Who We Are
Emily Byron serves as the manager of global programs for the U.S. Grains Council, a non-profit organization that promotes the global use of U.S. barley, corn, sorghum and related products worldwide including ethanol and distiller’s dried grains with solubles (DDGS). In this capacity, Byron assists with strategic analysis of program planning and development; implementation and evaulation of USGC programs; and the recruitment of consultants.
Prior to the Council, Byron worked for Inform as a research intern. In this capacity she produced and edited materials for publishing, updated databases and conducted research.
Byron holds a bachelor’s degree from Gettysburg College in globalization studies with a double minor in philosophy and religious studies. She also holds a master’s degree from Kings College London in religion in contemporary society.
The Council is a private, non-profit partnership of agribusinesses and producers committed to building and expanding international markets for 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.