ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA, U.S. — Dalton Henry has returned to the U.S. Wheat Associates (USW) organization as vice-president of policy. Previously, Henry worked for USW in the same role from March 2015 to December 2016.

“We are happy to have Dalton return to a role he previously served well,” said Vince Peterson, president of USW. “Trade policy continues to be a critical part of USW’s mission to develop, maintain and expand overseas markets. Dalton has a strong commitment to our industry and fully understands how important reducing international trade barriers is to our mission representing U.S. wheat farmers.”

Henry joined Kansas Wheat in 2010 as director of government affairs, where he handled implementing policies for the Kansas Association of Wheat Growers and managed the association’s membership. Henry left USW in 2016 to work on policy affecting his home congressional district in Kansas and joined the office of U.S. Congressmen Roger Marshall as legislative director. Most recently, Henry co-founded Roots and Legacies Consulting, Inc., which offers services such as communication and marketing support, event and project management, association management and overall business operations consulting.

“I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to rejoin the team at U.S. Wheat,” Henry said. “Trade policy has always been a critical piece of the puzzle for wheat producers, and I look forward to working on their behalf.”

A May 2010 graduate of Kansas State University, Henry received a bachelor’s degree in agricultural communications and journalism, with an emphasis in agricultural economics. He grew up on and is still involved with his family’s diversified crop and livestock operation near Randolph, Kansas, U.S. In 2017, he was recognized with the KSU Alumni Association’s Distinguished Young Alumni Award.