Foreign Services Careers: US Dept. of Agriculture

DateFebruary 27, 2020
Time4:30 - 6:00 pm
LocationDraper Room 152
DescriptionDo you love traveling overseas? Do you want to experience foreign cultures, make friends around the world, and help shape history? If so, come to this presentation to learn about what a foreign service career is like with the U.S. Department of Agriculture! Clay M. Hamilton, a Texas native, is a Career Minister in the Senior Foreign Service and has been with the USDA since 1988. Throughout his career, Clay has served in various positions in Washington D.C., Bulgaria, Italy, Japan, Turkey, Pakistan, and Brazil. Clay currently works as Associate Administrator and General Sales Manager for the Foreign Agricultural Service. -- The Foreign Agriculture Service (FAS) team includes more than 130 Foreign Service officers posted around the globe. FAS agricultural attachés serve as the eyes, ears and voice of American agriculture around the world. They are the front‐line professionals representing the Department of Agriculture in 93 field offices at U.S. diplomatic missions covering 171 countries. Your day-to-day work will be varied and ever-changing. One day you might be out in the field analyzing local crop production and the next you might be meeting with government ministers about a sensitive trade policy issue. You could wind up organizing events to promote U.S. food and beverage products to consumers overseas or you might find yourself negotiating with local customs officials to facilitate entry of a U.S. commodity shipment into your host country. To learn more about foreign service careers with the USDA, go to:
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PublisherCenter for Global Engagement
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