Imby Abath serves as the Manager of Innovation and Sustainability for the U.S. Grains Council, a non-profit organization that promotes the use of U.S. barley, corn, sorghum and related products worldwide.
In this capacity, Abath develops programs focused on biotechnology, innovation and sustainability; creates and implements worldwide initiatives to reduce non-tariff trade barriers related to the export of coarse grains and co-products; and represents USGC in industry and government forums with a focus on market access to advance technology.
Prior to joining the Council, Abath gained experience investigating the feasibility of biodiesel processing at the University of California-Davis by managing the creation of a zero-net energy course for undergraduate and graduate students. She has also worked for the Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission, benchmarking sustainability efforts and tracking progress toward Sustainable 2050 objectives.
Abath holds a bachelor’s degree in environment, economy, development and sustainability from The Ohio State University, with a master’s in energy systems from UC-Davis.
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.