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.
|Under Secretary of Agriculture for Marketing and Regulatory Programs|
|Assumed office |
October 30, 2017
|Preceded by||Edward M. Avalos|
|Nebraska Director of Agriculture|
June 2005 – October 2017
|Preceded by||Merlyn Carlson|
|Succeeded by||Steve Wellman|
|Education||University of Nebraska|
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. Ibach was named Nebraska Director of Agriculture by Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman in June 2005 and was the longest-serving state agriculture director in Nebraska history. 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. He lives on his family farm in Sumner, Nebraska.
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