Brian Oakes is the communications and legislative affairs associate at the Foundation for Food & Agriculture Research (FFAR), a position he has held since November 2018.
In this role, Oakes supports FFAR’s communications and legislative affairs programs. His role allows him to educate both the public and lawmakers about the importance of FFAR’s research initiatives.
Prior to joining FFAR, Oakes supported Monsanto’s federal relations team, later Bayer Crop Science. He has also worked on the communications teams for the National Association of Wheat Growers and several statewide campaigns.
Oakes earned his bachelor’s degree in international relations from the University of California in San Diego. Outside the office, you can find Oakes giving impromptu monument tours along the National Mall or volunteering for congressional campaigns across the country.