member of the Feed Labeling Committee. He is also serving as the AAFCO President in 2015.
He lives on the family farm in Sandy, Oregon raising goats, Christmas trees and hay. He has been married to his wife Kim for 35+ years and has two adult daughters.