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Julia Klöckner

Federal Minister of Food and Agriculture

Federal Minister of Food and Agriculture
born in Bad Kreuznach
on 16 December 1972, grew up on the family wine-growing estate in Guldental/Nahe
Catholic

Education and professional history

1992Abitur (upper secondary leaving certificate) at the "Gymnasium an der Stadtmauer" grammar school in Bad Kreuznach
1993 - 1998Double graduation as qualified grammar school teacher and M.A. in Political Science, Theology and Education at Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz
1998 Trainee journalist
1998 - 2002 Freelance contributor to SWR television
2000 - 2002 Editor of the "weinwelt" magazine
2001 - 2009Editor-in-chief of "Sommelier-Magazin"

Political career

since 1997Member of the Christian Democratic Union of Germany (CDU)
since 2002Member of the Land executive of the Rhineland-Palatinate CDU
2002 - 2011Member of the German Bundestag for the constituencies of Bad Kreuznach and Birkenfeld (inter alia member of the agricultural committee of the German Bundestag, Commissioner for Consumer Affairs of the CDU/CSU parliamentary group in the German Bundestag, deputy chair of the working group on agriculture, food, nutrition and consumer protection)
since 2004 Member of the district council for the district of Bad Kreuznach
2006 - 2011 Member of the executive committee of the CDU/CSU parliamentary group in the German Bundestag
2006 - 2010Deputy Chair of the CDU in Rhineland-Palatinate
2009 - 2011Parliamentary State Secretary at the Federal Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Consumer Protection
since 2010Chair of the CDU in Rhineland-Palatinate
since 2010Member of the Executive Committee of the CDU
2011 - 2018Chair of the CDU parliamentary group in the Land parliament of Rhineland-Palatinate and member of the Land parliament
2012 - 2018Deputy Chair of the federal CDU

Other social engagement

Member

Atlantik-Brücke e.V.
Regionalbündnis Soonwald-Nahe e.V.
cnetz – association for internet policy
General Assembly of the Central Committee of German Catholics
Plan International
Förderverein "Lützelsoon" zur Unterstützung krebskranker und notleidender Kinder und deren Familien e.V.
Weißer Ring
Stiftung Mainzer Herz
Förderverein "Eugenie Michels Hospiz" Bad Kreuznach
Förder- und Freundschaftsverein "St. Marienwörth" e.V.
Förderverein der Ökumenischen Sozialstation Nahe e.V.
Freundeskreis des Steinskulpturenmuseums e.V. Fondation Kubach-Wilmsen
Academie Kloster Eberbach – Werte in Wirtschaft und Gesellschaft e.V.
Landfrauen
Weinorden an der Nahe e.V.
Kreisfeuerwehrverband Bad Kreuznach e. V. und Birkenfeld e.V.
Carnival, music and sport association
Honorary Member of the "Aktion Deutsche Sprache e.V." association

Trustee

Caritas-Stiftung "Mittelpunkt Mensch" (Vorsitzende)
Ossig Stiftung für den Förderverein Kinderklinik Bad Kreuznach e. V. of the Diakonie Kreuznach
Weltkirche foundation

Patroness

Deutschen Multiple Sklerose Gesellschaft Bad Kreuznach
Förderverein ambulanter Hospizdienst Dienst e.V.
AKTION NIERE foundation
"Feed the Hungry" foundation
Land association of the "Deutsche Gesellschaft für Muskelkranke e.V."
Deutsche PSP-Gesellschaft

Miscellaneous

Initiator of the “Roman Herzog-Medienpreis” for consumer journalism
Wine Queen for the region of Nahe and German Wine Queen (1994 – 1996)

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