Carly Esser USGC's global strategies coordinator
Carley Esser 

WASHINGTON, D.C., U.S. — The U.S. Grains Council (USGC) is expanding its Washington-based staff with Carley Esser as global strategies coordinator.

In this role, Esser will support USGC’s global strategies and trade policy and biotechnology departments in their market engagement and support of the council’s overseas offices.

“Carley’s passion for agriculture is apparent to everyone who speaks with her,” said Floyd Gaibler, director of trade policy at the USGC. “She will make an excellent ambassador for U.S. farmers here in D.C. and with their international customers.”

Prior to the USGC, Esser gained experience working as an outreach coordinator with Missouri Farmers Care/MFA Inc., where she was an agricultural speaker, created weekly press releases and traveled the state of Missouri to discuss programs with county commissioners. Esser previously worked as a public affairs intern with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

Esser attended the University of Missouri and received a bachelor’s degree in agricultural education with minors in international agriculture, agricultural economics and psychology.

This is USGC’s most recent staff expansion. Melissa Kessler transitioned to a new role on Jan. 2 as the new director of strategic relations.

The USGC noted it revived this position in order to strengthen relationships with council supporters as well as domestic and international partners through strategic communications and awareness of council programs.