Mr. Josh Stull
Josh Stull is the Vice President for Policy and Analysis at the Supporters of Agricultural Research (SoAR) Foundation. He brings more than 18 years of food and agriculture policy experience to the SoAR Foundation, most recently serving as the National Institute of Food and Agriculture's (NIFA) Congressional and Stakeholder Affairs Officer. At the United States Department of Agriculture's (USDA) NIFA, Josh was the agency's sole legislative affairs staff, where he executed Congressional and stakeholder outreach and led NIFA’s Congressional and legislative activities to educate Members of Congress and staff on NIFA’s mission.
Joining NIFA from USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS), Josh served as Acting Director of Congressional and Public Affairs and Team Lead of Congressional and Public Affairs Staff. In both roles, he provided guidance and direction to staff on complex media and Congressional issues related to food safety and the inspection of meat, poultry, processed egg products, and catfish.
In June 2008, Josh began his Federal executive branch career as a Legislative Analyst at FSIS, answering Congressional inquiries, drafting food safety and Agency mission related testimony for the FSIS Administrator, and participating in the USDA Leadership Potential Program in 2009. In 2011, he was the Director of Government Affairs for the National Fisheries Institute, advocating on behalf of America’s seafood industry to the U.S. Congress, U.S. Department of Agriculture, and the U.S. Department of Commerce.
Josh has seven years of legislative experience in both the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives. He worked for U.S. Senator Arlen Specter (PA), serving as Legislative Assistant handling several issues, including agriculture, agriculture appropriations, and the 2008 Farm Bill. Before that, Josh served as Legislative Assistant to U.S. Representative Don Sherwood (PA) handling a multitude of issues, including agriculture, agriculture appropriations, the 2002 Farm Bill, foreign affairs, the environment, and trade.
Josh holds a master’s degree in European Studies from the University of Amsterdam and a bachelor’s degree in International Politics from the Pennsylvania State University.