Creating New International Markets for Renewable Materials: Why BioPreferred

Ron Buckhalt

Ron Buckhalt

Manager, BioPreferred Program

U.S. Department of Agriculture

Ron Buckhalt manages USDA’s BioPreferred program, a mandatory Federal procurement program that requires all Federal agencies to buy and use USDA designated biobased products. The program also supports a voluntary consumer label, “USDA Certified Biobased Product.” Ron has over 40 years of communications and public policy experience, having worked as a Congressional Press Secretary, executive branch political appointee, public relations executive, communications consultant, lobbyist, radio and television newscaster, and video producer. As CEO of his own consulting firm, he provided legislative, public relations, educational, and management services to many small business clients and the Federal government. For the last 20 years, he has been a USDA advocate for biobased industrial products.

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