USGC Bids Farewell To Manager Of Global Biotechnology Andrew Conner

Andrew Conner, U.S. Grains Council (USGC) manager of global biotechnology, departed the Council on April 6 to join the Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO)’s international division on agriculture.

“Andrew represents a true Council success story. He stepped directly from the idyllic college lacrosse fields into the crucible of biotechnology. He has become a respected, global authority on the subject, and the Council has benefited greatly from his acumen and energy,” said USGC President and Chief Executive Officer Tom Sleight. “The good news is that we will continue to interact with him in his new role.”

Conner joined the Council in 2011. In his role, Conner directed and implemented USGC strategy on biotechnology and represented the Council in national and international biotechnology forums and coalitions.

Conner also led the Council’s Innovation and Sustainability Advisory Team that provides a valuable forum for discussing how these issues impact all sectors of the grain industry.

The Council’s leadership thanks Andrew for his years of service to the organization.

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