Learn About Trade’s Impact On Grains At #Classic19

Members of the U.S. Grains Council’s (USGC’s) staff and leadership will head to Orlando, Florida, next week for the 2019 Commodity Classic to discuss key global markets, trade policy issues and the Council’s long-term efforts to develop markets, enable trade and improve lives.


The Council will have a trade show exhibit – booth #2858 – and is ready to cover the hot trade policy topics as well as share how the Council’s global presence is key to its long-term efforts to expand global markets for U.S. corn, sorghum, barley, ethanol, distiller’s dried grains with solubles (DDGS) and other co-products.


The Council will send a team of seven, including Chairman Jim Stitzlein; President and CEO Tom Sleight; Vice President and COO Kim Atkins; Director of Industry Relations Lyndsey Erb; Manager of Global Trade Reece Cannady; Director of Strategic Relations Melissa Kessler; Director of Communications Bryan Jernigan; and Executive Assistant Abigail Appleton.


Headquartered in Washington, D.C., the organization has full-time presence in 13 key markets and representatives in an additional 15 locations, operating programs to build demand in more than 50 countries and the European Union. The Council’s work is growing in 2019 as staff begin implementing 2019 programming supplemented by new funding from the Agricultural Trade Promotion (ATP) program.


Media representatives interested in scheduling interviews with Council staff or board members should contact USGC Director of Communications Bryan Jernigan at bjernigan@grains.org.


See you in Orlando!