Students from the Kansas Corn Collegiate Academy visited the U.S. Grains Council’s (USGC’s) Washington, D.C., headquarters last week. The students were welcomed by Council Vice President and COO Kim Atkins, and Ellen Zimmerman, USGC’s director of industry relations, before discussing career paths and learning about the work of the Council. Pictured, far left, Ryan LeGrand, USGC president and CEO, and far right, Kyle Gilliam, manager of global strategies and trade, spoke with the students about specific programs impacting Kansas farmers and how the Council carries out its mission of developing markets, enabling trade and improving lives.
About The U.S. Grains Council
The U.S. Grains Council develops export markets for U.S. barley, corn, sorghum and related products including distiller’s dried grains with solubles (DDGS) and ethanol. With full-time presence in 28 locations, the Council operates programs in more than 50 countries and the European Union. The Council believes exports are vital to global economic development and to U.S. agriculture’s profitability. Detailed information about the Council and its programs is online at www.grains.org.