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Josh Stull

Stakeholder Affairs Officer

Josh Stull brings almost 20 years of federal food and agriculture experience, Josh will be working closely as a liaison with NIFA stakeholders across the nation to ensure a strong connection to agency programs and opportunities. 
Josh returned to the agency after most recently serving as the Vice President for Policy and Analysis at the Supporters of Agricultural Research (SoAR) Foundation. Prior to his service at SoAR, he was the NIFA Congressional and Stakeholder Affairs Officer and Acting Communications Director. Joining NIFA from USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS), Josh served as Acting Director of Congressional and Public Affairs and Team Lead of Congressional and Public Affairs Staff. In both roles, he provided guidance and direction to staff on complex media and Congressional issues related to food safety and the inspection of meat, poultry, processed egg products, and catfish.
In June 2008, Josh began his federal executive branch career as a Legislative Analyst at FSIS, answering Congressional inquiries, drafting food safety and agency mission-related testimony for the FSIS Administrator, and participating in the USDA Leadership Potential Program in 2009. In 2011, he was the Director of Government Affairs for the National Fisheries Institute, advocating on behalf of America’s seafood industry to the U.S. Congress, U.S. Department of Agriculture, and the U.S. Department of Commerce.
Josh has seven years of legislative experience in both the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives. He worked for U.S. Senator Arlen Specter (Pennsylvania), serving as Legislative Assistant handling several issues, including agriculture, agriculture appropriations, and the 2008 Farm Bill. He also served as Legislative Assistant to U.S. Representative Don Sherwood (Pennsylvania) handling a multitude of issues, including agriculture, agriculture appropriations, the 2002 Farm Bill, the environment, and trade. Josh holds a master’s degree in European Studies from the University of Amsterdam and a bachelor’s degree in International Politics with a minor in Economics from Penn State University.


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