Bryan Jernigan

Director of Communications
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Bryan Jernigan serves as the communications director for the U.S. Grains Council, a non-profit organization that promotes the global use of U.S. barley, corn, sorghum and related products including ethanol and distiller’s dried grains with solubles (DDGS). In this capacity, Jernigan designs and executes the organization’s internal and external communications strategies.

Prior to the Council, Jernigan worked for more than 17 years in a dual role as communications director for the National Association of Federally Impacted Schools (NAFIS) and activities director for the Federally Impacted Schools Educational Foundation. In this role, Jernigan was responsible for the daily communications operations for the organization, including website content management and the full cycle of newsletter, annual report and brochure production.

Jernigan also previously worked as communications director for the Sugar Association. His work history is varied and has included time at the National Pest Management Association, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the National 4-H Council.

A farm boy from Oklahoma, Jernigan graduated from Oklahoma State University with a bachelor’s degree in radio, television, film, and news & public affairs before attending Drake University in Des Moines, IA, where he received a master’s degree in mass communications.


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