Affiliates

NASDA Affiliates are organizations comprised of officials from state, territorial or comparable agencies involved or interested in the regulation, promotion or development of agriculture.

Apiary Inspectors of America (AIA)

The purpose of this organization is to promote better beekeeping conditions to help insure successful management of honey bees in North America. By seeking new information and ideas, and implementing uniform and effective laws, apiary inspection officers are able to assist in establishing new method s for the suppression of diseases that impact the bee population. The AIA continues to…

Association of American Feed Control Officials (AAFCO)

The purpose of the association is to establish and maintain an Association through which officials of any state, dominion, federal or other governmental agency and employees thereof charged with a responsibility in enforcing the laws regulating the production, labeling, distribution, or sale of animal feeds or livestock remedies may unite to explore the problems encountered in…

Association of American Plant Food Control Officials (AAPFCO)

The Association of American Plant Food Control Officials (AAPFCO) strives to gain uniformity and consensus amongst the U.S., Puerto Rican, and Canadian fertilizer regulatory programs, while protecting both consumers and the environment. AAPFCO unites member through the promotion of uniform and effective legislation with concise definitions, rulings, and enforcement practices through the…

Association of American Seed Control Officials (AASCO)

The Association of American Seed Control Officials is an organization of seed regulatory officials from the United States and Canada. The Association was organized in 1949, from an outgrowth of regional meetings held in various parts of the United States. The members meet annually to discuss mutual concerns of seed law enforcement, to be updated on new developments in the seed industry,…

Association of Food and Drug Officials of the United States (AFDO)

AFDO is an international, non-profit organization that is in the forefront of streamlining and simplifying regulations by either drafting regulatory rules or by commenting on government proposals. By developing a broad base of support for new approaches, AFDO has become a recognized voice in determining the rules and shape of the regulatory playing field of the future.

Association of Fruit and Vegetable Inspection and Standardization Agencies (AFVISA)

AFVISA promotes a close understanding between the states' Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Inspection and Standardization Agencies and the United States Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Marketing Service and related agencies regarding the inspection and standardization of fresh products. AFVISA’s second objective is to provide a forum where member agencies' personnel can formulate and…

Association of Grain Regulatory Officials (AGRO)

We aspire to sustain and augment the network of association states, provinces and affiliates crafted by the foresight of our founders, to share information, ideas and camaraderie in support of our members and of our partners in agriculture. 

Association of Official Seed Analysts (AOSA)

AOSA was formed in 1908 in response to initial attempts by individual states to develop seed laws. Initial priorities included, as was defined in the constitution, an attempt to seek uniformity and accuracy in methods, results, and reports. Objectives include efforts to perfect and make publicly known, through publication, uniform rules for seed testing, to establish the AOSA Rules for…

Communication Officers of State Departments of Agriculture (COSDA)

What is COSDA?Communication Officers of State Departments of Agriculture (COSDA) is an affiliate and supporting partner of the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA) that is composed of the communications officers of each state’s department of agriculture.The mission of COSDA is to improve communication between states and relevant federal agencies.By crafting…

International Association of Milk Control Agencies (IAMCA)

The International Association of Milk Control Agencies was founded in 1935 to improve the effectiveness and uniformity of regulation among the economic regulatory agencies and to provide a forum for exchange of information.The milk industry has never been more complicated, more volatile or more important to the economic vitality of our economies. IAMCA provides a unique forum for…

National Association of Agricultural Fair Agencies (NAAFA)

NAAFA, the National Association of Agricultural Fair Agencies, is an organization whose members are of agriculture state agencies and fair associations, involved in the administration of fair programs to benefit the fairs, and has dues related to fairs in respective states. The object and purposes of this organization are:to foster and promote agricultural fairs and shows with an…

National Association of State Aquaculture Coordinators (NASAC)

The purpose of NASAC is to promote, to encourage, and to assist the development of aquaculture in the United States by enhancing communication among Federal, State, local and tribal governmental agencies; agricultural research and extension institutions; and trade and marketing organizations.

National Association of State Meat and Food Inspection Directors (NASMFID)

The National Association of State Meat and Food Inspection Directors (NASMFID) is an organization of directors, assistant directors, and professional employees of state meat and poultry inspection programs. The organization currently has members representing 28 states.The objectives of the Association are to:Advance the science and art of meat and food inspection.Foster and effect good…

National Conference on Weights and Measures (NCWM)

The National Conference on Weights and Measures is a professional association of state and local weights and measures officials, federal agencies, manufacturers, retailers and consumers. NCWM has developed national weights and measures standards since 1905. Those standards are published in NIST Handbooks 44, 130 and 133 and are adopted by the states, territories, District of Columbia and…

National Egg Regulatory Officials (NERO)

NERO's mission: "To Regulate And Support The Egg Industry In A Manner That Encourages Uniformity While Promoting Food Safety And Quality Assurance." NERO's Vision: "A diverse partnership for uniform solutions".

National Plant Board (NPB)

National Plant Board is a non-profit organization of the plant pest regulatory agencies of each of the states and Commonwealth of Pu erto Rico and the Territory of Guam. Membership of the National Plant Board is made up of the State plant regulatory officials of each member State, Commonwealth and Territory. This person is usually the administrator of the section of his or her state's…

North American Agricultural Marketing Officials (NAAMO)

The North American Agricultural Marketing Officials (NAAMO) is an international organization of the State and Provincial government agricultural marketing officials who provide both domestic and international marketing services to the agricultural and food industries in their states and provinces. Each member state or province reflects its own diversity, but all members share common…

State Agriculture Technology Officers (SATO)

The State Agriculture Technology Officers (SATO) group was formed at the beginning of this year and had its first meeting on February 24, 2017.  The primary driver for this group coming together is to increase collaboration among state IT leaders in agriculture.  We have similar challenges and problems and there is no reason we can’t share solutions!  When situations arise that affect…