Burton Eller is the Grange’s Legislative Director and works hard to see our policies implemented in Washington each and every day. He has a career-long involvement in the development of grassroots advocacy. From his personal history as an owner of a family farm to his tenure serving as the Deputy Under Secretary for Marketing and Regulatory Programs at the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Mr. Eller has been a staunch champion of the agricultural community’s right to operate in a free market climate. His successes include twice raising the estate tax exemption level; securing legislation requiring imported meat inspection equivalency to US standards; establishing the Beef Check-Off for research, marketing, and promotion of beef products; and many more. Mr. Eller has a distinguished career in the trade association, lobbying, and government sectors. He holds more than two decades of experience in the sector and has a long history upholding the rights of rural Americans. Mr. Eller holds a Masters in Physiology and a Bachelors in Animal Science from Virginia Tech.
Recent Events and Presentations
How to Bridge the Rural Broadband Gap Once and For All
ITIF hosted a discussion with leading experts on how to resolve these questions and bridge the rural broadband gap once and for all.