Join U.S. Grains Council (USGC)’s worldwide staff in engaging with the organization’s diverse membership next week during the virtual 60th Annual Board of Delegates Meeting.
“In the past three months, we have learned that the more markets change, the more our work to access and develop them remains essential to both our global customers and you, our members,” said Darren Armstrong, USGC chairman and farmer from North Carolina.
“While we still can’t meet most of our stakeholders face-to-face, our staff members have gotten creative and adept at identifying short-term opportunities and building on long term demand needs for the commodities we represent in a wholly new environment.”
Speakers at the upcoming meeting will explore shifting global dynamics, focusing on how the Council can “make something happen” in export markets for U.S. farmers and agribusinesses.
The Council’s seven Advisory Teams (A-teams) and sectors will also meet to discuss critical issues and provide guidance and priorities to the Council’s leadership. USGC members will also approve the next fiscal year’s budget and vote in new members to the USGC Board of Directors.
“Our membership and the industries they represent have seen significant disruptions and shifts to their operations since we last met in Tampa,” Armstrong said. “We look forward to the opportunity to re-center ourselves and work toward the creative solutions needed to stay the course and keep to our mission.”
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.