Who We Are
Abigail Appleton serves as the executive assistant for the U.S. Grains Council, a non-profit organization that promotes the global use of U.S. barley, corn, sorghum and related products including ethanol and distiller’s dried grains with solubles (DDGS). In this capacity, Appleton is a member of the executive team and provides support to the Council’s staff and Board leaders.
Prior to the Council, Appleton worked for the U.S. Institute of Peace as the special assistant to the executive vice president. In this capacity, she managed the organizational planning process and assisted with the executive coordination of events management.
Appleton holds a master’s degree in political science from the American University in Cairo, a master’s in library science from Indiana University, and a bachelor’s degree in political science and psychology from Valparaiso University.
The U.S. Grains Council is a private, non-profit partnership of agribusinesses and producers committed to building and expanding international markets for U.S. grains and their products. The Council has 10 international offices that oversee programs in more than 50 countries. Support for the Council comes from its producer and agribusiness members and the U.S. Department of Agriculture through the U.S. farm bill.