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

Rebecca Barnett

Rebecca Barnett

Associate Director, Public Policy - NASDA

NASDA

Janna Sprull

Project Manager

Featured Resources

Members Only

North American Agricultural Marketing Officials (NAAMO)

North American Agriculture Marketing Officials (NAAMO)

Food Export Association of the Midwest USA

Food Export USA Northeast

Midwestern Association of State Departments of Agriculture

Midwestern Association of State Departments of Agriculture

Northeastern Association of State Departments of Agriculture

Northeastern Association of State Departments of Agriculture

Southern Association of State Departments of Agriculture

Southern Association of State Departments of Agriculture

Southern U.S. Trade Association

Western Association of State Departments of Agriculture

Western Association of State Departments of Agriculture

Western U.S. Agricultural Trade Association

Western Association of State Departments of Agriculture

Western Association of State Departments of Agriculture

President

WASDA is comprised of the Commissioners, Secretaries, and Directors of Agriculture from Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Guam, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Samoa, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming.

2022 WASDA Annual Meeting

Featured Resources

  • Alaska Division of Agriculture
  • American Samoa Government Department of Agriculture
  • Arizona Department of Agriculture
  • California Department of Food & Agriculture
  • Colorado Department of Agriculture
  • Guam Department of Agriculture
  • Hawaii Department of Agriculture
  • Idaho State Department of Agriculture
  • Montana Department of Agriculture
  • Nevada Department of Agriculture
  • New Mexico Department of Agriculture
  • Oregon Department of Agriculture
  • Utah Department of Agriculture
  • Washington State Department of Agriculture
  • Wyoming Department of Agriculture

Virginia Tech Cooperative Extension created an Assessing On-Farm Produce Safety Risks fact-sheet series; each bullet below links to the corresponding publication. This series documents the multi-stage process of preparing for GAP certification and is an example of the type of resources available to growers. Additional produce safety resources and training modules can be found at the Northeast Center to Advance Food Safety Clearinghouse.

Performing a Hazard Analysis
General Practices
Pre-Plant Stage
Production Stage
Post-Harvest Handling Stage
Harvest Stage
Preparing for GAP Certification

To prepare for an audit, growers will find that a checklist can be very beneficial. Each USDA audit standard has its own checklist which details the farm operations covered under that standard.

GAP
Harmonized GAP
Harmonized GAP Plus+
Audit Preparation Checklist