NMPF Staff

Alan Bjerga

Executive Vice President, Communications & Industry Relations

Alan Bjerga serves as Executive Vice President of Communications and Industry Relations, leading NMPF’s communications efforts with a focus on digital storytelling, media relations and marketing while expanding NMPF outreach to its members and the broader dairy industry. He is the author of NMPF’s Dairy Defined thought leadership series and the host of its “Dairy Defined” podcast, exploring issues of interest to agriculture and domestic and global food systems.

Bjerga previously worked at Bloomberg News as its lead writer on national farm-policy issues, covering topics including the Farm Bill, agricultural trade, rural economics and politics, and publishing a book on global hunger and food security, “Endless Appetites.” He also worked at Knight-Ridder Newspapers, extensively covering defense and intelligence issues. Bjerga is a past president of the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., as well as the North American Agricultural Journalists. He grew up on a sheep farm in central Minnesota.

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