Andrew Conner

Manager of Global Biotechnology

Andrew Conner is the manager of global biotechnology for the U.S. Grains Council, a non-profit organization that promotes the global use of U.S. barley, corn and sorghum and related products including ethanol and distiller’s dried grains with solubles (DDGS). In this capacity, Conner helps develop and execute USGC initiatives related to biotechnology, pesticides, and sustainability aimed at ensuring market access globally for U.S. grain and grain products.

Prior to joining the Council in 2011, Conner served as a legislative and regulatory assistant at D.C. Legislative and Regulatory Services.

Conner received a master’s of science in agriculture economics from Purdue University and a master’s in business administration from Indiana University. He also graduated cum laude from Middlebury College, where he majored in history and minored in Spanish.

With full-time presence in 13 key markets and representatives in an additional 15 locations, the Council operates programs in more than 50 countries and the European Union. The Council believes exports are vital to global economic development and to U.S. agriculture's profitability. Detailed information about the Council and its programs is online at