Ken Isley Appointed FAS Administrator
April 20, 2018

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced on April 19 the selection of Ken Isley as Foreign Agricultural Service administrator.

Isley most recently served as Special Adviser for Corteva Agriscience, the agriculture division of DowDuPont. For the previous five years, he served as Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary of Dow AgroSciences, and was a member of Dow AgroSciences' Corporate Management Committee. Isley was also Associate General Counsel of Dow, with oversight of Dow's Latin America Legal group. He spent nearly 29 years of service at Dow, beginning his career with the firm in 1989. Isley is a member of the Indiana Bar Association, Michigan Bar Association (inactive), and the American Corporate Counsel Association.

The American Sheep Industry Association works closely with FAS, which is a valuable partner in marketing American wool for manufacturing abroad. In fact, more than 60 percent of the 2017 American wool clip was exported to China, Western Europe and India. ASI is one of the largest cooperators with U.S. Department of Agriculture on the Quality Samples Program, which has been key to introducing American wool to new textile firms.

Source: USDA