Photo Essay: A Look Back At USGC Vice President’s 30 Years With Council

This week at the U.S. Grains Council’s (USGC’s) 21st International Marketing Conference and 64th Annual Membership Meeting, USGC Vice President Cary Sifferath received recognition for 30 years of service to the organization. Sifferath ; the photo essay below outlines some of the moments from his career up to that point.

Sifferath on a mission to Japan in 2004 with members of Montana Wheat & Barley, the Idaho Barley Commission and the Washington Barley Commission to visit a feed mill that used U.S. barley.

Sifferath, joined by former USGC Consultant in Vietnam Tran Trong Chien (behind) and USGC Past Chairman Lisle Cook (right), examining a pig at the Council’s swine demonstration farm in Vietnam in 2001 as part of a USGC officers’ mission to the region.

Sifferath with former USGC Assistant Director in China Sam Niu at a farm in Northeast China during a corn harvest tour in 2009.

Sifferath giving a presentation at the Council’s Corn Quality Conference in Seoul, South Korea in 2019.

Sifferath visiting a port facility in Odessa, Ukraine, in 2013 to study the area’s grain export infrastructure.

Sifferath at his desk in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, in 1998. His first mobile phone sits on the table to his right.

Sifferath touring a swine farm in Vietnam with officials from the country’s Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development in 1996.

Sifferath inspecting the first ever bulk shipment of U.S. distiller’s dried grains with solubles (DDGS) to arrive in Shenzhen, China, in 2009.

Sifferath won the Council’s sumo wrestiling contest at the staff summer picnic in 1994.

Sifferath with former USGC President and CEO Tom Sleight at the Great Wall of China in 1994.