United We Thrive.

Founded in 1916, the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA) is a leader and problem solver on our nation’s most important agricultural issues. Speaking on behalf of a unified voice from all 50 states and four territories, NASDA is a nonpartisan association working to influence policy that is beneficial for all regions, people and environments.

On the front lines for the industry we love, NASDA gives a voice to agriculture through policy, partnerships and public engagement. Because agriculture leads the way for a healthy and resilient world, NASDA members are committed to representing the interests of everyone in the food supply chain who work every day to provide life’s necessities at affordable prices and in a healthy, sustainable manner.

Leadership

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.

2021-2022 Board of Directors

Richard Ball

President

Commissioner – New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets

Doug Miyamoto

Doug Miyamoto

Vice President

Director – Wyoming Department of Agriculture

Bruce Kettler

Bruce Kettler

Second Vice President

Director – Indiana State Department of Agriculture

Wes Ward

Wes Ward

Secretary-Treasurer

Secretary – Arkansas Department of Agriculture

Ryan Quarles

Ryan Quarles

Past President

Commissioner – Kentucky Department of Agriculture

Blayne Arthur

Blayne Arthur

At-Large

Secretary – Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food, & Forestry

Russell Redding

Russel Redding

Northeastern Region

Secretary – Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture

Kent Leonhardt

Kent Leonhardt

Southeastern Region

Commissioner – West Virginia Department of Agriculture

Jerry Costello

Jerry Costello

Midwestern Region

Director – Illinois Department of Agriculture

Derek Sandison

Derek Sandison

Western Region

Director – Washington State Department of Agriculture

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