Bob Ehart

Senior, Policy & Science Advisor – NASDA Foundation

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Phone Number (571) 447-5325


Bob Ehart is the Senior Policy & Science Advisor at NASDA and the principal investigator for two cooperative agreements with FDA, which assist FDA and the states to implement the FSMA produce safety and the animal food preventive controls rules. Ehart joined NASDA in 2003, became director of public policy in 2009 and in 2012 moved into a position as a senior advisor so he could focus on food safety issues. Bob developed the on-farm readiness review program and the states’ role in the implementation of FSMA. He has championed the need for and value of uniform and consistent inspection and enforcement programs across the nation.

In the past, Ehart founded an environmental monitoring firm focused on identifying and mitigating on-farm risk, was a technical and subsequently an appointed agricultural official with the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture and previous to those roles he was an extension education specialist at North Dakota State University. He has worked in government, academia, and industry.