Aug 01, 2022

U.S. Wheat Associates Names Director of Programs

Catherine Miller will lead program support for coordinating trade teams, short courses and board teams

Catherine Miller US Wheat Associates
Catherine Miller

U.S. Wheat Associates (USW) has promoted Catherine Miller to director of programs.

Miller joined USW in 2018 as program and planning coordinator and shifted to programs coordinator in 2021 to reflect structural changes.

"Catherine has done a great job in managing many of USW's domestic programs, and she excelled in helping USW transition to virtual programming after the COVID-19 pandemic began," said Erica Oakley, USW Vice President of Programs.

"This promotion recognizes her hard work and dedication to USW and U.S. wheat farmers."

In this role, Miller will lead program support for coordinating trade teams, short courses and board teams with USW's overseas offices and state wheat commissions.

Miller also works closely with USW's overseas staff to identify consultant needs and coordinate annual crop quality seminars.

Miller will continue supporting USW's shift toward virtual programs since the COVID-19 pandemic, including an active role in conducting monthly webinars and crop updates.

Miller joined USW after graduating cum laude from Auburn University in May 2017, earning a bachelor's degree in agriculture business and economics.

A native of Virginia, she gained valuable experience as a Pathways intern for the USDA at the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), where she developed reports for USDA-supported activities in Food Safety and Climate Change and worked with the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program.

Miller was also an active member of the Agriculture Economics Club at Auburn University.

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