Back on December 29th, 2013, we posted “Farm Girls.” In this article, we reported that more and more leadership positions in agri-business are now being held by women. In addition to to this, there is a growing number of daughters actually managing and operating family farms.
I’m happy to report that here’s another!
President Obama announced that he has nominated Darci Vetter as chief agricultural negotiator in the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR). Ms. Vetter has been Deputy Under Secretary for Farm and Foreign Agricultural Services at USDA since 2010.
If confirmed by Congress, Ms. Vetter will have a full slate of work in front of her in 2014 as USTR continues to negotiate several large free trade agreements including the Trans Pacific Partnership and the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership with the European Union, both of which hold immense importance for agricultural trade.
We wish Ms. Vetter well, and know that we may count on her to represent us, and negotiate on our behalf across the globe. And, let’s just say, “You Go Girl!”
Wheat Life Magazine, January, 2014