The U.S. Farmers and Rancher’s Alliance (USFRA), the leading organization that fosters and builds dialogue on food issues with the broad goal of building trust in American agriculture, has announced that Kevin Aandahl has joined its staff as communications director.

“I’m very pleased that Kevin is on our team since he brings more than 25 years of diverse expertise in corporate communications and military public affairs to USFRA. His unique skill-set enhances our ongoing efforts to make an impact in the communications landscape on how consumers perceive agriculture. I am confident Kevin will play a key role in that regard” said Randy Krotz, USFRA’s CEO.

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In his new role, Aandahl will manage and execute USFRA’s overall media communications outreach and engagement strategies through its established programs and resources. Prior to joining USFRA, he served as a US Navy public affairs officer including multiple deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan where he worked with U.S. Special Operations Forces. He has also held communications leadership positions with Blue Cross Blue Shield, National Corn Growers Association and DEKALB.