Brigid Flay, U.S. Grains Council (USGC) global strategies coordinator, will depart the Council on Aug. 16 to take a position with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Foreign Agricultural Service (USDA’s FAS).
“Brigid has been a very valuable addition to the global strategies team,” said Kurt Shultz, USGC senior director of global strategies. “Her can-do attitude and positivity has made her a true pleasure to work with. We will miss her but are very proud and happy for her!”
Flay joined the Council in November 2018. As global strategies coordinator, she supported the global strategies and trade policy/biotechnology teams in program implementation, program evaluations and grant writing for the 2020 marketing plan.
In her new position with USDA’s FAS, Flay will serve as an agricultural economist for the Multilateral Affairs Division, under the Office of Agreements and Scientific Affairs. In this capacity, she will be monitoring and reporting problems on foreign market developments as they relate to trade negotiations and agreements.
The Council’s leadership thanks Flay for her service to this organization. Please join the Council in wishing her farewell!
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 13 key markets and representatives in an additional 15 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.