Managing Director, Illinois Agri-Food Alliance
Prior to his current role, Strom was a Fellow of Global Agriculture and Food at The Chicago Council on Global Affairs, the leading foreign affairs institution in the Midwest committed to educating the public—and influencing public discourse—on global issues of the day. A fourth-generation farmer, Strom also produces row-crops and mixed specialty crops. As a McCloy Fellow, he traveled to Germany to research the roles Germany’s academic, policy, corporate, and civic institutions play in understanding the linkages between climate change and food security and developing sound and sustainable food and agricultural policies. Strom earned his BSc in agricultural business and economics from Iowa State University and was a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar at Lund University in Sweden where he earned his MSc in environmental studies and sustainability science.