NASDA represents the united voice of departments of agriculture in all 50 states and the repertoires of American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The commissioner, secretary, or director of each department is the designated representative to NASDA. Twelve of our members are statewide-elected officials, one achieved their position through career promotions in public service, all others are appointed by their governors.

NASDA members work to ensure all types of agriculture thrive and are co-regulators with the federal government on a host of responsibilities including environmental protection, food safety and more.

NASDA Members
Rick Pate
Commissioner
Alabama
NASDA
Director
Alaska
NASDA
Director
American Samoa
Mark Killian
Director
Arizona
Wes Ward
Secretary
Arkansas
Karen Ross
Secretary
California
Kate Greenberg
Commissioner
Colorado
Bryan Hurlburt
Commissioner
Connecticut
Michael Scuse
Secretary
Delaware
Nikki Fried
Commissioner
Florida
Gary Black
Commissioner
Georgia
NASDA
Director
Guam
Celia Gould
Director
Idaho
Jerry Costello
Director
Illinois
Bruce Kettler
Director
Indiana
Mike Naig
Secretary
Iowa
Mike Beam
Secretary
Kansas
Ryan Quarles
Commissioner
Kentucky
Mike Strain
Commissioner
Louisiana
Amanda Beal
Commissioner
Maine
Joe Bartenfelder
Secretary
Maryland
John Lebeaux
Commissioner
Massachusetts
Gary McDowell
Director
Michigan
Thom Petersen
Commissioner
Minnesota
Commissioner
Mississippi
Chris Chinn
Director
Missouri
Christy Clark
Director
Montana
Steve Wellman
Director
Nebraska
Jennifer Ott
Director
Nevada
Shawn Jasper
Commissioner
New Hampshire
Doug Fisher
Secretary
New Jersey
Jeff Witte
Secretary
New Mexico
Commissioner
New York
Steve Troxler
Commissioner
North Carolina
Doug Goehring
Commissioner
North Dakota
Dorothy Pelanda
Director
Ohio
Blayne Arthur
Secretary
Oklahoma
Alexis Taylor
Director
Oregon
Russell Redding
Secretary
Pennsylvania
NASDA
Secretary
Puerto Rico
Kenneth Ayars
Chief
Rhode Island
Hugh Weathers
Commissioner
South Carolina
Hunter Roberts
Secretary
South Dakota
Charles Hatcher
Commissioner
Tennessee
Sid Miller
Commissioner
Texas
Craig Buttars
Commissioner
Utah
Anson Tebbetts
Secretary
Vermont
Positive Nelson
Commissioner
Virgin Islands
Commissioner
Virginia
Derek Sandison
Director
Washington
Kent Leonhardt
Commissioner
West Virginia
Randy Romanski
Secretary
Wisconsin
Doug Miyamoto
Director
Wyoming