Press Release – 

Arlington, Virginia, United States

WHO: U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, U.S. EPA Administrator Michael ReganU.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai, and U.S. Food and Drug Administration Deputy Commissioner Frank Yiannas will provide perspective on administration priorities and issues important to the agriculture and food industry during the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA) Hybrid Annual Meeting on Sept. 19-22, 2021.

WHERE: Both virtual and in-person conference attendees will be able to watch the remarks. The hybrid NASDA Annual Meeting is being held in Louisville, Kentucky, at the Seelbach Hotel.

WHEN: The administration officials will participate virtually in various sessions throughout the conference.

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack
Plenary Session Speaker
Wednesday, Sept. 22 at 10 a.m. ET
U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai
Plenary Session Speaker
Tuesday, Sept. 21 at 10 a.m.
EPA Administrator Regan
Opening Session Speaker
Monday, Sept. 20 at 11 a.m. ET
FDA Deputy Commissioner Yiannas
Panelist – Digitalization: Redefining our Capacity
Tuesday, Sept. 21 at 10:45 a.m. ET

Food Systems and Nutrition Committee Meeting
Tuesday, Sept. 21 at 12:30 p.m. ET

HOWRegistrationis free for all members of the press. Please register by Friday, September 17 to attend.

WHAT: The 2021 NASDA Annual Meeting is themed “Redefining Agriculture.” The meeting theme will guide NASDA’s conversations and policy making on COVID-19 recovery and agricultural and food issues. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook to keep up with the entire conference, and use our hashtag #RedefiningAg.


NASDA is a nonpartisan, nonprofit association which represents the elected and appointed commissioners, secretaries and directors of the departments of agriculture in all 50 states and four U.S. territories. NASDA grows and enhances American agriculture through policy, partnerships and public engagement. To learn more about NASDA, please visit