Since 1972, NASDA has conducted our annual honor awards program for employees of the state departments of agriculture. It has become an important part of our annual meeting program and gives recognition to outstanding professionals who work for NASDA members.

Congratulations to our 2023 NASDA Honor Awards Recipients:

James A. Graham Award for Outstanding Service: Keith Rogers, Chief of Staff for Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner Dr. Ryan Quarles, Kentucky Department of Agriculture

Communications Award: Jim Britt, Communications Director, Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry

Douglass – Irvin Administration Award: Cynthia Edwards, Deputy Secretary, Arkansas Department of Agriculture

NASDA Public-Private Partnership Award: Fostering Collaborative Excellence: Merck Animal Health