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Julia Klöckner

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
1992 - 1998Studied at Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz
1998M.A. in Political Science, Theology and Education at Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz
1998 State examination in religion and social studies
1998 - 2002 Contributor to SWR television, Mainz
1998 - 2000 Trainee journalist
2000 - 2002 Editor at the "weinwelt" magazine
2001 - 2009Editor-in-chief at "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 Bundestag
2006 - 2010Deputy Chair of the CDU in Rhineland-Palatinate
2009 - 2011Parliamentary State Secretary to the Federal Minister 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
since 2012Deputy Chair of the Federal CDU
since 2018Federal Minister of Food and Agriculture

Other social engagement

Member

  • Board of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation e.V.
  • Atlantik-Brücke e.V.
  • Regionalbündnis Soonwald-Nahe e.V.
  • cnetz – association for internet policy
  • General Assembly of the Central Committee of German Catholics
  • 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
  • Akademie Kloster Eberbach – Werte in Wirtschaft und Gesellschaft e.V.
  • Landfrauen
  • Weinorden an der Nahe e.V.
  • Kreisfeuerwehrverband Bad Kreuznach e. V.--registered association und Birkenfeld e.V.
  • Carnival, music and sport association
  • Honorary Member of the "Aktion Deutsche Sprache e.V." association

Trustee

  • Caritas-Stiftung "Mittelpunkt Mensch" (Chair)
  • Ossig Stiftung für den Förderverein Kinderklinik Bad Kreuznach e.V. der Kreuznacher Diakonie
  • Plan International Deutschland e.V.
  • Weltkirche foundation

Patroness

  • Deutschen Multiple Sklerose Gesellschaft Bad Kreuznach
  • Schirmfrau und Mitglied Förderverein Christliche Hospizbewegung Ambulanter Dienste e.V.
  • Patientenstiftung Aktion Niere
  • "Feed the Hungry" foundation
  • Land association of the "Deutsche Gesellschaft für Muskelkranke e.V."
  • Deutsche PSP-Gesellschaft
  • Liebfrauen-Stiftung Worms
  • 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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