Jeffrey Phillips

Jeffrey Phillips

International Trade Manager, Minnesota Department of Agriculture


Jeffrey Phillips is the Minnesota Department of Agriculture’s International Trade Manager for Minnesota food and agribusiness industry.

In encouraging and facilitating trade for Minnesota’s food and agribusinesses, Jeffrey provides export counseling, assists with strategic planning, business partner matching, coordinating trade promotion activities, organizing and presenting at conferences and seminars, and hosting international visitors.

Jeffrey previously served as the International Trade Representative for the European and Russian markets at the State of Minnesota Trade Office.

Before joining the MTO, Jeffrey was senior food marketing specialist with the Minnesota Department of Agriculture. He assisted Minnesota’s processed food companies with business start-up; promotion; and assistance in package design, determining distribution channels, and meeting label and regulatory requirements.

Jeffrey received a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Wisconsin – Oshkosh and additional training in food science & technology from the University of Minnesota.

All sessions


  • 24 March, 2021
  • 09:20 - 10:55