Julia Debes serves as the manager of communications for the U.S. Grains Council, a non-profit organization that promotes the global use of U.S. barley, corn, sorghum and related products including ethanol and distiller’s dried grains with solubles (DDGS). In this capacity, Debes develops, implements and maintains the organization’s publications, online communications and other internal and external outreach.
Prior to the Council, she worked for the National Sorghum Producers as the communications director. Debes also served as the assistant director of communications for the U.S. Wheat Associates.
Debes holds a bachelor’s degree in agricultural communications and journalism from Kansas State University and a master’s degree in media and communications studies from Florida State University.
With full-time presence in 13 key markets and representatives in an additional 15 locations, the Council operates programs in more than 50 countries and the European Union. The Council believes exports are vital to global economic development and to U.S. agriculture's profitability. Detailed information about the Council and its programs is online at www.grains.org