2024-2026 A-Team Application Period Closes April 30

Want to get involved in planning export market development work for U.S. agriculture? The U.S. Grains Council’s (USGC’s) Advisory Teams (A-Teams) are designed to do just that, harnessing the vast expertise of U.S. producers to further hone its global programming strategy.

Applications for the 2024-2026 term are open, and the deadline to apply is April 30, 2024.

Grain producers and agribusiness representatives serve together on the Council’s seven A-Teams to identify opportunities, set priorities and chart the course for the organization each year. A-Team members serve two-year terms, renewable without limit at the discretion of the chairperson.

Each A-Team has a specific focus: Asia; innovation and sustainability; ethanol; Middle East/Africa/South Asia; trade policy; value-added programs and Western Hemisphere. Each A-Team is comprised of a member leader, Board of Director liaison and USGC staff liaison who work in tandem to communicate the activities and recommendations of the A-Team.

The incoming USGC chairman will make and announce A-Team appointments before the USGC Board of Delegates meeting, held July 29-31 in Salt Lake City, Utah, and the new A-Team members will begin their terms on Aug. 1.

“Member engagement is so important to the Council’s mission, making a positive impact on its strategy and staff as we plan programming around the world,” said Rebecca Williams, USGC manager of industry relations. “A-Teams are by far the best way for our members to get even more involved in the Council’s work by providing their experiences and expertise on how to continue expanding and developing markets for U.S. agriculture.”

To apply, please return your completed application to Rebecca Williams at rwilliams@grains.org with “A-Team Application” in the subject line by April 30.

Learn more about A-Teams and download the application here.