Kurt Rockeman is a Livestock Economist with 35 years of experience designing, managing, and evaluating the impact of agricultural, rural economic development, natural resource management and environment projects and programs in Central America and Eastern/Southern Africa.  He served as a USAID Foreign Service Officer in Ethiopia, Guatemala, Honduras, Malawi, Mozambique, and Somalia; and worked as an independent consultant in Kenya.  He managed USAID livestock programs in Honduras and Somalia; led three separate livestock project evaluations in Ethiopia; led the design of four livestock projects in East Africa and Ethiopia; and led a livestock market system assessment in Uganda.  Mr. Rockeman was raised on a family farm/ranch in North Dakota and has an educational background in farm and ranch management, production economics, animal science, and range management.  His lifetime of practical experience includes working as an agricultural credit advisor in Honduras and managing family ranching and purebred operations in Montana and North Dakota.  He is a member of the American Hereford Association and the North Dakota Stockmen’s Association; and speaks fluent Spanish and continental Portuguese.