Connect | Inspire | Preserve

NASDA Foundation

Our Projects

Our Work

The NASDA Foundation is the only educational and research organization that directly serves the nation's state departments of agriculture. We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Our mission is to advance agriculture to shape a changing world.

We work with states to:

  • Connect farmers to new markets
  • Inspire change across the supply chain
  • Preserve the environment, while maintaining agricultural viability

State departments of agriculture staff can submit project ideas to the NASDA Foundation. Download the proposal form here. Email the completed form to Dr. Lisa Benson at If you have questions, feel free to contact Lisa at

2018-19 Board of Directors

The Board of Directors governs the work of the Foundation.