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Constituent Affairs

Due to COVID-19, in lieu of building visitation by large groups, USDA offers a variety of video and teleconference options to ensure our constituents can hear from and speak directly with our staff and leadership. For additional information, please contact our Constituent Affairs office.

Constituent Affairs staff liaison between USDA and industry groups, trade associations, non-profit associations, farm bureaus, and other USDA stakeholder groups and the general public. Our staff also provides information about USDA's eight mission areas and their programs; and work to maintain effective relationships with the general public, special interest groups, internal audiences and others in planning and organizing special events sponsored by USDA. Additionally, Constituent Affairs coordinates USDA participation at external conferences and meetings.

Contacts:

Sandy Gilchrist
Public Affairs Specialist
(202) 720-2058
sandy.gilchrist@usda.gov

Kathryn Hill
Public Affairs Specialist

Events:

Under Secretary for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs Ted McKinney talks with students of the Kansas Agriculture and Rural Leadership (KARL) program, on February 15, 2018
Under Secretary for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs Ted McKinney talks with students of the Kansas Agriculture and Rural Leadership (KARL) program, on February 15, 2018.

Other Resources:

Outlook Forum
National Farmers Markets