Greg Ibach

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Greg Ibach
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Under Secretary of Agriculture for Marketing and Regulatory Programs
Assumed office
October 30, 2017[1]
President Donald Trump
Preceded by Edward M. Avalos[2]
Nebraska Director of Agriculture
In office
June 2005 – October 2017
Preceded by Merlyn Carlson[3]
Succeeded by Steve Wellman[4]
Personal details
Spouse(s) Teresa
Children 3
Education University of Nebraska

Gregory Ibach is an American farmer and government official who currently serves as the Under Secretary of Agriculture for Marketing and Regulatory Programs. Prior to assuming his current role, he was the Nebraska Director of Agriculture.

Ibach spent his early career with Farm Credit Services, working as a loan officer and eventually becoming assistant vice president. He is a past president of the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture.[5] Ibach was named Nebraska Director of Agriculture by Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman in June 2005. Prior to this appointment, he had spent over six years as Nebraska's Assistant Director of Agriculture. Ibach was nominated by President Donald Trump to become Under Secretary of Agriculture for Marketing and Regulatory Programs on September 5, 2017, and was confirmed by voice vote in the United States Senate on October 26, 2017.

Ibach has been inducted into the Nebraska Hall of Agricultural Achievement and recognized for contributions to agriculture by the University of Nebraska–Lincoln.[6] He lives on his family farm in Sumner, Nebraska.

References

  1. ^ Soderlin, Barbara (October 31, 2017). "At swearing-in for U.S. Department of Agriculture post, Sumner's Ibach vows to have 'open door' for farmers". Kearney Hub. Retrieved 3 November 2017.
  2. ^ https://www.congress.gov/nomination/115th-congress/887
  3. ^ https://ballotpedia.org/Greg_Ibach
  4. ^ https://ballotpedia.org/Steve_Wellman
  5. ^ Williams, Tess (September 2, 2017). "Ibach will be nominated for key role with USDA". Lincoln Journal-Star. Retrieved 3 October 2017.
  6. ^ "President Donald J. Trump Announces Intent to Nominate Personnel to Key Administration Posts". The White House. September 2, 2017. Retrieved 2 October 2017.

External links

  • Biography at the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture
  • Biography at Ballotpedia
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