Former Fellows


​Dr. Clayton Yeutter
Former Secretary of Agriculture

Yeutter is a graduate of the University of Nebraska–Lincoln from which he received a B.S., a J.D. and a Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics. Yeutter was the United States Secretary of Agriculture after serving as Asst. Sec. for Marketing and Consumer Services, for International Affairs and Commodity Programs, and as the Representative for Trade Negotiations.

Since public office he is working as a senior advisor at Hogan Lovells (formerly Hogan & Hartson L.L.P.) in Washington D.C. and has been a director of the boards of ConAgra Foods, Caterpillar Inc., Texas Instruments and President and CEO of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. Yeutter is also an owner of the Keating Network LLC, a company designed to help small and medium sized businesses.

Presentation titles:
"Effective Leadership is a Progressive Journey"
"Grand Food and Agriculture Challenges Require Grand Leadership"



Clayton Yeutter