Jeff Sands is the Senior Advisor to the Administrator for Agriculture at the Environmental Protection Agency. Jeff comes to EPA most recently from Syngenta, where he served as Manager of Federal Government and Industry Relations. Before working at Syngenta, Sands was director of public policy for the Agricultural Retailers Association from 2012 to 2015. Jeff also has Capitol Hill experience, having helped handle agricultural issues as an aide to Rep. Tom Marino (R-Pa.).
Sands has a master's degree in public administration as well as a bachelor's degree in organizational communication from Valdosta State University. He also has a degree in environmental horticulture from Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College.