Who We Are
Andrew Conner is the manager of 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 assists in directing USGC biotechnology programs and represents the Council in biotechnology forums and coalitions.
Prior to joining the Council in 2011, Conner served as a legislative and regulatory assistant at D.C. Legislative and Regulatory Services.
He is a graduate of Middlebury College in Middlebury, Vermont, where he majored in history and minored in Spanish. He is currently working towards a master’s of business administration from Indiana University and a master’s of science in agriculture economics from Purdue University.
The Council is a private, non-profit partnership of agribusinesses and producers committed to building and expanding international markets for U.S. feed grains and ethanol. The organization 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’s Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) through programs authorized in the U.S. farm bill.