Sierra Richey

Manager of Global Programs
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Sierra Richey serves as manager of global programs 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, Richey handles Council programming in Latin America and contributes to the overall strategy of the Council’s activities.

Richey joined the Council in December, 2021 as the global programs coordinator and rose to her current position in February, 2023. Prior to the Council, Richey worked in Nebraska Wesleyan University’s global engagement office as a special projects coordinator and as an intern with the Council’s Latin America regional office in Panama. Richey has also acted as a mentor for highly gifted elementary students in the Lincoln, Nebraska, public school system, where she taught Spanish.

Richey holds bachelor’s degrees in international business and Spanish from Nebraska Wesleyan University.


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