Terry Barr, a nationally recognized agricultural economist, is senior director for CoBank's Knowledge Exchange Division, an information- and knowledge-sharing initiative created in 2009. Previously, Terry served as chief economist for the National Council of Farmer Cooperatives in Washington, DC. Prior to joining NCFC, Terry held several positions during a 14-year tenure at the U.S. Department of Agriculture. He also served as chairman of the World Agricultural Outlook Board, which is responsible for coordinating USDA's commodity forecasts and for publishing its monthly World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates.
Terry has also served in the Office of the Secretary of Agriculture as director of economic analysis, where he prepared economic analyses and assessments of the impacts of alternative farm policy options and decisions. Terry holds a doctorate in economics from Washington State University. He is a member of NCBA CLUSA Council of Cooperative Economists.