Kyle C. Gilliam, Ph.D.

Manager Of Global Strategies and Trade
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Kyle C. Gilliam serves as the Manager of Global Strategies and Trade 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, he supervises the Council’s overseas offices’ through backstopping and supporting the offices with their market development programs, and provides trade servicing expertise to the Council, strengthens the Council’s relationships with U.S. and global traders and Council customers and end users worldwide.

Prior to the Council, Gilliam worked for Virginia Tech as Instructor of Agricultural Education. In this capacity he taught courses in agricultural education, managed and supervised the teacher certification program for agricultural science, and served as the advisor to the Virginia Tech Collegiate FFA. Gilliam also served as the Regional Sales manager for Agri-Services Agency and as a sales representative for the Wilbur-Ellis Co., providing solutions for issues faced by growers and producers in Texas. Gilliam also served as the head of two high school agricultural science programs where he taught students about production agriculture and leadership development.

Gilliam holds a doctorate degree in agricultural communications and education and a bachelor’s degree in interdisciplinary agriculture from Texas Tech University and a master’s degree in agriculture education from the University of Florida.


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