Dr. Mark D Newman is President of Market Solutions LLC, a leading U.S.-based international food and agriculture consulting firm providing clients with Insight for Action to help build markets worldwide. Mark has almost 20 years of experience working in Turkey with U.S. and Turkish agribusiness clients to help understand opportunities and challenges develop strategies and build partnerships to strengthen agriculture through trade and investment, technology and policies. This includes assignments related to grains, oilseeds and products, poultry, livestock, seafood and dairy, horticultural crops, fibers and textiles, among others. In each case, Market Solutions LLC, together with partners in Turkey, have begun by understanding the opportunities and challenges for agriculture and agribusiness in different regions of Turkey, and the impacts of government policies, incentives and regulations on potential productivity gains. Market Solutions LLC works closely with clients, industry leaders and government officials to develop practical, actionable recommendations for solutions. Market Solutions LLC was founded as the Food Industry and Agribusiness Consulting Practice of one of the largest market strategy consulting and research firms in the U.S., and spun off as an independent company in 1996. Prior to founding the practice Dr. Newman was a senior official with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Economic Research Service (ERS), an Associate Professor of Agricultural Economics at Michigan State University, and Assistant Professor of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness at Kansas State University. He holds a Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics and a Master’s Degree from the College of Business at Michigan State University and an undergraduate degree from the Pennsylvania State University.