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Ashley McDonald

AVP of Sustainability Development & Outreach

Ashley McDonald is the assistant vice president of sustainability for the National Pork Board.

McDonald works on behalf of more than 60,000 U.S. pig farmers striving to tell their continually improving sustainability story.


Prior to her tenure at the National Pork Board, McDonald was the senior director of sustainability for the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA), representing cattle producers in sustainability initiatives domestically and internationally. In that role, she served as the executive director of the U.S. Roundtable for Sustainable Beef (USRSB). She has also previously served as NCBA’s Environmental Counsel in Washington, D.C. as well as Missouri Farm Bureau Federation’s director of state legislative affairs.  

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McDonald holds a degree in agriculture economics from the University of Missouri and a Juris Doctorate degree from the Antonin Scalia Law School (George Mason University) in Arlington, Virginia.  

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