Advancing Agriculture in the States
The National Association of State Departments of Agriculture was founded in 1916. NASDA is a nonpartisan, nonprofit association which represents the elected and appointed commissioners, secretaries, and directors of the departments of agriculture in all fifty states and four U.S. territories.
NASDA grows and enhances agriculture by forging partnerships and creating consensus to achieve sound policy outcomes between state departments of agriculture, the federal government, and stakeholders.
NASDA is governed by a 10 member Board of Directors consisting of a five member Executive Committee; one At-Large member; and the presidents of the four NASDA regions. Executive Committee members are the officers of the association and serve a five-year term. (Each region has at least one member serving on the Executive Committee.)The regional presidents serve a one year term. The At-Large member is selected by the Executive Committee.
2017-2018 Board of Directors
President : Commissioner Steven Reviczky, Connecticut Department of Agriculture
Vice President : Secretary/Director Jeff Witte, New Mexico Department of Agriculture
Second Vice President : Commissioner Doug Goehring, North Dakota Department of Agriculture
Secretary-Treasurer: Commissioner Ryan Quarles, Kentucky Department of Agriculture
Past President: Commissioner Michael Strain, Louisiana Department of Agriculture & Forestry
At-Large: Director Chris Chinn, Missouri Department of Agriculture
Northeastern Region : Commissioner Richard Ball, New York State Department of Agriculture & Markets
Southern Region : Commissioner Andy Gipson, Mississippi Department of Agriculture & Commerce
Midwestern Region : Interim Secretary Dr. Dustin Oedekoven, South Dakota Department of Agriculture
Western Region : Commissioner LuAnn Adams, Utah Department of Agriculture & Food
NASDA Mailing Address 4350 North Fairfax Drive #910 Arlington, VA 22203
Phone: (202) 296-9680