Cattlemen's College Speaker

Kent Bacus

Senior Director, International Trade and Market Access, National Cattlemen's Beef Association

Kent Bacus serves as NCBA’s Senior Director of International Trade and Market Access. In this role, he works with Congress, the Administration, and foreign governments to advance the U.S. cattle and beef industry’s trade priorities and expand U.S. beef access to foreign markets. Bacus also represents NCBA as a cleared advisor on the Agricultural Technical Advisory Committee for Trade in Animals and Animal Products. Prior to joining NCBA’s Washington team in 2010, Kent worked on political campaigns in Texas and worked for several years as the agriculture and appropriations legislative assistant to U.S. Senator Elizabeth Dole (R-NC). Kent is originally from Texas, and holds a degree in history and political science from Texas Tech University.