USGC Bids Farewell To Regional Director Kevin Roepke

Kevin Roepke, USGC Regional Director of South and Southeast Asia

Kevin Roepke, U.S. Grains Council (USGC) regional director of South and Southeast Asia, will depart the Council in August to join the U.S. Soybean Export Council (USSEC) as the regional director for the Americas, based in Guadalajara, Mexico. 

“Kevin’s excellent insights into markets and strong background in trade made him a valued member of our international staff,” said Cary Sifferath, USGC senior director of global programs. “He helped enhance the Council’s overall global market development programs in a highly competitive marketplace.” 

USGC Welcomes New Manager Of Global Trade Alejandra Danielson Castillo

Alejandra Danielson Castillo joined the U.S. Grains Council (USGC) as manager of global trade in the Washington, D.C., office on July 17. 

In this role, Danielson Castillo will provide trade servicing expertise to the Council, strengthen the Council’s relationships with U.S. and global traders and further the export marketing interests of U.S. feed grains and co-products. 

 

Michigan Corn Growers Association Joins As USGC Member

The U.S. Grains Council (USGC) is pleased to welcome the Michigan Corn Growers Association (MCGA) as a new member.

Officially launched in 1972, the MCGA is a grassroots organization of grower members dedicated to increasing the profitability of corn production. MCGA’s efforts include marketing seminars, educational meetings, research plots and tradeshows.

Click here for more information on the Michigan Corn Growers Association.

Last Call! Register By July 3 For USGC Vancouver Meeting

Registration and hotel block reservations close on July 3 for the U.S. Grains Council (USGC) 57th Annual Board of Delegates meeting, scheduled for Vancouver, Washington, from July 31 to Aug. 2.

The Council’s annual summer meeting will be an opportunity for members to gather, learn about emerging trade issues and provide input into the Council’s programs and outreach on trade topics.

USGC Congratulates New Manager of Ethanol Export Programs Lucas Szabo

The U.S. Grains Council (USGC) promoted Lucas Szabo to manager of ethanol export programs, starting on June 19. Szabo, who is extensively familiar with USGC policies and programs, is working closely with the outgoing manager, Ashley Kongs, leading up to her departure for graduate school next month. 

“I am excited Lucas is filling this position,” said Mike Dwyer, USGC chief economist. “Lucas has demonstrated proficiency and flexibility in supporting USGC programs, and we are excited to add him to the ethanol team.”

USGC Welcomes New Member Kansas Ethanol, LLC

The U.S. Grains Council (USGC) is pleased to welcome Kansas Ethanol, LLC as a new member.

Founded in 2005, Kansas Ethanol, LLC is located in Lyons, Kansas.

The company produces fuel-grade ethanol utilizing corn and grain sorghum and offers wet and dry distiller’s grains with solubles (DDGS) tub and cube products as feed to livestock producers.

Click here for more information on Kansas Ethanol, LLC.

Registration Open For July USGC Board Of Delegates Meeting

Registration is open for the U.S. Grains Council (USGC) 57th Annual Board of Delegates meeting, scheduled for Vancouver, Washington, from July 31 to Aug. 2. 

“Our program at this meeting will help you learn about the critical issues impacting our ability to increase export markets and respond to growing demand for U.S. coarse grains and co-products,” said Chip Councell, USGC chairman and farmer from Maryland, in a letter inviting delegates to the meeting.

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