Juan Sebastian Diaz

Regional Ethanol Consultant
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Juan Diaz serves as the Latin America Regional Ethanol Consultant 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, Diaz is responsible for supporting the regional ethanol activities and assisting in the development and expansion of markets for U.S. ethanol in Latin America.

Prior to joining the Council, Diaz acted as an Agricultural Specialist for the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), where he supported the implementation of the US-Colombia Free Trade Agreement and the coordination of trade capacity building activities. Diaz has also worked with the Colombian Ministry of Agriculture as a Rural Development Advisor, and as a Supervisor of Irrigation Projects for the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture.

Diaz holds a bachelor’s degree in agricultural engineering from Universidad Nacional de Colombia, a master’s degree in agribusiness from the University of Queensland, Australia, and a master’s degree in innovation and entrepreneurship from University Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona.

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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.