Agricultural Counsellor
U.S. Embassy Hanoi, Vietnam
Robert Hanson joined the Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) in 1995 and is currently assigned as Agricultural Counselor in the Office of Agricultural Affairs at the U.S. Embassy in Hanoi, Vietnam. Robert previously served as Agriculture Attaché in Madrid, Spain, Dakar, Senegal, and Ankara, Turkey. Robert began his career in FAS/USDA as an oilseed commodity analyst for China and the East Asia region. Robert has also worked on the USDA China trade policy desk addressing bilateral agricultural trade issues. Robert received both his BA in International Relations and his MS in Agriculture and Applied Economics from the University of Wisconsin at Madison. His foreign languages include French, Turkish, Spanish, and Vietnamese.